Latta Plantation - Buzzard Rock - Member Hike

Hike Name: Latta Plantation - Buzzard Rock
Country: United States
State: North Carolina
Nearby Town: Huntersville
Rating: 4 stars
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 Difficulty: Easy
Permit Required: No
Hike Type: In & Out, Backtrack Hike
Hike Starts/Ends: Sample Road
Trails Used: Buzzard Rock Trail
Backcountry Campsites: No
Backcountry Water Sources: Lakes
Management: Other
Contact Information: Latta Plantation
5225 Sample Road
Huntersville, NC 28078

Phone: (704)875-2312
Fax: (704)875-1724
Best Season: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Users: Hikers, Dogs
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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