Mount holly, nc

Explore Mount Holly, NC

A small town gem with big southern hospitality

Welcome to Mount Holly, North Carolina – a charming destination that combines rich tradition with exciting opportunities to create unforgettable memories. Located just off I-85, Mount Holly provides convenient access to Uptown Charlotte, the Charlotte- Douglas International Airport and several award-winning regional attractions.

About Mount Holly

Discover the charm of mount holly

Discover the heart of Mount Holly in our Charming Downtown, just moments from local hotels and a short drive from Charlotte-Douglas International Airport. Immerse yourself in nature on miles of scenic trails, each step a new adventure. Our community’s local businesses provide a vibrant array of gifts, clothing, food, and services for an authentic experience that lingers.

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Charming Downtown

Located less than 5 minutes from local hotels and within 15 minutes of Charlotte-Douglas International Airport.

Crowders Mountain State Park

Miles of nature trails

Mount Holly boasts miles of nature trails, providing endless opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts to explore and immerse themselves in the beauty of nature.

Local Food

Local retail and food

Our community of vibrant small businesses offer a wide variety of gifts, clothing, food, and services that will give you a local experience that will leave a lasting impression. 

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Enjoy everything we have to offer all year round

During your visit, you’ll have the chance to experience Mount Holly’s unique small-town charm, explore the beautiful natural scenery along the Catawba River, discover one-of-a-kind local businesses, and enjoy a busy calendar of events, year-round. And thanks to Mount Holly’s proximity to Charlotte, you’ll also have easy access to all the attractions, concerts, special events, and business conferences that one of the country’s fastest growing cities has to offer.

Waterfront Lifestyle

Mount Holly, NC is home to Tailrace Marina and has over 10 miles of pristine Catawba River frontage to explore.
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Top-rated hotel lodging

Discover top-quality service at Mount Holly's Holiday Inn Express & Suites or the Fairfield Inn & Suites, conveniently near major highways. Enjoy free Wi-Fi, inviting pools, and more!
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Playful city and outdoor recreation

Explore six parks, with two being strategically located along the riverfront with kayak and canoe launches.
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Centrally located near CLT and I-85

Mount Holly, NC is just a short drive (approximately 5 minutes) from Charlotte, with 10+ attractions within a 15-mile radius.
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Enjoy summer with food trucks, festivities, and fitness!

Lace up your hiking boots, strap on your lifevest, and charge your phone to take plenty of pictures – the exciting activities throughout Mount Holly are sure to convince you to extend your stay or book your next trip ASAP! The Catawba River provides ample opportunities for canoeing, paddleboarding, and boating. Landlubbers will find a network of trails teeming with greenery and wildlife. Only minutes away from cities like Charlotte and Gastonia, Mount Holly is just a short distance from various professional sports venues for soccer, football, basketball, and the Charlotte Motor Speedway.

US National Whitewater Center

The Whitewater Center is an outdoor center that offers thrilling activities for all skill levels. You can choose from options like rafting, kayaking, paddleboarding, mountain biking, rock climbing, and ziplining. The center offers guided and self-guided rafting experiences on a manmade river with class II-IV rapids. You can also rent equipment or take classes to learn how to steer while kayaking or paddleboarding.

White Water Center
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

The Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden is a mustvisit attraction. The garden spans 110 acres and features a conservatory, butterfly garden, canal garden, and sensory garden. Visitors can take guided tours and observe over 100 species of birds while exploring the gardens. One of the highlights of the garden is the Bluebird Trail, where visitors can peek into over 50 new nesting boxes. Those with limited mobility can enjoy the Garden Tram Tour, while outdoor yoga classes and photography classes are also available. Visitors can access the gardens for only $1 per person for up to six family members with an EBT card.

Highly Rated Hotel Accommodations

Consider two top-rated Mount Holly hotels for your stay in the Charlotte area. These hotels offer amenities like outdoor pools, fitness centers, and complimentary breakfast buffets, providing a relaxing retreat between your adventures.

They are priced attractively and located just minutes from Mount Holly’s downtown restaurant and nightlife scene. Both hotels have welcoming and knowledgeable staff who are eager to share information about the area’s amenities and attractions.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Charlotte Airport-Belmont offers luxury amenities like an outdoor pool, fitness room, complimentary breakfast, and free wifi. Guests rave about the helpful and friendly staff and the easy check-in process. The breakfast bar features hot cheese omelets, crispy bacon strips, fresh fruit, and oatmeal with all the fixins. The fitness center houses ellipticals, a tread mill, free weights, and various fitness equipment suitable for an away-from-home workout. The hotel also has a mini convenience store where you can grab your favorite snacks and cold beverages, as well as microwaveable meals and pints of ice cream.

Holiday Inn Express Mt. Holly
Fairfield Inn & Suites Mt. Holly

Fairfield Inn & Suites

The Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Charlotte-Belmont is conveniently located close to many of Mount Holly’s attractions. The suites come with smart TV access and breakfast, and guests love the comfortable bedding and blackout curtains that ensure a good night’s sleep. If you need to attend to work tasks, the hotel’s business center provides a quiet space, power outlets, and free wifi. But the hotel’s best asset is undoubtedly its indoor and outdoor pool. The outdoor pool is perfect for summertime relaxation, and the staff often lights the firepit on cooler evenings. In the winter months, the heated indoor pool is a great attraction for families. The fitness center is equally impressive, featuring several treadmills, ellipticals, and free weights stations. Before heading out to explore Mount Holly, stop by the breakfast bar for ham and cheese egg sandwiches, yogurt and granola with fresh fruit, and mini frittata bites. 

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