Location: Western North Carolina
Trip Starts: Sample Road
Trip Ends: Sample Road
Total Distance: 0.6 mile
Hike Type: In & Out, Backtrack Hike
Hike Difficulty: Easy
Trails Used: Buzzard Rock Trail
Trail Traffic: Moderate
Trip Type: Day Hike
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Latta Plantation
5225 Sample Road
Huntersville, NC 28078
(704) 875-2312


Mountain Island Lake was developed in 1924 as part of Mountain Island Hydroelectric Station, but the plantation itself was built in 1800 and was called Latta Place after its owner James Latta. Latta was a successful traveling merchant through 1820, but Mr. Latta retired and turned his property into a cotton plantation until his death in 1837.

The property changed hands over the years and eventually was purchased by Crescent Land and Timber, a subsidiary of Duke Power, because of its proximity to the Catawba River. This is a short hike on the property that travels to Buzzard Rock for a roughly one mile and thirty minute roundtrip hike.

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