This one's gonna make you question what year you're actually living in. Latta Plantation is special for multiple reasons, the main one being that most of the natural surroundings have been kept in their pristine condition, s they'd be in a time before centuries of development—or at least they've been restored to that standard. Latta Plantation is one of the few places near Charlotte that allow horseback riding, so take advantage of that! Or have picnic, kayak on the lake, and go fishing, running, and hiking. The grasslands are a unique landmark within the Piedmont, where you'll find peculiar wildlife and flora. Sixteen miles of trail are sure to lower your stress levels and get you back in touch with mother nature.