All year long, Charlotte magazine's staff of editors and writers scour the city for the best of the best—from dining to nightlife to culture to shopping, from pampering to pets to parks. We also ask you to vote for your favorites—which you do by the tens of thousands. Then, each May, we present the BOB Awards, recognizing Charlotte's Best of the Best. Every winner since 2011—Editor's Picks and Voters' Choice—is listed in this database, which is easily searchable. Consider this your ultimate guide to Charlotte's Best of the Best.

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BOB Awards Winner's Guide

RibbonWalk Nature Preserve

Map4601 Nevin Rd.
  • Health & Beauty


RibbonWalk Nature Preserve is a compact wedge of natural mixed-wood Piedmont forest, ponds, and walking trails in the oft-overlooked Nevin community four miles north of uptown. On weekdays and sometimes even weekends, you can roam the three miles of trails—and one of the region’s oldest groves of American beech trees, with some specimens more than a century old—and view some of the preserve’s 53 bird and 24 butterfly species, but otherwise not see a soul.


Place to Roam With the Butterflies in 2017

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Year Won: 2017
Pick: Editor's Pick
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