Official Lake Norman Visitors Guide

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Official Visitors Guide

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table of

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VISITOR CENTER

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ANNUAL EVENTS

GIFTS & APPAREL

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MAP

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LAKE NORMAN FACTS

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TIMELINE

DOG-FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES

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TRANSPORTATION

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RESTAURANTS

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WEATHER

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FREE & CHEAP THINGS TO DO

COFFEE SHOPS & DESSERT SPOTS

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BEER & WINE

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THINGS TO DO

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PLACES TO WATCH THE SUNSET

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HOTELS

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SPECIAL EVENTS

Arts & Culture Family Fun Golf Courses & Clubs History & Heritage Lake Rental Activities Nightlife Parks Race Shop Shooting Range Shopping Tours

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FOR THE YOUNG AT HEART

Sports Events Weddings Family Reunions & Meetings

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INSTAGRAM COLLECTION

@VisitLakeNorman


WELCOME TO LAKE NORMAN


Ramsey Creek Park

Davidson College

Birkdale Village

Nestled on the banks of beautiful Lake Norman are the quaint, charming towns of Cornelius, Davidson and Huntersville that offer a wide array of leisure amenities including outdoor adventure, art, history and shopping. From Lake Norman, you can enjoy the ease of traveling anywhere in the state, with Charlotte just 20 miles south while the mountains and coast are a short drive away. Whatever your desire, find it in Lake Norman. Photo by Taylor Christian


VISITORCENTER

i VISITORCENTER Proudly serving Cornelius, Davidson and Huntersville for 20 years

Visit Lake Norman 19900 West Catawba Ave, Suite 102 Cornelius, NC 28031

With over 20 amazing ambassadors eager to act as your own personal area information guide, our visitor center is the one stop shop for all things Lake Norman along with area and business information.

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GIFTS&APPAREL

Shirts Hoodies Sweatshirts Hats Keychains Stickers Postcards Mugs Wine glasses Shot glasses Sunglasses Jewelry Magnets Books License Plates Ornaments & More

Shop at our visitor center or browse our online store:

visitlakenorman. square.site

Items shown: Crewneck, local handmade jewelry, ornaments, wine thermos, UV long sleeve, hats

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L AKE NORMAN quick facts

• 520 miles of shoreline and 34 miles long • Mecklenburg, Iredell, Lincoln, and Catawba counties surround Lake Norman • Maximum depth of 130 feet • The lake is named after Norman Atwater Cocke, the former president of Duke Power, now Duke Energy

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Ramsey Creek Park


TIMELINE Splash into the past of North Carolina’s Inland Sea

1837 Davidson College is established

Founded on land given by William Lee Davidson II who fell against the British during the Battle of Cowan’s Ford in 1781. The College and the town it gave rise to, were named in his father’s honor

1963 LAKE NORMAN IS CREATED

1873

Cowans Ford Dam is completed creating the largest man-made body of fresh water in NC

Huntersville is incorporated

Originally named Craighead, the town changes its name to Huntersville to honor a major landowner and cotton farmer named Robert Boston Hunter

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1891

2016

The town of Davidson College changes its name to Davidson

Ramsey Creek Park opens Mecklenburg County’s first public swimming beach

1893 Cornelius is founded

Named after Joseph Benjamin Cornelius, who funded the construction of a cotton mill in the area

1905 Cornelius is incorporated

1959 Ground breaks on the project to begin building the dam

Lake Norman celebrates 50 years

2018 Frankie’s of Charlotte opens its largest family entertainment facility in Huntersville

2021 QUEST is completed

Latta Nature Center and The Raptor Center elevate their 30+ year partnership and open Quest, a one-stop-shop for environmental education, outdoor recreation and raptors

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T R A N S P O RTAT I O N

BY PLANE

LOCAL TRANSIT

Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) 5501 Josh Birmingham Pkwy. Charlotte, NC 28208 (704) 359-4013 cltairport.com

Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) (704) 336-RIDE (7433) charlottenc.gov

Ranked among the world’s top 5 busiest airports with nonstop service to 187 destinations.

Concord-Padgett Regional Airport 9000 Aviation Blvd. NW Concord, NC 28027 (704) 920-5900 concordairportnc.com

BY CAR The Lake Norman area is accessible by I-77. There are several car rental companies and transportation services throughout our towns. Go to visitlakenorman.org/ about/get-around/ to view our listings. Uber and Lyft are also available to book.

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Free shuttle service will operate on certain dates from the Cornelius Park and Ride to Ramsey Creek Park and runs every 15 minutes.

E-Bike Adventure (980) 395-1394 electricbikeadventure.com Rent electric bikes or kayaks

Pedego Electric Bikes (704) 997-5051 pedegoelectricbikes.com Spirited Cyclist Bike Shop (704) 948-9300 spiritedcyclist.com

Bike rentals in Davidson and Huntersville

Go the Distance Time Chart of Nearby Cities (from VLN) Charlotte..................20 min Asheville.................2 hours Raleigh...........2 hrs 30 min Wilmington.....3 hrs 30 min Atlanta....................4 hours


W E AT H E R packing guide From sunny summers to white winters, Lake Norman is a beautiful destination to visit year-round with four distinct seasons

SPRING

(March - June)

HIGH: Upper 70s / LOW: Upper 50s @on_camber_creative

What to pack: Light jacket, t-shirts, dresses, capris or leggings

SUMMER

(June - September)

HIGH: Upper 80s to 90s / LOW: Lower to mid 60s @imlittlebear

What to pack: Tank tops, dresses, skirts, shorts, and sunscreen

FALL

(September - December)

HIGH: Upper 60s to low 70s / LOW: Upper 30s to 40s @dena_tompkins

What to pack: Light jacket, sweaters, and long pants or leggings

WINTER

(December - March)

HIGH: Upper 40s / LOW: Lower to mid 20s Sam Vargas

What to pack: Winter coat, gloves, scarves, hats, sweaters, and jeans or heavy leggings visitlakenorman.org

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free & cheap

things to do It’s not how much money is spent, but the time spent with loved ones. If you’re on a budget, here’s a list of activities to keep you entertained!

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Downtown Davidson


7. Go fishing at Ramsey Creek Park

Float with the fish at the swimming beach or catch them off the pier.

8. Oak Street Mill

Browse through the eclectic variety of shops including antiques, home decor, the Cain Center of the Arts and more. And don’t forget to check their Facebook for upcoming events. Jetton Park

1. Have a picnic at Jetton Park

9. stroll through downtown davidson

2. Experience Birkdale Village

10. Sink pockets at Irish Cue

Hike, bike, lay out at the sunning beach or play tennis.

Eat, shop and take in nature at the area’s most popular open-air shopping center.

3. Practice your BUMP, SET, spike at Blythe Landing

Play sand volleyball, roam through the trails and have lunch lakeside at a picnic table.

4. Admire the Davidson College Sculpture Garden

Explore the cutest town you ever did see lined with local eateries and boutique shops.

Grab a drink, watch sports and play pool.

11. enjoy food & live music at Boatyard Lake norman

End the night with loaded nachos, live music, and good company.

12. visit historical sites

Check out the preserved historic sites including the oldest standing store in NC, the Hugh Torance House & Store.

Wander around campus and you’ll stumble upon beautiful works of art.

5. Explore Latta Nature Preserve Hike the trails, walk through Carolina Raptor Center, borrow fishing poles from Quest, or rent a canoe.

6. Find local goods at the Farmers Markets

Grab some organic vegetables, munch on some baked goods, or treat yourself with a freshly-made bouquet.

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T HINGS TO DO

attractions & entertainment

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Lake Norman


THINGS TO DO

Carolina Raptor Center

ARTS & CULTURE

CORNELIUS

Brick Row Gallery 19725 Oak St. #9 (704) 665-7409 brickrowcornelius.com Cain Center for the Arts 19725 Oak St. (704) 896-8823 cainarts.org

DAVIDSON

Belk Visual Arts Center 315 N Main St. (704) 894-2519 davidsoncollegeart galleries.org Davidson College Sculpture Garden 100 N Main St. (704) 894-2519 davidsoncollegeart galleries.org Davidson Community Players 209 Delburg St. Ste 132 (704) 892-7953 davidsoncommunity players.org

HUNTERSVILLE

Foster’s Frame Design & Gallery 102 N Old Statesville Rd. (704) 948-1750 fostersframeandart gallery.com

FAMILY FUN

CORNELIUS

Lake Norman Mini Golf 18639 Statesville Rd. (704) 892-9800 lknminigolf.com Northern Regional Recreation Center 18121 Old Statesville Rd. (980) 314-6772 Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park 17001 Kenton Pl. (704) 800-4699 urbanairtramplinepark.com

DAVIDSON

AR Workshop 120-A S Village Ln. (704) 765-3632 arworkshop.com/davidson

Escape 109 109 N Main St. (704) 975-3647 escape109.com Our Town Cinemas 227 Griffith St. (704) 237-3226 ourtowncinemas.com

HUNTERSVILLE

Carolina Raptor Center 6000 Sample Rd. (704) 875-6521 carolinaraptorcenter.org Discovery Place Kids 105 Gilead Rd. (704) 372-6261 kids.discoveryplace.org Frankie’s of Charlotte 10621 Bryton Corporate Center Dr. (704) 875-7888 frankies.com/charlotte Quest at Latta Nature Preserve 6345 Sample Rd. (704) 875-6521 thisisquest.org

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THINGS TO DO

Quest

Regal Cinemas 16950 Birkdale Commons Pkwy. (844) 462-7342 regmovies.com Spare Time Huntersville 16317 Statesville Rd. (704) 892-7177 sparetimeentertainment.com

Peninsula Yacht Club 18501 Harbor Light Blvd. (704) 892-9858 peninsulayacht.com

Private

Public

DAVIDSON

River Run Country Club 19125 River Falls Dr. (704) 892-4633 riverruncc.com Private

GOLF COURSES & CLUBS

CORNELIUS

Peninsula Club 19101 Peninsula Club Dr. (704) 896-7080 thepeninsulaclub.com Private

Skybrook Golf Club 14720 Northgreen Dr. (704) 948-6611 skybrookgolf.com

HUNTERSVILLE

Birkdale Golf Club 16500 Birkdale Commons Pkwy. (704) 895-8038 birkdale.com Public

NorthStone Country Club 15801 NorthStone Dr. (704) 948-4286 northstoneclub.com Private

HISTORY & HERITAGE

CORNELIUS

Cornelius Heritage Hall & Veteran’s Monument 21445 Catawba Ave. (704) 892-6031 For more historic locations in Cornelius:

Cornelius Historic Preservation Commission 21445 Catawba Ave. (704) 892-6031 cornelius.org/hpc

DAVIDSON

Ada Jenkins Center 212 Gamble St. (704) 896-0471 adajenkins.org

Discovery Place Kids

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Beaver Dam Historic House 19600 DavidsonConcord Rd. (704) 417-5884 beaverdamdavidson.com


THINGS TO DO Davidson College 405 N Main St. (704) 894-2000 davidson.edu Davidson Cotton Mill 209 Delburg St. (704) 895-1011 ci.davidson.nc.us/docu mentcenter/view/5529 For more historic locations in Davidson:

Davidson Historical Society P.O. Box 144, Davidson (704) 892-6022 davidsonhistoricalsociety. org

HUNTERSVILLE

Hugh Torance House and Store 8231 Gilead Rd. (704) 875-3271 hughtorancehouseand store.com Rural Hill 4431 Neck Rd. (704) 875-3113 ruralhill.com

Party Pontoon (336) 406-6294 partypontoon.com

LAKE RENTAL ACTIVITIES

Captain included

CORNELIUS

Icy Wakes Surf Shop 20601 Torrence Chapel Rd. (704) 895-7873 icywakessurfshop.com

Carolina Boat Rentals 19357 H.M. Junker Dr. (704) 614-2118 carolinaboatrentals.net Pontoon & jet skis

Wakeboards, surf boards, life jackets & wakefoils

Carolina Flyboard Inc. (704) 898-1947 carolinaflyboard.com

Safe Harbor Kings Point 18020 Kings Point Dr. (704) 892-3223 shmarinas.com

Flyboards & jet skis

Carolina Grace 18020 Kings Point Dr. (704) 451-7433 carolinagracelake norman.com

Pontoon & ski boats

Yacht

Cornelius Pontoon Rentals 15901 NC 73 HY (516) 426-6036 corneliuspontoon rentals.com

Sailing Lake Norman 17505 W Catawba Ave. (704) 301-1062 sailinglakenorman.com Captain included

Captain/tour guide available if needed

Sweetwater Farms 14412 Beatties Ford Rd. (980) 253-1446 sweetwaterfarmsnc.org For more historic locations in Huntersville:

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission 2100 Randolph Rd. Charlotte (704) 376-9115 landmarkscommission.org Carolina Grace

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THINGS TO DO

HUNTERSVILLE PARKS

Cajun Carolina Adventures (980) 705-1555 cajuncarolinaadventures.com Pontoons

Long Island Paddle Sports 7774 Hudson Chapel Rd. Catawba (828) 241-9809 longislandpaddlesports.com Paddle board, kayaks & canoes

Latta Nature Preserve 6211 Sample Rd. (980) 314-1129 Kayak tours

Mountain Island Lake Paddle Drop-off & pickup service (704) 929-7930 Paddle boards & kayaks Weekends only

NEARBY

77 Watersports 571 Stutts Rd. Mooresville (704) 743-8975 77watersports.com

Queen’s Landing 1459 River Hwy. Mooresville (704) 663-2628 queenslanding.com Sightseeing & dinner cruises

Ride LKN Wake & Surf School 114 Bowfin Cir. Mooresville (704) 775-3775 ridelkn.com Wakeboarding, wakesurfing & foiling lessons

NIGHTLIFE

CORNELIUS

Bin 110 19712 One Norman Blvd. (980) 689-5081 msoldwinenewspirits.com BoatYard LKN 18418 Statesville Rd. (704) 997-6069 boatyardlkn.com The Comedy Zone 17044 Kenton Dr. (704) 895-1782 lkncomedyzone.com Irish Cue 19507 W Catawba Ave. (704) 892-6904 facebook.com/irishcue

Tritoons, jet skis, tubes & water skis

For an informative boating directory, check out Best Kept Boating Secrets - Lake Norman boatingsecrets.net

Ride LKN

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THINGS TO DO Saeed’s Bar and Grill 20832 Catawba Ave. (704) 896-3633 saeedsbargrill.com Thigs Cocktail Bar 21234 Catawba Ave. (980) 689-4234 thigslkn.com

PARKS

CORNELIUS

Bailey Road Park 11536 Bailey Rd.

Disc golf, multi-purpose fields

Jetton Park 19000 Jetton Rd.

Sunning beach, tennis, playground

Legion Park 21214 Legion St.

Baseball/softball, playground

Ramsey Creek Park 18441 Nantz Rd. Swim beach, playground, fishing pier, dog park

Thigs Cocktail Bar

DAVIDSON

Ada Jenkins Athletic Field 212 Gamble St. Fisher Farm Park 21215 Shearer Rd.

Roosevelt Wilson Park 420 Griffith St. Playground

Southeast Greenway South St. to Davidson Concord Rd.

Robbins Park 17738 W Catawba Ave.

Lake Davidson Nature Preserve 750 Jetton St.

Fishing pond, playground

Kayak launch

Village Green Corner of 115 and Concord Rd.

Smithville Park 19710 S Ferry St.

McEver Fields 626 South St.

HUNTERSVILLE

Baseball/softball, playground, splash pad

Torrence Chapel Park 21309 Torrence Chapel Rd. Baseball/softball, tennis, playground

Westmoreland Athletic Complex 8430 Westmoreland Rd. Baseball/softball, playground

Parham Gateway Park 414 Davidson Gateway Dr. Playground, exercise stations

Plum Creek Park 18928 Bartlette Creek Dr. Tennis, pickleball, basketball

Preserve Dog Park 330 O’Henry Ave.

Abernathy Park 207 Glendale Dr.

Ballfield, basketball, playground

Blythe Landing 15901 NC Hwy 73 Waterfront, sand volleyball, playground, boat launch

Bradford Park 17005 DavidsonConcord Rd. Soccer, disc golf, amphitheater

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THINGS TO DO

RACE SHOP

HUNTERSVILLE

Joe Gibbs Racing 13415 Reese Blvd W. (704) 944-5000 joegibbsracing.com

SHOOTING RANGE

CORNELIUS Latta Nature Preserve

Greenway Park Corner of Greenway and Dallas Dr.

Richard Barry Memorial Park 13707 Beatties Ford Rd.

Playground

Soccer, playground

Hambright Park 11968 Hambright Rd.

Rosedale Nature Park 9519 Rosewood Meadow Ln.

Holbrook Park 100 Sherwood Dr. Tennis, playground

Huntersville Athletic Park 11720 Verhoeff Dr. Latta Nature Preserve 6211 Sample Rd. Fishing dock, kayak/canoe launch, sand volleyball

McDowell Creek Greenway 8925 Townley Rd. North Mecklenburg Park 16131 Old Statesville Rd. Baseball/softball, basketball, tennis, soccer, playground, mountain bike trail

Dog park, playground, outdoor fitness stations

Veterans Park 201 HuntersvilleConcord Rd. Amphitheater

Waymer Park 14200 Holbrooks Rd. Baseball/softball, basketball, playground

NEARBY

Lake Norman State Park 759 State Park Rd. Troutman Swim beach, mountain bike trails

Mountain Creek Park 6554 Little Mountain Rd. Sherrills Ford Pickleball, dog park, fishing pier, mountain bike trails

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The Range at Lake Norman 10913 Bailey Rd. (704) 895-3155 therangeatlake norman.com

SHOPPING

CORNELIUS

Downtown Cornelius 21325 Catawba Ave. cornelius.org Jetton Village 19809 N Cove Rd. shopjettonvillage.com Kenton Place 17105 Kenton Dr. Magnolia Estates Plaza 8231 Magnolia Estates Dr. Oak Street Mill 19725 Oak St. oakstreetmillantiques.com Shops at the Fresh Market 20601 Torrence Chapel Rd. Shops on the Green Corner of Torrence Chapel Rd & Knox Rd.


THINGS TO DO

DAVIDSON

Davidson Commons 536 Jetton St. Davidson Farmer’s Market 120 S Main St. (980) 253-1864 davidsonfarmersmarket.org Davidson Harbor Landing 100 N Harbor Pl. Downtown Davidson 101 N Main St. exploredavidsonnc.com Davidson Farmers Market

South Main Square 442 S Main St. southmainsquare.com

HUNTERSVILLE Birkdale Village 8712 Lindholm Dr. (704) 895-8744 birkdalevillage.net

Birkdale Landing 16639 Birkdale Commons Pkwy. birkdalelanding.com Bradford Market 15915 Davidson-Concord Rd. (704) 807-6352 thebradfordmarket.com Downtown Huntersville 101 S Old Statesville Rd. huntersville.org Huntersville Grower’s Market 200 Gilead Rd. (704) 766-2220 huntersville.org Northcross Shopping Center 9751 Sam Furr Rd. shopnorthcross.com

Oak Street Mill Antiques

Old Store Produce 14720 Brown Mill Rd. (704) 992-6106 oldstore.weebly.com Rosedale Shopping Center 9911 Rose Commons Dr. Shoppes at Birkdale Crossing 9525 Birkdale Crossing Dr.

Torrence Village 9826 Gilead Rd.

TOURS Brew Ha-Ha Tour Various Locations (704) 765-5104 charlottespecialevents.com/ brew-ha-ha-tours/ visitlakenorman.org

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FOR TH E YOUNG

at heart No matter how old you are, Lake Norman offers a variety of things to do for the young and young at heart.

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Lake Norman Mini Golf


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Spark some creativity at Discovery Place Kids-Huntersville. They believe play has the power to transfrom something as simple as water into a world full of new discoveries. From building castles to fixing race cars, there is plenty for you and your child to explore.

Urban Air Adventure Park will have you jumping with joy! Lake Norman’s exclusive trampoline park includes a rope and obstacle course, a virtual reality game, climbing walls, bumper cars and basketball goals so you can score a slam dunk!

Take a walk on the wild side at Carolina Raptor Center, home to over 30 species of birds. From eagles to vultures to owls, see for yourself how the birds interact on a self-guided tour while learning some “fly” facts.

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Check out the Northern Regional Recreation Center for fun all year round! Featuring pools, multi-purpose courts, a gym and more, there is something for the whole family to enjoy.

Learn how to shred the waves with Ride LKN, a premier watersports company that provides wakeboarding and wake surfing lessons. Beginners of all ages are encouraged!

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Roll over to Spare Time Huntersville to play and eat with the family. They offer bowling, a restaurant, bar & lounge area, laser tag, and a game zone featuring over 50 state of the art games.

Drive over to Lake Norman Mini Golf. This 18-hole golf course also features a laser maze, rock climbing wall, and Saz’s Snoballs to cool you down. This place will surely putt a smile on your face!

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Slip into a real-life adventure game at Escape 109 that challenges you to solve puzzles and find clues to escape a themed room within 60 minutes.

9 Have an endless day of fun at Frankie’s of Charlotte with go-kart tracks, 18-hole mini golf, four full-size outdoor rides, bowling, laser tag, arcade games, a full service restaurant & bar, and much more.

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annual events

JANUARY

APRIL

New Year’s Day First Footin’

Art on the Green, Davidson Village Green

Hike and 5 Miler, Rural Hill

Loch Norman Highland Games, Rural Hill

Annual Barefoot Tournament,

‘Tawba Walk Arts & Music Festival,

Lake Norman Marina

Oak Street Mill

FEBRUARY

MAY

Black History Month Celebrations,

Concerts on the Green,

Various locations

Davidson Village Green

MARCH

Asian Festival & Dragon Boat Race, Ramsey Creek Park

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration,

NC Brewer’s & Music Festival, Rural Hill

Piper’s at Galway Hooker

Hello Huntersville Music & Arts Festival,

Hop into Spring, Bailey Road Park

Downtown Huntersville

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SUMMERTIME FAVORITES 2nd Friday Street Festival, Oak Street Mill Lake Norman Summer Concert Series, D9 Brewing Company Concerts on the Green, Davidson Village Green Concerts @ the Circles, Circles @ 30 Outdoor Cinema Series, Cornelius Parks Movie in the Park, Veterans Park Symphony Concerts, EnergyExplorium & Bailey Road Park

SEPTEMBER

NOVEMBER

The Amazing Maize Maze, Rural Hill

Carolina Renaissance Festival,

‘Tawba Walk Arts & Music Festival,

Poplar Tent Road

Oak Street Mill

Sheepdog Trials & Dog Festival,

Fall Into Huntersville,

Rural Hill

Downtown Huntersville

Santa Arrival & Tree Lighting,

OCTOBER

Birkdale Village AmeriCarna LIVE Car Show,

The Amazing Maize Maze, Rural Hill

Ingersoll Rand

Carolina Renaissance Festival,

Light Up Cornelius,

Poplar Tent Road

Cornelius Town Hall

Annual All-American Dog Show, Bailey Road Park

DECEMBER

Laketoberfest, Bailey Road Park

Christmas in Davidson, Downtown Main Street North Mecklenburg Christmas Parade, Cornelius and Davidson Christmas Flotilla & Lights Parade, Lake Norman A Huntersville Christmas, Downtown Huntersville Huntersville Holiday Half Marathon & 5K, Birkdale Village Lighted Boat Parade, Lake Norman and Peninsula Yacht Club

Halloween in Huntersville & Halloween March, Downtown Davidson

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MAP

Lake

Norman

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Peninsula Club Golf Course

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Blythe Landing Cowans Ford Dam McGuire Nuclear Station

Cowans Ford Nature Preserve

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Richard Barry Memorial Park

Attraction

Buckeye Cove Nature Preserve

Brewery Hotel Shopping

RURAL HILL

Park Golf Club

Cowans Ford Wildlife Preserve

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CAROLINA RAPT

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MAP DCP ARMOUR 115 STREET THEATRE HOMEWOOD SUITES DAVIDSON HARBOR LANDING

Davidson Nature Preserve

DAVIDSON DAVIDSON VILLAGE INN COMMONS Roosevelt Wilson Park Parham Park

MICROTEL INN & SUITES SHOPS ON RED ROOF INN & SUITES THE GREEN SHOPS @ FRESH MARKET DAYS INN COMFORT INN & SUITES

Jetton Park

Ramsey Creek Park

Smithville

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Village Green

Preserve Dog Park Fisher Farm Park

McEver Fields Legion Park Downtown Cornelius

OAK STREET MILL Park LOST WORLDS BREWING HAMPTON INN MAGNOLIA ESTATES CLARION INN

CORNELIUS

LAKE NORMAN MINI GOLF

Westmoreland Athletic Complex

RANGE AT LAKE NORMAN

River Run Golf & Country Club

Bailey Road Park

D9 BREWING CO. NORTHERN REGIONAL REC CENTER ASS CLOWN BREWING CO.

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Robbins Park

ELEVEN LAKES BREWING

COMFORT SUITES @ BIRKDALE KENTON PLACE BIRKDALE VILLAGE RESIDENCE INN

Park

DAVIDSON

Downtown Davidson

SOUTH MAIN SQUARE

Torrence Chapel Park

JETTON VILLAGE

OUR TOWN CINEMAS BELK VISUAL ARTS CENTER DAVIDSON COLLEGE

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NORTHCROSS 115 COMMONS QUALITY INN NORTHCROSS SHOP CTR

BIRKDALE LANDING CANDLEWOOD SUITES FOUR POINTS

COUNTRY INN & SUITES SPARE TIME BOWLING North Mecklenburg Park

Birkdale Golf Club

Bradford Park

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CAROLINA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL

PRIMAL BREWERY NorthStone Country Club

TORE PRODUCE

HUNTERSVILLE

HUGH TORANCE HOUSE & STORE

ROSEDALE SHOP CTR TORRENCE VILLAGE

Skybrook Golf Club

Downtown Huntersville

DISCOVERY PLACE KIDS BEST WESTERN PLUS SUPER 8

Waymer Park

SPRINGHILL SUITES JOE GIBBS RACING

T AT LATTA NATURE PRESERVE

TOR CENTER

Abernathy Park MY PLACE HOTELS COMFORT Holbrook Park HUNTERSVILLE GROWERS MARKET SUITES HUNTERSVILLE HAMPTON Veterans Park SQUARE INN & SUITES

Huntersville Family Fitness & Aquatics Huntersville Athletic Park & Rec Center

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Hambright Park

FRANKIE'S OF CHARLOTTE

CHARLOTTE

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activities Who says you have to leave your furry friends behind? Our canine companions are part of the family, so we’ve highlighted a few places they’ll feel right at home.

Lucky Dog Bark & Brew

Birkdale Village

Birkdale Village is a beautiful pedestrian and dog-friendly shopping center. Dogs are more than welcome here and you’ll be able to tell by the various water bowls outside of some of the stores. If your stomach starts to growl, there are many restaurants that allow you to dine with your dog in their outdoor seating areas.

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Jetton Park

Sitting right on the lake, Jetton Park has 104 acres of land and a 1.5 mile long walking trail. All dogs must be on a leash, but can stroll along on the shaded walking trails. To relax and unwind, rest under the gazebo or go down to the sunning beach to soak in the beautiful sights of Lake Norman.


Latta Nature Preserve

There is no shortage of sights for you and your pup to take in at the area’s largest nature preserve. Dogs are encouraged to explore here, but must do so on a 6-foot or shorter leash. There are 16 miles of trails to explore where you might see riders on horseback or squirrels and other wildlife.

Lucky Dog Bark & Brew

Your dog doesn’t have to be 21 or over to enjoy the most dog friendly bar in Lake Norman. It’s the area’s only indoor/outdoor dog park with a sports bar. Unleash your dogs and let them roam free and socialize while you catch up with friends over a drink. Other amenities include dogbathing salon, doggy daycare and overnight boarding!

Swaney Pointe K-9 Park

Located inside Ramsey Creek Park, this dog park boasts four acres of fenced-in land with patches of shaded areas, so your furry friend can run as far as their heart desires. There are several picnic tables ad running water near the entrance. If your pup is on the smaller side, then they can play with dogs their own size in the area specifically for dogs 20 pounds or smaller.

Yappy Hour Bakery

The area’s first dog treat truck is at your service! This dog bakery on wheels offers fresh, preservative free treats, cakes, ice cream, and jerky which are also sold at a number of businesses around the Lake Norman area. Check out their Facebook page for more details about their schedule and truck location.

Restaurants and Breweries

There are plenty of dog-friendly patios throughout the Lake Norman area, so you never have to choose between a great meal and spending time with your pup. In Huntersville, you can fulfill your hunger at Café 100 or quench your thirst at Primal Brewery. Ass Clown Brewing or D9 Brewing Company in Cornelius and Kindred in Davidson also offer great food, drinks and dog-friendly spaces. Lake Norman is home to many dogfriendly restaurants, hotels, breweries, and stores. To ensure your fur babies can join you on activities and errands, be sure to call businessses ahead to confirm their store policies.

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eat good feel good

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RESTAURANTS

WATERFRONT

CORNELIUS

Hello, Sailor 20210 Henderson Rd. (704) 997-5365 hellosailornc.com $$-$$$ Port City Club 18665 Harborside Dr. (704) 765-1565 portcityclub.com $$-$$$

DAVIDSON

North Harbor Club 100-D N Harbor Pl. (704) 896-5559 northharborclub.com $$-$$$

Hello, Sailor

BoatYard Lake Norman 18418 Statesville Rd. (704) 997-6069 boatyardlkn.com $$

Crafty Burg’r n’ Tap 21726 Catawba Ave. (704) 897-7320 craftyburgr.com $

CORNELIUS

131 MAIN 17830 Statesville Rd. (704) 896-0131 131-main.com $$-$$$

Carolina Juice Company 20601 Torrence Chapel Rd. Unit 5B (704) 997-6001 carolinajuicecompany.com $

Fresh Chef Kitchen 20609 Torrence Chapel Rd. (704) 896-4999 freshchefkitchen.com $$

Al’s Bar & Grille 8321 Magnolia Estates Dr. (704) 987-6582 alsbarandgrillecom.com $

Choplin’s 19700 One Norman Blvd. (704) 892-4800 choplinsrestaurant.com $$

Barrel & Fork 20517 N Main St. (704) 655-7465 barrelandfork.com $$

CleanEatz 17111 Kenton Dr. (704) 997-8618 cleaneatz.com $

Big Bite’z Grill 20430 W Catawba Ave. (704) 895-7728 bigbitez.com $

Crafty Burg’r n’ Tap 17015 Kenton Dr. (704) 997-5388 craftyburgr.com $

AMERICAN

The Fresh Egg 20601 Torrence Chapel Rd. (980) 689-2006 the-fresh-egg.business.site $$ H2 Public House 19906 N Cove Rd. (980) 231-5936 $$ The Harp & Crown 19930 W Catawba Ave. (704) 892-9641 theharpandcrown.com $$

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Milkbread

Jack’s Corner Tap 8301 Magnolia Estates Dr. (704) 892-4433 jackscornertaplkn.com $$

Vitality Bowls 19722 One Norman Blvd. (704) 897-2202 vitalitybowls.com $$

Famous Toastery 101 N Main St. (704) 655-2778 famoustoastery.com $$

Kat’s Seafood Kitchen 19708 W Catawba Ave. (704) 997-5688 facebook.com/ katsseafoodkitchen $$

The Waterman Fish Bar 9615 Bailey Rd. (704) 237-3247 watermanclt.com/lkn $$-$$$

Flatiron Kitchen & Taphouse 215 S Main St. (704) 237-3246 flatirononmain.com $$-$$$

Nektar Juice Bar 19116 W Catawba Ave. (980) 231-5173 nektarjuicebar.com $$

DAVIDSON

Brickhouse Tavern 209 Delburg St. (704) 987-2022 brickhousetavern.com $$

Kindred Restaurant 131 N Main St. (980) 231-5000 kindreddavidson.com $$-$$$

Peninsula Prime Seafood & Steakhouse 19918 N Cove Rd. (704) 655-2727 peninsulaprimelkn.com $$-$$$

The Crazy Pig 402 S Main St. (704) 997-2320 thecrazypigbbq.com $$

Milkbread 624 Jetton Rd. #110 (704) 702-6020 milkbread.com $

Piper’s at Galway Hooker 17044 Kenton Dr. (704) 895-1782 pipersnc.com $$

Davidson Ice House 416 S Main St. (704) 895-5555 davidsonicehouse.com $-$$

The Pickled Peach 202 S Main St. (704) 765-2190 thepickledpeach.com $$

Tenders Fresh Food 18341 Statesville Rd. (704) 895-6017 tendersfreshfood.com $

The Egg at Davidson 231 Griffith St. (704) 987-1885 theeggrestaurants.com $

Restaurant X 408 S Main St. (704) 892-9369 restaurantxbistro.com $$

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The Pickled Peach

Smokey J’s BBQ 1827 Shearers Rd. (704) 997-8002 eatsmokeyjsbbq.com $$ The Soda Shop 104 S Main St. (704) 896-7743 davidsonsodashop.com $

HUNTERSVILLE

Arnie’s Tavern 16500 Birkdale Commons Pkwy. (704) 895-8058 birkdale.com/arnies-tavern $-$$ Bagel Bin & Deli 9815-I Sam Furr Rd. (704) 895-1455 $ Brown Bag Seafood Co. 16915 Birkdale Commons Pkwy. brownbagseafood.com $$ City Barbeque 15425 Hodges Cir. (704) 274-1069 citybbq.com $$

Dressler’s Restaurant 8630-1A Lindholm Dr. (704) 987-1779 dresslersrestaurant.com $$$

Harvey’s Huntersville 13812 Cinnabar Pl. (704) 947-5080 harveyslkn.com $$

Duckworth’s Grill & Taphouse 16609 Statesville Rd. (704) 237-4387 duckworths.com $$

Killington’s Restaurant & Pub 10010 Rose Commons Dr. (704) 948-3770 killingtons.com $$

The Egg Cafe 9525 Birkdale Crossing Dr. (980) 689-2538 theeggrestaurants.com $ Famous Toastery 12715 Conner Dr. (704) 425-6485 famoustoastery.com $$ Firebirds Wood Fired Grill 16641 Birkdale Commons Pkwy. huntersville.firebirds (980) 399-6999 restaurants.com $$$ First Watch 16641 Birkdale Commons Pkwy. Ste B250 (704) 727-4108 firstwatch.com $$

Lancaster’s BBQ 9230 Beatties Ford Rd. (704) 394-1464 lancastersbbq.com $$ Link & Pin 9723 Sam Furr Rd. (704) 997-6047 linkandpin.com $$-$$$ The Lost Cajun 9709-A Sam Furr Rd. (980) 689-2924 thelostcajun.com $$ Melting Pot 16625 Statesville Rd. (704) 987-2201 meltingpot.com $$$

Fox & Hound 8711 Lindholm Dr. (704) 895-4504 foxandhound.com $$ Green Brothers Juice & Smoothie Co. 16815 Cranlyn Dr. greenbrothersjuice.com $ Green Brothers

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RESTAURANTS Metro Diner 14211 Reese Blvd. (704) 912-1566 metrodiner.com $$

Pinky’s Westside Grill 9818 Gilead Rd. (704) 727-0142 eatatpinkys.com $$

Midwood Smokehouse 16710 Birkdale Commons Pkwy. (980) 689-2990 midwoodsmokehouse.com $$

Red Rocks Café 8712 Lindholm Dr. (704) 892-9999 redrockscafe.com $$-$$$

The Original New York Bagels 9810 Gilead Rd. (704) 948-7668 theoriginalnewyork bagels.com $

Saladworks 9911 Rose Commons Dr. (704) 992-9006 restaurants.saladworks. com $

Shake Shack 16633 Birkdale Commons Pkwy. (704) 396-8100 shakeshack.com $$

ASIAN

CORNELIUS

Cool Fish 21726 Catawba Ave. Ste B-2 (704) 765-1765 coolfishlkn.com $$ Daniel San 20822 N Main St. (704) 997-9338 danielsancornelius.com $$ Fusion Bowl 19905 W Catawba Ave. (704) 997-5998 $$ Huang’s China Bistro 19826 N Cove Rd. Ste C (704) 987-2299 huangbistro.com $ New York Chinese Restaurant 20121 N Main St. (704) 896-6576 $-$$ Osaka Japanese & Chinese Restaurant 17115 Kenton Dr. (704) 987-8980 osakacornelius.com $$

Shake Shack

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Pho Nam 18059 W Catawba Ave. (704) 892-9133 phonamvietnamese.com $


RESTAURANTS

eeZ Fusion and Sushi

Pho NC 19420 Jetton Rd. #104 (704) 997-5299 phonccafe.com $

Dragon Express 9815 Sam Furr Rd. (704) 655-8999 dragonexpress-nc.com $

Kung Foo Noodle 8625C Lindholm Dr. (704) 997-8132 kungfoonoodle.com $$

Sangam Indian Cuisine 20910 Torrence Chapel Rd. (704) 655-9600 sangamindia.com $$

eeZ Fusion & Sushi 16925 Birkdale Commons Pkwy. (704) 892-4242 eezfusion.com $$-$$$

Ming Garden 16610 W Catawba Ave. (704) 896-2226 myminggarden.com $$

Fusion 108 10010 Rose Commons Dr. (704) 992-0808 fusion108.com $$

Pho Ginseng 12905 Rosedale Hill Ave. (704) 992-2227 phoginseng.com $$

Thai House 19700 One Norman Blvd. (704) 997-5919 thaihouse.us.com $$

DAVIDSON

Sushi Star 9905 Rose Commons Dr. (704) 948-7877 $

Masala Mastee 107 N Main St. #101 (704) 897-2211 masalamastee.com $$

House of Taipei 16500 Northcross Dr. (704) 987-7997 houseoftaipei.com $$

Sabi Asian Bistro 130 Harbour Place Dr. (704) 895-5707 ilovesabi.com $$

Jin Jin 14231 Market Square Dr. (704) 875-0027 jinjinchinese.com $

Thai Emerald 10110 Northcross Center Ct. (704) 896-7484 thethaiemerald.com $$

HUNTERSVILLE

Kabuto Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar 16516 Northcross Dr. (704) 655-0077 kabutolakenorman.com $$-$$$

Yoshi’s Grill 9826 Gilead Rd. (704) 947-5233 yoshisnc.com $-$$

Coral Sushi 9525 Birkdale Crossings Dr. (704) 895-6880 coralsushi.com $$

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Inizio Pizza Napoletana

FRENCH

CORNELIUS

French Market Cafe & Gourmet Shop 20920 Torrence Chapel Rd. # B1 (704) 641-2201 frenchmarketcafeand tearoom.com $$

ITALIAN

CORNELIUS

Brooklyn South Pizzeria 19400 Jetton Rd. (704) 896-2928 brooklynsouthpizzeria.com $$ Ferrucci’s Old Tyme Italian Market 20910 Torrence Chapel Rd. (704) 896-3190 ferruccis.com $$ Mama’s Pizza Express 19741 S Main St. (704) 892-3305 mamaspizzaexpress.com $

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Maola’s Pizzeria 20129-G N Main St. (704) 896-1606 maolaspizza.com $$ Prosciutto’s Pizzeria & Pub 20920 Torrence Chapel Rd. (704) 439-4444 prosciuttos.com $$

DAVIDSON

Davidson Pizza Company 300 Mock Rd. (704) 237-4019 davidsonpizza.com $$ Il Bosco Ristorante & Bar 127 Depot St. (704) 987-1388 ilboscoristorante.com $$-$$$ Mandolino’s Artisan Pizza 208 S Main St. (980) 231-5615 mandolinospizza.com $$

HUNTERSVILLE

Antico Italian Restaruant 9719 Sam Furr Rd. (704) 892-5322 anticoitalianrestaurant.com $$ Hawthorne’s NY Pizza 14205 Reese Blvd. (704) 992-1661 hawthornespizza.com $$ Inizio Pizza Napoletana 16627 Birkdale Commons Pkwy. Suite E1 (980) 296-3131 iniziopizza.com $$ Mama Mia Too 101 Maxwell Ave. (704) 875-0575 mamamiatoo.com $$ Mama’s Pizza Express 14132 Statesville Rd. Ste A (704) 947-3223 mamaspizzaexpress.com $ Rocky’s Pizza 10310 Wilmington St. (704) 727-5080 rockyspizzaclt.com $$


RESTAURANTS Slice House Pizza 101 S Old Statesville Rd. (704) 274-9264 slicehousepizza.com $$ Taste of Buffalo Pizzeria 9610 Sherrill Estates Rd. (704) 439-0546 tasteofbuffalopizzeria.com $$ Uncle Maddio’s Pizza 10109 Northcross Center Ct. (704) 997-8524 unclemaddios.com $-$$

LATINO

CORNELIUS

El Toro 20930 Torrence Chapel Rd. (704) 997-2534 eltorogrill.us $ Juan Loco 8301-3 Magnolia Estates Dr. (704) 997-5560 juanloco.com $ Osito’s Taco & Tortas 20700 N Main St. (704) 997-5773 ositostacostortas.com $

La Unica 16203 Northcross Dr. (704) 895-5378 launicahuntersville.com $$

Sauza’s Mexican Restaurant 19501 W Catawba Ave (704) 997-6113 sauzasofcornelius.com $$

Que Onda Cantina 13016 Eastfield Rd. (704) 947-8900 queondatacos.com $$

Zapata’s Restaurant 19905 W Catawba Ave. (704) 987-8890 zapatasrestaurant.com $$

Sabor Latin Street Grill 14230 Reese Blvd. (704) 727-0018 saborcharlotte.com $

DAVIDSON

Carrburritos 445 S Main St. (704) 237-3040 carrburritos.com $

Taxco Mexican Grill 9719 Sam Furr Rd. (704) 655-0566 taxcomexicangrill.com $-$$

Mestizo 121 N Main St. (704) 997-5933 mestizocontemporary mexican.com $$

HUNTERSVILLE

Azucar Cuban Restaurant 15906 Old Statesville Rd. (704) 992-9480 azucarcubanrestaurantnc.com $$-$$$ Las Meras Tortas 14601 Statesville Rd. (704) 727-0928 facebook.com/lasmeras tortas/ $

Verde Mexican & Latin Fusion 9818 Gilead Rd. (704) 274-9192 verdelatin.com $$-$$$ Viva Chicken 9121 Sam Furr Rd. (704) 896-7350 vivachicken.com $$

Carrburritos

Azucar

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CO F F E E S H O P S & D E SS E R T S P O T S

start the day with coffee & end it with a sweet treat

COFFEE

CORNELIUS

The Bean Market 20052 Zion Ave. (704) 832-9907 thebeanmarketatbarley. com Public Grounds Coffee 21314 Catawba Ave. (980) 288-4418 publicgroundsnc.com Waterbean Coffee 19420 Jetton Rd. #105 (828) 305-9999 waterbean.coffee Willow Wood Coffee 19801 South Main St. (980) 201-1443 willowwoodcoffee.com

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Summit Coffee

DAVIDSON

HUNTERSVILLE

Good Drip Coffee 108 S Main St. Ste A (828) 838-5705 gooddripcoffee.com

Main Street Coffee & Coworking 104 Main St. (704) 992-9492 mainstreetcoffee.co

77 Grounds Coffee 605 Jetton St. Ste B (704) 230-0934 77groundscoffee.com

Summit Coffee 128 S Main St. (704) 895-9090 summitcoffee.com Summit Coffee Outpost 120 Patterson Ct Cir. (704) 895-9090 summitcoffee.com

Defined Coffee 8519 Gilead Rd. (704) 266-0708 definedcoffee.com

Summit Coffee 16639 Birkdale Commons Pkwy, Ste C-300 (704) 997-6071 summitcoffee.com Waterbean Coffee 9705 Sam Furr Rd. Ste A (704) 479-8888 waterbean.coffee


DESSERTS

Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop

CORNELIUS

Andy’s Frozen Custard 17055 Nat Bynum Ln. (704) 997-8165 Bakery 28 19905 W Catawba Ave. Suite 105 (704) 897-1717 bakery28.com Bruster’s Real Ice Cream 17029 Kenton Dr. (704) 896-2886 brusters.com Carolina Cones 20801 N Main St. (704) 892-8190 (Closed winters) Pelican’s Snoballs 20832 Catawba Ave. (704) 300-4970 (Closed winters) Sharetea 9606 Bailey Rd. (704) 997-8822 1992sharetea.com Sunset Slush 21303 Catawba Ave. (704) 231-3669 sunsetslush.com Sweet Cakes Bakery 20601 Torrence Chapel Rd. (704) 895-5800 sweetcakesbakery.com

DAVIDSON

Huntersville Ice Cream Shop 100 Maxwell Ave. (980) 288-7637 huntersvilleicecream shop.com

Ellie May’s Dang Good Ice Cream 1827 Shearers Dr. (704) 813-8362 elliemays.com

Jazzy Cheesecakes 10011 Biddick Ln. (980) 689-4659 jazzycheesecakes.com

Davidson Chocolate Company 610 Jetton St. (704) 896-7245 davidsonchocolate.com

Whit’s Frozen Custard 428 S Main St. (980) 231-5365 whitsdavidson.com

HUNTERSVILLE

The Bakery Shoppe 9606-B Sherrill Estates Rd. (704) 987-8225 thebakeryshoppe.com Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop 16836-D Birkdale Commons Pkwy. (704) 997-8441 buttermilkskypie.com Crumbl Cookies 10109 Northcross Center Ct. Ste 130 (704) 274-3480 crumblcookies.com Duck Donuts 9931-C Rose Commons Dr. (704) 727-5150 duckdonuts.com

Kilwin’s 16926 Birkdale Commons Pkwy. (704) 237-4869 kilwins.com/Huntersville Nothing Bundt Cakes 8830 Lindholm Dr. (704) 894-8535 nothingbundtcakes.com Scoop World Ice Cream & Arcade 103 S Old Statesville Rd. (980) 319-2591 facebook.com/Scoop WorldIceCreamArcade Smallcakes Cupcakery 9818 Gilead Rd. (704) 727-0284 smallcakescupcakery.com Whit’s Frozen Custard 10420 Arahova Dr. (704) 992-9750 whitshuntersville. shopsettings.com

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BEER & WINE

sip back & relax

Old Town Public House

= Beer = Wine

CORNELIUS

Ass Clown Brewing Co. 10620 Bailey Rd. (704) 997-8490 assclownbrewing.com

Barley Market 20052 Zion Ave. (980) 689-5087 shopbarley.com

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Bin 110 19712 One Norman Blvd. (980) 689-5081 msoldwinenewspirits.com

Carbonation Craft Beer and Wine Shop 20910 Torrence Chapel Rd. (704) 770-5272 facebook.com/ carbonation2


BEER & WINE Cork & Cask 9624 Bailey Rd. (704) 765-5490 thecorkandcasknc.com

Winestore 19400 Jetton Rd. (704) 892-5662 winestore-online.com

Cornelius Drafthouse & Bottle Shop 19818-C N Cove Rd. (704) 560-7874 corneliusdrafthouse.com

DAVIDSON

D9 Brewing Co. 11138-C Treynorth Dr. (704) 457-9368 d9brewing.com

Eleven Lakes Brewing 10228 Bailey Rd. (704) 756-4156 elevenlakesbrewing.com

Lost Worlds Brewing 19700-D One Norman Blvd. (980) 689-2467 lostworldsbeer.com

Lucky Dog Bark & Brew 19607 Statesville Rd. (704) 896-5550 luckydogbarkandbrew.com

Old Town Public House 21314 Catawba Ave. (980) 288-4418 drinklivemusic.com

The Cabin 400 A N Harbor Place Dr. (704) 237-3629 facebook.com/ thecabinlkn

Davidson Wine Company 121 Depot St. (704) 997-5332 davidsonwineco.com

Hop & Vine 605 Jetton St. Suite C (704) 207- 4037 facebook.com/ hopvinedavidson/

Lake Norman Cottage 200 A N Harbor Place Dr. (704) 237-3629

Vine Society Wine Shop 117 Depot St. (704) 892-8044 vinesociety.com

HUNTERSVILLE

B Squared Bottle Shop & Tasting Room 13812 Cinnabar Pl. (704) 947-5109 b2bottleshop.com

Corkscrew Wine Shoppe & Bar 16916 Birkdale Commons Pkwy. (704) 987-0011 thescrewcrew.com

Crafty Beer Guys 114 S Old Statesville Rd. (704) 274-5793 facebook.com/ craftybeerguys

Murto Made Distillery 11941 Ramah Church Rd. (248) 421-5148 murtomadedistillery.com Premium spirit made by Huntersville’s only micro distillery

Primal Brewery 16432 Old Statesville Rd. (704) 947-2920 primalbrewery.com

NEARBY

Daveste Vineyards 155 Lytton Farm Rd. Troutman (704) 528-3882 daveste.com

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PLACES TO WATC H

the sunset Sunsets combined with the charming surroundings of Lake Norman create a magical end to the day. Here are some of the best places to see one.

ON THE LAKE The best way to see the warm sunset is on Lake Norman itself. There are several marinas for people to dock their boats or rent one for the day. If you’re seeking an alternative to a boat, Paddle Lake Norman offers multi-day paddleboard and single

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kayak rentals that includes all the equipment you need. A paddle, safety leash, personal flotation device, waterproof/floating phone pouch, and more. These rentals are available only for delivery and can be dropped off at your waterfront property.


FROM A PARK

AT A RESTAURANT

Ramsey Creek Park The ADA-compliant fishing pier is an excellent place to watch as the sky falls dark. If you need to kill time, they also have a dog park, picnic shelters, a swimming beach, a playground and more.

Hello, Sailor Sip one of their signature cocktails at their tiki bar or enjoy fantastic food on their multilevel patio. Both patios seem to transport you to a paradise by the lake.

Jetton Park If you’re looking for a breathtaking sunset with an “island feel,” pack your picnic blanket or find a bench at the sunning beach. While you’re there, take advantage of the bike and walking trails, picnic areas, and garden.

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Latta Nature Preserve If you want to squeeze in some steps while rewarding yourself with a sunset, visit this 1,343-acre park that runs along Mountain Island Lake. You’ll find plenty of hiking trails perfect for walking along the lake as the sun goes down. We would recommend Split Rock Trail (1.15 miles) or Buzzard Rock Trail (0.3 miles) for the best views of the lake.

North Harbor Club Dine on their patio that looks out to breathtaking views of the sunset. For those who want to travel via boat, they offer a “dock-and-dine” service. Port City Club It’s fully enclosed patio is perfect for watching the sunset year-round, but during the summer, we love their gorgeous outdoor patio. Nothing eases the mind like watching the daylight fade over the water. Show us your favorite spots and share your sunset photos with us @visitlakenorman!

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Clarion Inn - Lake Norman 19608 Liverpool Pkwy. | (704) 464-4767 clarionhotel.com Comfort Inn and Suites - Lake Norman 19521 Liverpool Pkwy. | (704) 896-7622 comfortinn.com Hampton Inn Charlotte - North/Lake Norman 19501 Statesville Rd. | (704) 892-9900 hamptoninn3.hilton.com Microtel Inn and Suites 20820 Torrence Chapel Rd. | (704) 895-1828 microtelinn.com Red Roof Inn & Suites 20740 Torrence Chapel Rd. | (704) 892-3500 redroof.com

DAVIDSON

(exit 30)

Davidson Village Inn 117 Depot St. | (704) 892-8044 davidsoninn.com Homewood Suites by Hilton - Davidson 125 Harbour Place Dr. | (704) 987-1818 davidson.homewoodsuites.com

HUNTERSVILLE

(exit 25)

Candlewood Suites Huntersville 16530 Northcross Dr. | (704) 895-3434 candlewoodsuites.com/huntersvillenc Comfort Suites Birkdale Village 16905 Caldwell Creek Dr. | (704) 892-9487 choicehotels.com/nc975

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POOL

PET FRIENDLY

MEETING SPACE

(exit 28)

FITNESS CENTER

CORNELIUS

BREAKFAST

hOTELS


POOL

PET FRIENDLY

MEETING SPACE

FITNESS CENTER

(exit 25) continued

BREAKFAST

HUNTERSVILLE

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson 16617 Statesville Rd. | (704) 895-6565 countryinns.com/huntersvillenc Four Points by Sheraton Charlotte/Lake Norman 16508 Northcross Dr. | (704) 766-2500 fourpointscharlottelakenorman.com My Place Hotel 14725 Statesville Rd. | (704) 274-9164 myplacehotels.com Quality Inn - Huntersville 16825 Caldwell Creek Dr. | (704) 892-6597 qualityinn.com Residence Inn by Marriott 16830 Kenton Dr. | (704) 584-0000 marriott.com/cltrn

HUNTERSVILLE

(exit 23)

Best Western Plus Huntersville Inn & Suites 13830 Statesville Rd. | (704) 875-7880 book.bestwestern.com Comfort Suites Huntersville 14510 Boulder Park Dr. | (704) 875-6220 comfortsuites.com Hampton Inn & Suites Huntersville 10305 Wilmington St. | (704) 947-5510 hamptoninn.hilton.com SpringHill Suites by Marriott 13610 Reese Blvd West | (704) 946-2950 marriott.com/cltsu Super 8 Huntersville 14135 Statesville Rd. | (704) 875-1165 super8.com

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MEE T INGS & SPECIAL EVEN TS

you are welcome here

Contact VLN if you’re interested in having your event at Lake Norman Travis Dancy Director of Sales (704) 987-3300 tdancy@lakenorman.org

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Jetton Park


Sports Events Tournaments

Bradford Park

Searching for an indoor, outdoor or water sports venue? Lake Norman is a beautiful destination for your athletes, spectators and familes. From venue selections to hotel accommodations to event promotion, Lake Norman has quickly distinguished itself as a sports event hub. Every year, more sporting events call Lake Norman home. Let us help you tackle the planning details and guide you to a victorious event.

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weddings engagement parties

Carolina Grace

Whether you're dreaming of an intimate lakeside wedding, epic indoor celebration or a buoyant bash on a boat, Lake Norman offers so many beautiful spaces. Don’t overwhelm yourself with the logistics that Visit Lake Norman can handle. Take advantage of our complimentary services that include assistance with venue selections, discount hotel rates, wedding gift bags and more. We’re here to help you explore the best options suited to your style, budget and guest count.

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family reunions meetings & special events

NorthStone Country Club

As we transition back from virtual visits to in-person gatherings, our three towns offer the very best in unique venues, restaurants, attractions and more. Bring the group back together and let us do the planning for you. From which venue to host at, what restaurants to eat at, the attractions to go to and where to stay. Catch up with those you haven’t seen in a while and connect with the ones you have yet to meet. Lake Norman has all the meeting facilities and entertainment activities you need to make your special event a memorable one!

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