Covering more than 50,000 acres in 3 counties is the Uwharrie National Forest. Complete with hiking, picnicking, camping, fishing, and swimming, go exploring in the Uwharrie National Forest. No matter the season, this area has something for everyone to enjoy. At a little less than an hour and a half from Charlotte, visiting the Uwharrie National Forest is great for a day trip. Find your way to Troy, North Carolina and see for yourself all there is to see and do in the Uwharrie National Forest.
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Start your day off on the trails at the Uwharrie National Forest.
Once you arrive in the Uwharrie National Forest, the views are simply breathtaking. The area is home to over 50 miles of trails. The Uwharrie National Forest trail map is a great place to begin if you’re looking to hit the trails. Hikers looking for a challenge should check out the Dutchman’s Creek Trail. With steep inclines and a moderate terrain, this 18.4-mile loop is quite the challenge. Dogs are welcome on a leash on this trail. Another great trail is the singletrack, 20-mile Uwharrie National Recreation Trail. The trail is hilly with lots of streams to pass by. If you want a shorter hike, there are 3 trailheads that can be used to access the trail.
The water recreation at the Uwharrie National Forest ranges from swimming and fishing to hunting for a nugget of gold. The Uwharrie National Forest is close to the original site where gold was first found in the US. Find your way to Badin Lake Recreation Area for hours of fun splashing around in the water. Bring a picnic as there are plenty of places to stop and enjoy a picnic lunch. During your visit to the recreation area, there are opportunities to see boaters, bikers, horses, hikers, campers, and swimmers.
A trip to the Uwharrie National Forest is close enough for a day trip!
The great thing about the Uwharrie National Forest is how close it is to Davidson. You can spend the day exploring the forest and still return at the end of the day to a nice place to stay. Our beautiful Inn is located about an hour and a half from the Uwharrie National Forest.
We are home to 18 guest rooms with 5 different types. If you are traveling as a family to Davidson Village Inn, let us know and we’ll help you reserve one of our family suites. The suite offers families 2 queen beds and a spacious sitting area. We start each morning with a complimentary gourmet breakfast buffet sure to start your day off in the right direction. Join us back at the Inn for afternoon tea and you’ve got the makings of a pretty perfect day. Come and experience a stay with us this summer. We look forward to being your home away from home.