There is a small lake near the University Area in Charlotte known as the Hilton Lake. Hilton University Place Hotel is located on the shores of this lake. There is a boardwalk where people can enjoy views of the tranquil lake setting and a beautiful path goes around the lake. There is a small playground for kids. You can stroll around the lake in the evening enjoying the sight of different birds. Paddle Boats are available for rent. There are many shopping and dining options here. There is a fountain in the middle of the lake. Many people gather at the lake for picnics or for a workout. The lake can get pretty crowded in the Summer.
Here are a few photos of Lake Hilton.