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Outdoor Fun & Attractions

Morrow Mountain State Park

Choose an adventure at Morrow Mountain State Park, whether it’s hiking, camping, paddling, fishing, horseback riding, swimming or just taking in scenery on one of the highest points in the piedmont. More than 15 miles of hiking trails and 16 miles of bridle trails thread the park, reaching from the summit of Morrow Mountain to Lake Tillery, where a boathouse offers canoes and rowboats for rent and bait for fishing. Visitors can launch their own craft from a boat ramp. A family campground with 106 sites for tents, trailers and RVs is close by a swimming pool with bathhouse. Group camping, remote backpack camping and rustic vacation cabins give more choices for extended stays.

Eldorado Outpost

Info & Activity Hub for the Uwharrie Area

  • Canoe & Kayak Rentals
  • Zip Lines
  • Cabins for rent
  • Maps & info on hiking, Off Highway Vehicles, biking, camping, horseback riding trails, fishing, etc

Oakboro Cruise-In

5pm on the 4th Friday of every month in downtown Oakboro

  • Largest car club cruise-in in the state
  • Classic cars
  • Food vendors
  • Live music

Uwharrie National Forest

51,000 acres of National Forest System lands in Montgomery, Randolph and Davidson Counties

  • Bicycling, Hiking, Climbing
  • Camping & Cabins
  • Fishing
  • Horse Riding & Camping
  • Hunting
  • OHV Riding & Camping
  • Outdoor Learning & Nature Viewing
  • Picnicking & Scenic Driving
  • Water Activities

Juneberry Ridge

  • 400+ acres of trails for hiking, cycling and mountain biking
  • Conference Center
  • Pet-friendly cottages
  • Clays target shooting
  • Greenhouse with farm-raised tilapia and organic produce
  • Fishing ponds stocked with bream, bass, crappie and catfish

Fishing Guide for Lake Tillery

Common S.W.A.G. Bowfishing
Joe Finney, Owner/Guide
(704) 202-2015

Carolina Treetop Challenge

Carolina Treetop Challenge is a self-guided adventure climbing experience consisting of a variety of challenging treetop courses. Located just south of downtown Albemarle, North Carolina, near Morrow Mountain State Park on the west side of the Uwharrie National Forest.

Richland Creek Zip Line Canopy Tour

  • 14 Ziplines
  • 4 Ropes Obstacles
  • Tour of Mendenhall waterfalls
  • Guided ride-through on their 4×4

Badin Road Drive-In

  • Double features with two viewing screens to choose from
  • New releases
  • Concessions
  • Games
  • Playground
Stanly County Museum: Historic Marks House & Historic Snuggs House
Morrow Mountain – Natural History Museum
Badin Museum
Badin Quadraplex Museum
Firehouse Museum
New London Museum
Lone Scout Museum – Camp John J. Barnhardt
Norwood Museum
Oakboro Museum of History
Oakboro Railroad Museum


Livi Bug's Boutique

106 S. Second St, Albemarle
(704) 982-8914

Gifts, Apparel, Accessories, Home Accents, Gourmet goodies

Merle Norman Studio

120 N. Second St, Albemarle
(704) 983-7462

Cosmetics, Skin Care, Apparel, Accessories

The Veranda Day Spa

106 S Main St, Mt Gilead
(910) 439-1516

Salon and Spa, Nail cosmetology, custom spray tan, Free Mary Kay skin care consultation

Caroline’s Boutique & Gifts

326 N. Main St, Troy
(910) 571-0448

Apparel, Accessories, Gifts, Home Accents, Personalization

Luna + Everest

417 W. Main St, Albemarle
(704) 984-2550

Apparel, Accessories, Home Accents, Hair, Skin, Waxing, Floral Arrangements

Cheetah Bling Boutique

304 N First Street, Albemarle
(704) 773-8868

Apparel, Accessories, Gifts, miscellaneous items

Cache Noir

110 N Main St, Norwood
(704) 776-1586

Apparel, Accessories, Gifts, Local Crafts

AmberLynn Jewelry + Clothes

121 N. Main St, Mount Gilead
(910) 975-2487

Apparel, Accessories, Jewelry

Heart & Saw

152 N Main Street, Norwood
(704) 322-6785

Custom wood pieces, Epoxy products, Mosaics


Stony Mountain Vineyard

26370 Mountain Ridge Rd
Albemarle, NC 28001
(704) 982-0922

Dennis Vineyards

24043 Endy Rd
Albemarle, NC 28001
(704) 982-6090

Uwharrie Vineyards

28030 Austin Rd
Albemarle, NC 28001
(704) 982-WINE (9463)

Morgan Ridge Vineyards

486 John Morgan Rd
Gold Hill, NC 28971
(704) 639-0911


Uwharrie Brewing

Uwharrie Brewing

121 N 3rd St, Albemarle, NC
(704) 550-5779

Badin Brews

Badin Brews

124 S 1st St, Albemarle, NC
(704) 983-2482

Loping Crow Distillery

24030 Endy Rd, Albemarle, NC
(980) 303-3262

Get in Touch

Book An Appointment


1189 Lilly's Bridge Rd.
Mt. Gilead, NC 27306


(910) 439-2030



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