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The county’s largest recreation facility is  Union County offers a variety of privately owned recreational
Cane Creek Park, a family-oriented venue     options:
on 1,050 acres of land including a 350-acre
trophy bass lake in southern Union County.
This is one of three Trophy Bass Lakes in    Aw Shucks!                                   bowling leagues, Pub Poker, karaoke, DJ
the State. Water is the key to Cane Creek, Aw Shucks Farms is a treasured destination dance nights, and live music every Saturday.
including fishing, swimming and boating. each fall with lots to do for all ages.          Birthday parties and event hosting are also
The lake is home to some of the best large- Attractions include hayrides, corn maze,      available. 1901 Skyway Drive, Monroe.
mouth bass fishing in the state as well as pumpkins, a 1950’s Soda Shop, and an           704-776-9518;
bluegill, crappie and catfish. A boat ramp   1800’s train car featured on Animal Planet!
allows you the opportunity to bring your     Paddle boats, fishing, and fossil mining     Hilton Vineyard & Wine Bar
own boat and pick your favorite fishing      make for a great outdoor party but indoor
                                                                                          Family owned and operated since 2010,
spot, or you may rent a canoe or rowboat parties and weddings are also available in over 80% of all grapes, berries and other
when you arrive at the Park. Large covered their event barn, The Cotton Gin. 3718         fruits are grown locally at their beautiful
picnic shelters with power, water, grill and Plyler Mill Rd, Monroe. 704-709-7000.        3 acre vineyard. Their 25 flavors of wines
picnic tables invites visitors enjoy just-                    are fermented, bottled and labeled right
caught fish or other savory items you may                                                 here in Union County. The Hilton Vineyard
choose to bring with you. A concession       Extreme Ice Center                           Wine Bar is located in Historic Downtown
stand is also available with a large listing of Extreme Ice Center offers the coolest     Monroe and open Monday-Saturday. It
delicious items on their menu.               activities all year around! At Extreme Ice   features live entertainment and nightly
                                             Center, you will find two NHL sized sheets   specials. Outdoor seating is also available
Park activities are not restricted to daytime. of ice and one ¼ sheet, aptly named “The which makes them a favorite spot during
At the family camping area, you can relax Puddle,” as well as a Pro Shop, Concession street events and downtown occasions.
at one of 108 family campsites overlooking Stand, Fitness Center, and the Center Ice      104 S. Main St. Monroe (704)776-9656
the lake. The group camping area features Tavern. They also specialize in Birthday
11 tent sites and six cabins to accommodate  Parties, Summer or Winter Camps, and
a maximum of six people each. Five horse     Group or Corporate Outings! Public Skating,  NCG Cinemas
campsites are available for horse enthusi- private or group lessons, broomball, and       Digital and 3D screens for the latest
asts who would like to bring their horse and league play are offered year around. 4705    releases, Reel Deal Tuesday deals on tickets
camp overnight. Swimming, hiking, biking Indian Trail-Fairview Road, Indian Trail.        and snacks, and free refills on drinks and
and horse trails also are available.         704-882-1830;               popcorn at NCG Cinemas. Relax in their
                                                                                          luxury reclining seats while enjoying your
Union County developed a second district Fox’s Alley Bowling, Bar, & Grill                movie. NCG Reward Program earns you
park in the east, near Wingate. Jesse Helms Fox’s Alley Bowling, Bar, & Grill offers much points to redeem at the concession stand.
Park, located on a 230-acre tract on Presson more than bowling. They have a separate Free Family Film Festival program in the
Road, spreads across gently rolling wooded bar and dining area, outdoor covered patio fall. They also offer sensory friendly movies
land. Amenities include athletic fields,     with seating, volleyball, cornhole boards, at select times. Birthday parties or large
hiking trails, picnic areas and natural areas. even yoga! They also have Latin night,     group events available. 1911 Dickerson
                                                                                          Boulevard, Monroe, NC. 980-313-8504.
 Other Recreational Options
                                             Ellen Fitzgerald Senior Center               Sun Valley 14 Theatre
Cane Creek Park |
                                                                                          Sun Valley 14 Theatre is a state-of-the-art,
Carolina Courts |       fitzgerald-senior-center-monroe/           luxury movie theatre that boasts fourteen
                                                                                          fully expanded wall to wall screens, high-
                                                                                          back rocker stadium seating, a movie
Carolina Panthers |         Kate’s Skating Center                        awards program and superior concessions.
Charlotte Checkers |                     Summer discount movies for kids, $5
Charlotte Eagles                             Monroe Aquatics and Fitness Center           Tuesdays* and monthly sensory friendly                      www.monroeaquatics                           screenings. The theatre is surrounded
                                             and                    by new restaurants to make it a night
                                                                                          out or lunch and a movie. 6449 Old
                                                                                          Monroe Rd, Indian Trail. 704-234-5373.
Charlotte Hornets | Nascar Hall of Fame                      (*3D and PDX

Charlotte Knights |
                                             The Athletic Barn
Charlotte Motor Speedway                                                                                    Play continued on page 13

                                             Trails Dynasty Miniature Golf

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