|Hike Name:||Latta Plantation - Buzzard Rock|
|Directions:||From Huntersville, NC:
8.4 mi- about 17 mins
1. Head south on S Old Statesville Rd toward Greenway Dr 0.4 mi
2. Turn right onto Mt Holly-Huntersville Rd 2.4 mi
3. Turn right onto Hambright Rd 3.4 mi
4. Turn left onto Beatties Ford Rd 0.8 mi
5. Turn right onto Sample Rd 1.4 mi
6. Turn right
Destination will be on the right 98 ft
6411-6705 Sample Rd, Huntersville, NC 28078, USA
|Total Hike Distance:||0.60 miles|
|Hike Type:||In & Out, Backtrack Hike|
|Hike Starts/Ends:||Sample Road|
|Trails Used:||Buzzard Rock Trail|
|Backcountry Water Sources:||Lakes|
|Contact Information:||Latta Plantation
5225 Sample Road
Huntersville, NC 28078
|Best Season:||Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall|
|Road Conditions:||Secondary Paved Roads|
|Hike Summary:||Mountain Island Lake was developed in 1924 as part of Mountain Island Hydroelectric Station, but the plantation itself was built in 1800 and was called Latta Place after its owner James Latta. Latta was a successful traveling merchant through 1820, but Mr. Latta retired and turned his property into a cotton plantation until his death in 1837.
The property changed hands over the years and eventually was purchased by Crescent Land and Timber, a subsidiary of Duke Power, because of its proximity to the Catawba River. This is a short hike on the property that travels to Buzzard Rock for a roughly one mile and thirty minute roundtrip hike.
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