Lake Wylie With over 325 miles of shoreline reaching both North and South Carolina, Lake Wylie is the perfect place for a peaceful retreat from the hectic pace of everyday life. Visitors can enjoy boating, camping, water skiing, fishing, swimming and hiking at the various parks located along the shores of Lake Wylie. All parks have free admission, and many are open year round. Lake Wylie is approximately nine miles from Clover. Visit wwww.lakewyliesc.com or call (803) 831.2827 for more information.
Paramount’s Carowinds Paramount’s Carowinds is one of the most popular family entertainment attractions in the Carolinas. The 105-acre theme and water park straddles the North Carolina-South Carolina state line and is located just 30 minutes from Clover. With more than 100 state-of-the-art rides, shows and movie-themed experiences, Paramount’s Carowinds is fun for all ages. Open March 23 through Oct. 6 (with exceptions). Please visit the park Web site at www.carowinds.com or call (803) 548.5300 or 1.800.888.4386 for more information including operating schedule and admission prices. The park is approximately 19 miles from Clover.
Ann Springs Close Greenway The Greenway is a 2,000+ acre undeveloped area north of Fort Mill just off Business U.S. 21. Twenty-six miles of hiking, horseback riding and bicycle trails weave through the diverse area, providing scenes of natural beauty and wildlife habitat. Eight primitive campsites are available by reservation, and a nature center is open to all visitors. Minimum daily admission is $2 per person. For more information, please call (803) 548.7252. The facility is approximately 24 miles from Clover.
Museum of York County The Museum of York County is a cultural learning experience that includes a fabulous collection of more than 200 fully mounted African animals, displays of tribal dress and artifacts, changing art and natural history galleries, a planetarium, and a nature trail. There is also a gallery dedicated to Vernon Grant, creator of Snap! Crackle! Pop! The museum features changing exhibits in science, history, natural history and the arts. Planetarium programs are offered at scheduled times on Saturdays and Sundays. For more information, please call (803) 329.2121 or visit the Web site at www.yorkcounty.org. The museum is approximately 16 miles from Clover.
Bank of America Stadium — Home of the Carolina Panthers This 73,367 seat, open-air stadium has been home to the Carolina Panthers since 1996. A pair of eight-foot tall black panthers, both weighing over 2,000 pounds, guards each of the stadiums three entrances. The Panthers invite all fans to come out early on game days to participate in the fun and festivities of the Catwalk. Trivia games, dance contests, music and appearances by Sir Purr and the TopCats are just some of the activities fans can expect at the Catwalk. Ericsson Stadium is also available for job fairs, corporate meetings and receptions. For more information, visit the Web site at www.cpanthers.com or call (704) 358.7000. The stadium is approximately 30 miles from Clover.
Knights Stadium—Home of the Charlotte Knights The Charlotte Knights are the Triple-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox. The facility is a 10,002 seat stadium in Fort Mill, just 10 miles south of Center City Charlotte. The Knights are proud to be a part of Charlotte’s long history of professional baseball. For more information including a complete game schedule and ticket information, please visit the Knight’s Web site at www.charlotteknights.com or call (803) 548.8050. The stadium is approximately 20 miles from Clover.
Charlotte Sting As one of the original eight WNBA franchise teams, the Charlotte Sting have been entertaining fans since 1997. Robert Johnson, founder of BET and owner of the Charlotte Bobcats, purchased the team in January 2003. The Sting play home games at the Charlotte Coliseum. For more information, please visit their Web site at www.wnba.com/sting or call (704) 357.0252.
Charlotte Bobcats The National Basketball Association’s 30th franchise has recently made its home in Charlotte. The team name, The Charlotte Bobcats, was unveiled at a team-hosted street festival in Uptown Charlotte in July 2003. The Bobcats played their inaugural season in 2004 at the Charlotte Coliseum before moving to Charlotte’s new uptown arena, Bobcats Arena, beginning with the 2005-2006 season. For more information, please visit the team’s Web site at www.bobcatsbasketball.com or call (704) 357.0252.
Lowe’s Motor Speedway Located in Concord, N.C., Lowes Motor Speedway is in the heart of race country. The speedway becomes a beehive of activity beginning with the annual Nextel Cup race in May. LMS is also home to the CARQUEST Auto Parts 300, The UAW-GM Quality 500 and the “Little Trees” 300. The season culminates in October with the longest Nextel Cup race on the NASCAR circuit, the Coca-Cola 600. The Outlaw Showdown is held at LMS’s dirt track on the same weekend as the 600. In addition to NASCAR and Dirt Track races, LMS offers tours and various auto shows throughout the year. For more information, please visit their Web site at www.lowesmotorspeedway.com or call (704) 455.3200. The speedway is approximately 45 miles from Clover.