Town Creek Indian Mound

509 Town Creek Mound Rd. in Mt. Gilead, NC

This National Historic Landmark is one of the most popular State Historic Sites in North Carolina and has been researched by numerous anthropology students and professionals

Morrow Mountain State Park

Address: 49104 Morrow Mountain Road, Albemarle, NC 28001
GPS: 35.373724, -80.073477

Morrow Mountain Road (SR 1798) is the only road entering the park. The intersection of Morrow Mountain Road and Valley Drive (SR 1720) is 4 miles from the intersection of NC 24-27 and NC 740 in Albemarle, NC.

Located in Stanly County, this park provides opportunities for hiking, swimming, boating, fishing, horseback riding, picnicking, and camping (can be reserved online, from primitive backcountry sites to vacation cabins). There are over 15 miles of hiking trails. Hours vary seasonally. Click here for a map of the park that includes the parking area and trails.

Visit the park website here, or call (704) 982-4402 for more information. 


Hike: Fall Mountain Trail (4 miles)

Hike: Morrow Mountain Trail (5.4 miles)

Hike: Sugarloaf Mountain Loop (2.89 miles)

Badin Inn Resort and Club

107 Spruce St. in Badin, NC

Badin Inn Resort provides lodging, golfing opportunities, a restaurant, and more. Call 704-422-3913 for more information.

King’s Mountain Point Picnic Area

Off FR 597A on Badin Lake, 15 miles NW of Troy, NC

With picnic sites and accessible fishing piers, this US Forest Service day use recreation area is a great place for group gatherings or a family picnic. Call 910-576-6391 for picnic reservation information. Open 6am-10pm every day.

Low Water Bridge

Low Water Bridge Road in Ophir, west of NC 1134 (Ophir Rd.)

Located just northwest of Ophir, this LandTrust for Central North Carolina property provides public access to the Uwharrie River for canoeing, kayaking, and fishing, and preserves several threatened species of mussels in addition to a large area of riparian habitat and mature mixed forest.


Hike: Crow Creek (1.28 miles)