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Long and winding Lake Wylie

The S-bend squiggle of Lake Wylie straddles the border between North Carolina and South Carolina. Stretched out along the Catawba River valley, it's home to over 320 miles of pretty shoreline. Woods of maple and birch crowd the inlets, boaters bob along the waters, fishermen cluster below the tree-lined banks, and golfers enjoy the charming country clubs, all just a stone's throw from Charlotte. There are Lake Wylie vacation rentals for all sorts of traveler, ranging from stylish glamping cabins to luxurious country lodges with private boats and waterside views.

Get in touch with nature in Lake Wylie

A trip to Lake Wylie is all about enjoying the delightful backcountry of Carolina, North and South. Boating trips are one of the most popular ways to do just that, whether you drift out on organized evening tours from the western banks, or rent a private pontoon from the jetties in the east. Then there are the pretty walking routes that ring the local nature preserves, the fishing spots, and the countless watersports outfitters _ jet skiing anyone?

Lake Wylie has lovely nature reserves

Search for Lake Wylie vacation rentals in North Carolina if you want to be close to the rolling hills and sylvan creeks of the McDowell Nature Preserve. This cut out of the Lake Wylie shores has pockets of pretty woodland, campgrounds, and even fascinating science exhibits in its botanical Ozone Garden. That side of the lake is also home to the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, where you can wander orchid beds, see pretty water features, and learn all about different sorts of tropical flora.

Lake Wylie changes with the seasons

Lake Wylie wears a very different face depending on the season. In the winter months between December and March, snow and ice often cake the banks, boaters are few and far between, and the Carolinian forests have a raw and wilder edge. Spring, in April and May, is a great time to visit for the botanical blooms in the gardens, but most travelers come in the summer. That runs from June to September, and sees thousands settling in the charming cabins and Lake Wylie vacation rentals close to the beaches and boating jetties.

Lake Wylie lays between the Carolinian forests

Lake Wylie enjoys the pretty backcountry of 2 states: North Carolina and South Carolina. Rentals that pepper the eastern shore enjoy the wooded hills of reserves like the McDowell Nature Preserve, with its winding nature trails, boardwalk treks, and family-friendly picnic spots. On the western shore, there are fewer parks and protected areas, as the houses tend to but up right to the banks of the water. Trips to the courses of the Catawba River are a great idea though, offering a glimpse of SC's forests and riparian habitats as it weaves southwards.