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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