Top Outdoor Destinations In Belmont

With temperatures in the 70s and 60s, there is still plenty of chances to get outside. Maybe you just need a new place to go to. So today we are getting a roundup of the best outdoor destinations in Belmont to visit this month. Ted Hall, Vice Chairperson of Belmont Tourism Development Authority, joined us on QC@3 to tell us about all of these fun places to check out!

Destination 1: Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

  • Holiday Lights at the Garden start the day after Thanksgiving. You can reserve a date and time, here!
  • Enjoy seasonal blooms, sparkling fountains, and nature trails.
  • The garden is located on the banks of Lake Wylie.
  • Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden is open select days and times due to COVID-19.

Ted tells us this is a great place for families.

Destination 2: Carolina Thread Trail

  • This trail runs through sections of Belmont.
  • At Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, the Persimmon trail winds into the Garden and connects to the Carolina Thread Trail.
  • Perfect for walkers, bikers, families, and pets on a leash.

Destination 3: Kevin Loftin Riverfront Park

  • This is a new spot in Belmont.
  • It is located on the Catawba River.
  • Enjoy relaxing dock swings, picnic areas with a water view, a playground for kids, walking paths and so much more!

Destination 4: Rocky Branch Park

  • The park has 40 acres in the heart of Belmont.
  • Looking for more of an adventure? Check out the 4.9-mile trail with short, punchy climbs that is great for any adventure seeker.
  • The spot is great for families, bikers, and hikers.

Destination 5: Downtown Belmont 

  • Downtown Belmont has all the feels of small-town charm.
  • There are restaurants, shops, and boutiques.
  • This is a great location for everyone in the family.

One to grow on: The Belmont GO History Walk

  • Check out Belmont’s history with the Belmont GO History Walk.
  • This is an interactive walk across downtown.
  • You’ll need to download the app to learn about their founding as a city, the textile heritage, and Belmont’s growth west of the Catawba River.
  • There are 35 stops throughout the historic business district and down to the former Chronicle Mill.
  • The walk takes approximately an hour to complete.



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