Ballantyne Magazine

SPRING 2013

Ballantyne Magazine covers news, events, real estate, restaurants, shopping, health, schools and business in the upscale Ballantyne Area of Charlotte, NC.

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STO N E, F I R E AN D WATE R C R EAT I O N S ��� DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION Iron-Age Attractions Birmingham is the only place in the world that possesses the three natural Bringing the stonework of elements to make steel ��� coal, iron ore and limestone. Scotland to the Carolinas The city has preserved its legacy of steel and iron making at Sloss Furnaces Museum, a massive industrial complex dating to the 1920s. There is a guided tour, and those who call ahead can design a piece in sandstone and watch steel pourers turn it into a work of art. For sheer �� fun, the Greenes recommend Sloss Furnaces��� ���Stokin��� the Licensed contractors in NC and SC Fire,��� the largest amateur StoneManRocks.com barbecue competition 704.616.7948 and music festival in the Southeast, held every fall. Another noted city landmark, Vulcan Park and I M A G I N A T I O N D E T A I L C R E A T I V I T Y Museum, houses the biggest cast iron statue in the world. Climb the 129 steps or ride the elevator to the top of this colossal monument to the Roman god of the forge for an unparalleled view of Birmingham and surrounds. Epic Mountain Biking Many first-time visitors to Birmingham are surprised at the hilly terrain, which makes for superb mountain biking. At Oak Mountain State Park just outside of town, the Double Oak Loop Trail (known to locals as The Red Trail) was recently designated by the International Mountain Biking Association as one of its 50 EPIC Mountain Bike Rides in the world. Note: The trek can take up to three hours, so novices or families with children should opt for the Lake Trail. Golfers can address the SPRING 20 1 3 Over a million policyholders can���t be wrong. Give me a call or stop in to get a quote today. The Tillman Agency Edward L Tillman tillmae@nationwide.com 8440 Rea Road, Ste P Charlotte, NC 28277 (704) 960-1860 Source: AM Best 2006 Combined Lines PC ��2008 Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company and Afliated Companies. Nationwide Life Insurance Company. Home ofce: Columbus, Ohio 43215-2220. Nationwide, the Nationwide Framemark and On Your Side are federally registered service marks of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. Not available in all states. BALLANTYNE MAGAZINE 89

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