Legend has it that centuries ago, a Catawba Indian brave became ill when the traveling tribe was in our region. When it came time to migrate, as the tribe often did to follow food, the brave was too ill to travel and was left here. Seasons passed, and the tribe returned to find the brave healthy and, it was reported, in better health than before. His vitality was attributed in large part to the spring water he drank…from the spring that is now Midas Springs off Beatties Ford Road in Huntersville.
Whether you are currently feeling under the weather, or just never want to feel badly again, now is your chance to come sample the water that could very well be Huntersville’s littlest-known treasure. When Midas Spring Water hosts the next Huntersville Connection meeting on Tuesday the 16th (at 8 a.m.!), you can see the original spring house and taste the water that comes from artesian wells deep below the surface.
These wells have been tested for centuries, showing that Midas water has a very unusual and near-perfect balance of minerals, including magnesium and calcium. In fact, Joe Liburdi, the current owner of Midas, purchased the location in part because of his experience traveling the world, sampling water and realizing that few springs in the world have a mineral content that compares to Midas.
The location is simple, no frills, but very peaceful and you’ll be surprised to find this small oasis off Beatties Ford. Simply take Gilead Road west, turn left on McCoy Road. At Beatties Ford Road, turn right and you’ll see the Midas sign on your left. Turn onto the road, and follow until the end (the road will turn into gravel and wind down to the springhouse).
Thank you to Midas for hosting and to Yah’s Best for promising to bring samples of her goodies!