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CANAAN ZIPLINE CANOPY TOUR—

You can spend a half-day on this tour, with the op­por­tu­nity to ride nine zi­plines through the trees on a net­work of ca­bles and sky­bridges. Not only will you climb tow­ers to ac­cess the zi­plines, but you’ll also en­joy hik­ing along na­ture trails to get to the dif­fer­ent posts. The scenic tour of­fers great views of the for­est, wildlife and the Catawba River. “Night zips” are also avail­able. $89 for full canopy tour (nine zi­plines, sus­pen­sion bridge and two na­ture trails, 3.5 hrs); $65 boot­leg tour (five lines and a na­ture hike, 1.5 hrs). www. canaanzi­pline.com. 3111 Sand Is­land Road, 803.327.6932.

CHIL­DRESS VINE­YARDS—

NASCAR team owner Richard Chil­dress not only is a star on the track but in Yad­kin Val­ley wine coun­try, too. These vine­yards pro­duce 12 Euro­pean-style va­ri­etals and 30 wines. Tours, which lead vis­i­tors through a fer­men­ta­tion room, a bar­rel room, a bot­tling room and a tast­ing room, are of­fered at noon and 3 pm M-F and on the hour from noon to 4 pm Sa-Su. An on-site bistro serves lunch daily. Vine­yard hours: M-Sa 10 am-5 p, Su noon-5 pm. www.chil­dressvine­yards.com. 1000 Chil­dress Vine­yards Road, Lex­ing­ton, 336.236.9463.

HIS­TORIC BRATTONSVILLE—

This Rev­o­lu­tion­ary War liv­ing his­tory site con­tains more than 30 his­toric struc­tures that chron­i­cle the Carolina Pied­mont from the 1750s to about 1840. Other perks in­clude the re­stored house mu­se­ums, rare breeds of live­stock and the Walt Schrader Trails, an 8.5 mile net­work of back coun­try na­ture paths. See web­site for sea­sonal fes­ti­vals. chmu­se­ums.org/ brattonsville. 1444 Brattonsville Rd., 803.628.6553. $5-$6. M-Sa, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Su, 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

PRES­I­DENT JAMES K. POLK STATE HIS­TORIC SITE—

Less than a half hour’s dis­tance from Char­lotte by car, this his­toric site hon­ors late Pres­i­dent James K. Polk. The 11th Pres­i­dent’s par­ents once owned this land that com­mem­o­rates sig­nif­i­cant events dur­ing his term in of­fice, in­clud­ing the Mex­i­can-Amer­i­can War and Cal­i­for­nia’s an­nex­a­tion. Open Tu-Sa 9 am-5 pm. 12031 Lan­caster Hwy., Pineville,, 704.889.7145.

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