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Latta Plantation Nature Center & Preserve

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Natural Retreat near busy town

Latta Plantation Park is great for kayaking, hiking, picnicking, and just hanging out in nature... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2018
Well hidden gem

I go often with my dogs to walk or run the trails. It is off the beaten path but free to walk... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2018
Charlotte, North Carolina
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“paddle boards”(2 reviews)
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6211 Sample Rd, Huntersville, NC 28078-6900
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Reviewed 12 November 2018

Latta Plantation Park is great for kayaking, hiking, picnicking, and just hanging out in nature. It's on the outskirts of Huntersville and borders Mountain Island Lake (just south of the damn from Lake Norman). There's a great spot to launch a kayak or canoe. There's...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 27 October 2018

I go often with my dogs to walk or run the trails. It is off the beaten path but free to walk trails. Very scenic around the lake. Has welcome center with real bathrooms and clean water. Also has raptor center, horse back riding, kayaking,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank meadorkarla
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Wanted to check out the trails and ended up walking about 5 miles of trails. The trails were shaded and many going along the water. There were several places to sit and enjoy the views of Mountain Island Lake. There are equestrian trails, an access...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Amlyma
Reviewed 17 September 2018

We use the lake access for kayaking and it's easy to access and put-in for everyone. It's in a nice cove and the other areas are fun for stopping on the way in or out.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Put in at the Kayak Only ramp last Saturday at 0900. The lot was almost completely full but there were a few spaces. I don't know if they allow parking along the road. The kayak only ramp is in a seculed cove of the lake,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Michael B
Reviewed 7 August 2018

The Latta plantation nature center is a great place for a family adventure! No admission fee and lots to do. Various trails are offered and are well marked. Horseback trails are also available. The center includes small animals on display. Souvenirs are reasonably priced and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank widaydreamer
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Nice little spot with a lot of local history. It speaks to how our ancestors lived and farmed. It only takes an hour or so for the tour.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank CharlottehotelGM
Reviewed 30 May 2018

We visited just the Plantation. The setting is very simple and rustic. There is a small museum and gift shop, the main plantation house, some out buildings and a few animals. Nothing fancy. We had an hour before our tour of the plantation house and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank MrGaucho1987
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

We arrived a 10.15am and the gates were still closed (they should open at 10am). Unfortunately for us a large group of schoolchildren was also waiting to get in and when the gates were eventually opened these kids stormed the office/store so it was very...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank moniquee2016
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

Before going to Latta Plantation the is a possibility for some walking trails about half a mile before the Plantation site. Several trails are discribed at the start. Maybe better if the distance was mentioned.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank hansv245
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