What do you want to do today? In Belmont, the choices are plenty!
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, a world-class 380-acre facility draws visitors from across the country and features an Orchid Conservatory, a strong addition to the existing 11 gardens and many year-round events. Located just across the Catawba River, you’ll find the U.S. National Whitewater Center, an outdoor recreation facility for whitewater rafting, canoeing and kayaking. Looking to nurture your inner history buff? The Downtown Belmont Historic District, covering 1,700 acres and featuring wonderful examples of Tudor Revival, Bungalow/Craftsman and Colonial Revival architectural styles, has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1996. The Belmont Abbey Monastery features one of only 64 basilicas in the U.S. recognized by the Vatican. Stowe Mercantile Co, an old-fashioned general store that provides everything for your home and unique finds for the kids, is a must-see and can be followed by an outing at the Belmont Drive-In, a throwback in time that shows first-run movies. Visit during the summer and you’ll always find plenty of festivals, events, concerts in Stowe Park and more.
The possibilities are endless in Belmont! But to get you started, you may want to explore these ideas.