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If you had a surprise day off work tomorrow, what would you WANT do? Would you want to kayak on Mt. Island Lake? Ride an Off-Road Segway on the forest trails at Latta Plantation Nature Preserve? Hike up Mt. Mitchell? SUP and chill? Marvel at the sensory explosion that is a Full Moon hike? Latta Outdoor Adventures is the group where people just like you come to find out what Outdoor Adventures are being offered RIGHT NOW at Latta Plantation Nature Preserve! We will keep you posted on all the programs for age 12 to Adult. Some are FREE meet-ups. Some cost a few bucks. Don’t have your own gear? No problem. That’s why we are here. Book a tour with us and let the Outdoor Recreation Specialists at Latta do the heavy lifting, literally. If you want to meet-up for ANY of our programs call Latta Plantation Nature Center to sign up (980)314-1129 or sign up on-line at parkandrec.com (calling is easier plus you get to talk to Courtney or David). Have an idea for an adventure that isn’t on our meet-ups? Tell us what you want to do and let’s do it! You can even book a private program tailored in (almost) any way imaginable. So what are you waiting for? Don’t waste that day off!

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Starlight Kayaking on Mountain Island Lake

Latta Plantation Nature Center

Imagine yourself kayaking under a sparkling canopy, hearing the stories of adventures past from your new paddling friends. Let your eyes and body adjust to nighttime the natural way and experience the reflection of shared beauty in sky and lake from sunset through dusk and into the night. All equipment provided! Ages 18 and up - $20/Single Kayak, $25/Tandem Kayak To register, call Latta Nature [masked] or online at https://apm.activecommunities.com/mecklenburgparks/Activity_Search?txtActivitySearch=starlight%20kayaking&applyFiltersDefaultValue=true&cat=Activities

Sunset Stand-Up Paddleboarding on Mountain Island Lake

Latta Plantation Nature Preserve

Clear your mind of the work-week stress and help your body prepare for a good night's rest by watching the sunset on a paddleboard. Let's explore the peaceful coves of Mountain Island Lake with our ACA certified instructors, while opening our senses to the beauty around us. All equipment provided! Ages 18 and up - $25 To register, call Latta Nature Center [masked] or online at https://apm.activecommunities.com/mecklenburgparks/Activity_Search/sunset-stand-up-paddleboarding-on-mountain-island/92314

Kayak Tour on Mountain Island Lake

Latta Plantation Nature Preserve

Enjoy the peace of paddling on the serene waters of Mountain Island Lake. We'll discover quiet coves where wildlife takes refuge, while understanding the ecological and municipal significance of our beautiful lake. All equipment is provided and all skill levels are welcome! Come dressed for adventure and bring plenty of water, snacks, or any other personal comfort items. Single Kayak - Ages 10 and up - $20 Tandem Kayak - Ages 5 and up w/adult - $25 To register call Latta Nature Center [masked] or online at https://apm.activecommunities.com/mecklenburgparks/Activity_Search?txtActivitySearch=kayak%20tour%20on%20mountain&applyFiltersDefaultValue=true&cat=Activities

Kayak Tour on Mountain Island Lake

Latta Plantation Nature Preserve

Enjoy the peace of paddling on the serene waters of Mountain Island Lake. We'll discover quiet coves where wildlife takes refuge, while understanding the ecological and municipal significance of our beautiful lake. All equipment is provided and all skill levels are welcome! Come dressed for adventure and bring plenty of water, snacks, or any other personal comfort items. Single Kayak - Ages 10 and up - $20 Tandem Kayak - Ages 5 and up w/adult - $25 To register call Latta Nature Center [masked] or online at https://apm.activecommunities.com/mecklenburgparks/Activity_Search?txtActivitySearch=kayak%20tour%20on%20mountain&applyFiltersDefaultValue=true&cat=Activities

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