Top Parks to Visit in Lincolnton NC


Lincolnton's Motto: Near the City. Near the Mountains. Near Perfect.

Take a look at the top parks to visit in Lincolnton recommended by our Lincolnton NC chiropractor.

This charming city is steeped in history and located just minutes from I-40 and I-85 in the heart of the North Carolina Piedmont. Lincolnton is ideally located just northwest of Charlotte, where the Queen City's professional athletics and world class cultural activities are easily accessible. Lincolnton also makes for easy day trips to Hickory for furniture shopping, Gastonia for the Schiele Museum of Natural History, and Blowing Rock for fresh mountain air and regional arts & crafts.

Lincolnton is also just an hour from the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains & Asheville, and close to rivers, lakes, state parks and a wide variety of outdoor recreational activities.

Folks find Lincolnton an excellent place to visit, live and work. If you have a day to explore this quaint town not far from Charlotte, I recommend Lincolnton on any day except Sunday and Monday when most shops are closed.

Outdoor Activities in Lincolnton NC

If you're simply looking for outdoor activities, here's a few ideas to plan your visit:

Betty G. Ross Park
This thirty-five acre park includes: several brand new flag football fields, two softball fields, a picnic shelter, an outdoor basketball court, two outdoor pickleball courts, one outdoor tennis court, nature trail, disc golf course (eighteen holes), two playground areas, a brand new kayak launch and fishing pier, and is home to the Lentz Recreation Center and pool. Shelter and ball field rentals are available through the Parks & Recreation Department office. Betty G. Ross Park is located at 800 S. Madison St.
Regular Park Hours | 6:30a - 10:00p

City Park
Located at 1000 N. Aspen St. Lincolnton, NC 28092
The park includes: one multipurpose field and a concession stand with restroom facilities.
Regular Park Hours | 6:30a - 10:00p

First Federal Park
Located on 201 N. Poplar St. Lincolnton, NC 28092
The park includes: a Splash Pad, restroom facilities, and direct access to the Marcia H. Cloninger Rail Trail. Additionally the park is only a few short steps from E. Main St. and shops of Downtown Lincolnton.
Regular Park Hours | 6:30a - 10:00p
Splash Pad will reopen May 1, 2020!

Marcia H. Cloninger Rail Trail
Motz Ave. & 1000 N. Aspen St.
Regular Trail Hours | 24/7
Walkers, joggers, strollers, and cyclists use the Marcia Cloninger Rail Trail to stretch their legs and relax their minds.The trail runs from Motz Ave. to City Park, and is approximately 1.7 miles in length (one way). The trail connects Betty G. Ross Park, First Federal Park, and City Park.

Highland Drive Park
2770 Highland Dr.
This park includes: two soccer and multi-sport fields, a picnic shelter, a playground, a paved walking trail, and a concession stand and restroom facility. The shelter is available for rental through the Parks & Recreation Department office.

Battleground Park
Battle of Ramsour's Mill Reenactment is located at Jeb Seagle Drive Lincolnton, NC 28092. The Battle Weekend is produced by the Lincoln County Historical Association.

It's a living history weekend of Revolutionary War reenactments and music, period cooking, colonial crafts, firearms demonstrations, battle site tours and a wreath-laying ceremony at the mass gravesite.

Lincolnton's early settlers played a pivotal role in the American Revolution when neighbors were pitted against one another as 1000 loyalists and about 400 patriots clashed in The Battle of Ramsour's Mill on June 20, 1780. The casualties were high and equally divided, with an estimated seventy men killed and more than two hundred wounded.
The loyalist defeat to a much smaller patriot militia is said to have prevented General Cornwallis from winning North Carolina for the British crown.

Today, the patriot victory is commemorated each year with The Battle Weekend Reenactment celebrating historic Battleground Park as the site of this historically significant battle and Patriot victory.