Anyone who loves fresh air and the active outdoor lifestyle will enjoy every moment in Mecklenburg County. Known mostly for great water recreation on its rivers and lakes, Mecklenburg also has 9,000 acres of public Wildlife Management Areas that offer hiking, biking and bird & wildlife viewing. Many of the 17 designated Wildlife Management Areas offer free access. So, pack a picnic lunch and explore the trails.
Cyclists will find lots of options in Mecklenburg. Road cyclists enjoy the peaceful back roads and the is an easy ride suitable for the whole family.
A great way to get back to nature is to go camping. An Army Corps of Engineers campground is located on Kerr Lake. Occoneechee State Park is one of the crown jewels of the Virginia State Park System, offering tent camping, RV sites, boat ramps, equestrian areas and even cabins for rent.