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CABARRUS COUNTY—

Rac­ing lives here. Lo­cated just north­east of Char­lotte, Cabarrus County is home to Con­cord Mills, the num­ber one shop­ping des­ti­na­tion of the Caroli­nas, along with Char­lotte Mo­tor Speed­way (and about 90 per­cent of NASCAR teams), Great Wolf Lodge, sev­eral his­toric sites and the towns of Con­cord, Kan­napo­lis and Har­ris­burg. www.vis­it­cabar­rus.com. Con­cord. Map 1 F2

GAS­TON COUNTY—

Trav­el­ers look­ing to es­cape the city can check out this coun­try west of Char­lotte. Not too far a drive af­fords nat­u­ral and his­tor­i­cal won­ders, from scenic Crowders Moun­tain to pic­turesque down­town Bel­mont. www.vis­it­gas­ton.org. 704.825.4044.

LAKE NOR­MAN—

Just north of Char­lotte sits Lake Nor­man, the largest man­made lake in the Caroli­nas, which was cre­ated in 1963 by Duke En­ergy. With more than 500 miles of shore­line, it’s a great way to es­cape the city for boat­ing, fish­ing and swim­ming. Plus, nes­tled on its banks are the charm­ing sis­ter towns of Cor­nelius, David­son and Hun­tersville, which of­fer plenty of restau­rants, shop­ping and his­tory. www.vis­it­lakenor­man.org. 759 State Park Road, 704.987.3300.

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