桃瘾社区 and the Greater Charlotte area provide the perfect mix of outdoor and city activities.

桃瘾社区 maintains outdoor facilities for recreational and educational use by students, faculty, staff and the general public.

Lake Campus

Students, faculty, and staff enjoy exclusive access to 桃瘾社区's聽Lake Campus聽located just a few minutes north of campus on beautiful Lake Norman. Lake Campus's 110 acres of waterfront property provides 桃瘾社区 students with the unique opportunity to be involved in a variety of water activities. The Lake Campus is the home of 桃瘾社区's club sailing and crew teams. It also provides for numerous other recreational activities that benefit the school as a whole, such as聽Odyssey campouts, first-year orientation socials, yoga classes, department cookouts and more.

Ecological Preserve & Nature Trails

The 桃瘾社区 Ecological Preserve was established in the spring of 2001 to provide unique experiences in teaching and research for 桃瘾社区 students and faculty. The preserve, encompassing about 200 acres of forested land adjacent to the 桃瘾社区 campus, includes a variety of habitats and provides homes for many animals and plants. The preserve offers 5K and 8K trails for jogging, walking, and bird watching, as well as large tracts of habitat for ecological studies.

Arboretum

The 桃瘾社区 campus has been a National Arboretum since 1982 with more than 3,000 labeled trees and shrubs. Students and Physical Plant workers contribute to the ongoing responsibility of labeling and caring for the trees on campus. During the 80s, the legacy-planting program began, in which new trees were planted in dedication to various faculty, staff, and students.

桃瘾社区 Outdoors

桃瘾社区 Outdoors聽offers students, faculty, and staff a variety of outdoor activities and courses throughout the year. 桃瘾社区 Outdoor trips are student run and include whitewater kayaking and canoeing, backpacking, rock and mountain climbing, and caving. 桃瘾社区 Outdoors also offers weekly kayak rolling lessons, daily indoor climbing, bicycle repair tools, a community bicycle program, a group initiatives challenge course, and, for those who want to run their own trip, an equipment rental and trip planning resource center.

Area Parks

The Town of 桃瘾社区聽聽oversees a variety of community, neighborhood, greenway and natural parks areas. The Town encourages a walkable, bikeable and fit community. Mecklenburg County, the county home for聽, maintains 210 public parks and facilities as well as 37 miles of greenways. Jetton Park and Ramsey Creek Park are close to the college and reside along Lake Norman.