Ziplining, white water rafting, hiking and more at the US National White Water Center
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US National White Water Center

Welcome back to Travel Thursday here on Girl on the Move!

Our family recently took a nearly 6000 mile road trip and if there’s one thing I’ve learned about road trips (and I’ve done close to 15,000 miles in the past year so I consider myself an expert!) it’s that you need to find ways to be active when you’re traveling. Whether that’s getting your body moving when you stop at a rest area or finding tourist attractions that get your blood pumping, I’m all about finding ways to get your fitness on while you take a road trip because you spend a lot of time sitting in the car!

So when our family recently headed to the Charlotte, North Carolina area for my brother’s wedding we added the US National White Water Center to our “Must-See” list.

And boy am I glad we did! The Center offers hiking, whitewater rafting, kayaking, a ropes course, ziplining, rock wall, biking and so much more. We were only there for a few hours but you could easily spend a whole day there…just be prepared to go home ready to head to bed!

Ziplining, white water rafting, hiking and more at the US National White Water Center

If you look closely you can see me ziplining right across the white water course…you’re so close to the water you can feel the overspray!

Challenging ropes course high above the white water course at US National Whitewater Center

The challenging ropes course takes you through the trees, out across the white water course (my brother and brother-in-law look like they’re tightroping over a raging river!) and back through the trees!  There are several levels of difficulty on the course and as you go down the course you can choose which level of difficulty you’d like to tackle.

If I lived in the Charlotte area, I would definitely pick up an annual pass to the Center because there is so much you can do year round!

What is your favorite outdoor activity to do?

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