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8 Activities Everyone Needs to Experience Summer in North Carolina

Carly Rutledge

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Contrary to popular belief, there’s more to do in North Carolina than lounge at the beach eating BBQ while listening to country music. North Carolina is home to a diverse range of activities for people of all ages and abilities. Here are just 8 of the hundreds of activities to do for summer in North Carolina.

1. Witness a Sea Turtle’s Journey to the Ocean

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Every May, mother sea turtles lay their eggs along the North Carolina coast but it won’t be until at least July that these little guys will be ready to hatch! Watching these babies enter the world is a truly incredible experience that can be obtained here in North Carolina.

2. Try Stand-Up Paddle Boarding Yoga

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If you haven’t tried stand-up paddle (SUP) boarding before, you may not want to jump right into SUP yoga. But if you’re daring enough to put your balance skills to the ultimate test, this activity is sure to leave you with an even tan!

3. Hike Grandfather Mountain

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Don’t be too intimidated by the extreme heights, hiking Grandfather Mountain is an activity for families and experienced hikers alike. Standing 5,946 feet tall, Grandfather Mountain offers a view from the highest peak east of the Mississippi River.

4. Share the Beach With Wild Ponies

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If hiking isn’t your forte, why not spend an afternoon sunbathing with these unique locals in the Outer Banks! Native ponies call the Outer Banks home. They’re also friendly, so make sure to always care for the well-being of wildlife.

5. Segway Your Way Around Charlotte, North Carolina

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Segway tours in Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina are available every day of the week. Tours range from run rides to haunted tours so there’s a bit for everyone! Just be sure to take a practice stroll in the parking lot first…

6. Make a Splash at North Carolina’s Largest Water Park

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Chances are you’ve worked up a sweat riding that segway around uptown, so here’s a local activity to cool you and the whole family down! Carowinds is an amusement park and waterpark located in Charlotte and loved by year-round. However, it definitely is the best and perhaps most fun place to visit during the summer in North Carolina.

7. Learn How to Surf

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You’re never too old or young to shred some waves! Surfing lessons are readily available along the North Carolina coast. Plus, this is the perfect activity for summer in North Carolina that will also provide you with a wicked new skill set.

8. Go White Water Rafting or Kayaking

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http://www.100routesacrossamerica.com/

The U.S National Whitewater Center is located near Charlotte. Spend some time fighting the rough waters or test your strength in the ropes course before hitting the 1,625 ft zip line. Day passes are also available and recommended for the most adventurous visitors.

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