I'm still a relative newcomer to the area (only lived here 26 months). Have a long weekend coming up and wondering if anyone could recommend some interesting places within 2 to 2.5 hours (2.5 is the max due to some neck-driving issues). Enjoy birding and the outdoors. The weather isn't going to be great on Friday/Saturday, and we aren't a fan of cold (so the mountains are out). If there is anything you can think of within that range of south Charlotte (south of Ballantyne about 3 minutes from Fort Mill), can you let me know? Historic places, good birding/wildlife spots (no zoo's and been the Raptor Center a zillion times).
Thanks for your help!!