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Amazing Maize Maze

This Fall starting September 10th and lasting until November 6th! There's more than enough fun and confusion for all! Get lost in our giant...more


Carolina Renaissance Festival

The Renaissance Festival is a 16th century European style art and entertainment festival combining outdoor theater, circus entertainment,...more


Laketoberfest Brew & Music Fes...

Lake Norman's largest craft beer and music festival returns on Saturday, October 15th. Laketoberfest will feature a star-studded lineup...more


4th Annual AmeriCarna Live Car...

Ray Evernham's fourth annual AmeriCarna LIVE car show presented by MSC Industrial Supply Co. and will be held on Saturday,...more


Huntersville Town Center Tree ...

Santa, ice rink, rides, and entertainment!...more


A Huntersville Christmas

Vendors, rides, ice rink, entertainment and Santa! Don't forget to visit the vendors that came all the way from Santa's Workshop at the...more


18th Annual Charlotte Asian Fe...

The Annual Charlotte Asian Festival is an annual family-oriented event for the Asian and non-Asian community in and around...more

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Hiking & Biking

Photo Courtesy of the Cow Bell Challenge at Fisher Farm

Walk, bike, run, or hike!  Our local parks offer paved and unpaved trails for cyclists. Lake Norman region has greenways connecting each town and well as trailways that are part of the Carolina Thread Trail, and many roads are cycle friendly with marked bike lanes.

Recently, the Town of Davidson was named a bike friendly community by the League of American Bicyclists (2010-2014).  The Davidson's Kincaid Trail at the end of South Street in Davidson and follows an approximately three-mile course, is the official marking of the South Prong Greenway as part of the Carolina Thread Trail system. The Carolina Thread Trail is a regional network of greenways and trails that will reach 15 counties and 2.3 million citizens. The trail preserves our natural areas and is a place for exploration of nature, culture, science and history, family adventures and celebrations of friendship.

Lake Norman was home to the 2008 Inaugural National MTB Oktoberfest at Fisher Farm Park in Davidson. The three-day, family-oriented mountain bike festival features the last race of USA Cycling's 2008 National Ultra Endurance Calendar, as well as short track, time trials, and children's races. The race venue is uniquely designed to take advantage of the early sunset, giving racers the opportunity to ride the trails at night.

Mecklenburg / Union Counties Bicycle Suitability Map -Contact: Charlotte Department of Transportation, 600 East Fourth Street, Charlotte, NC 28202-2858 or (704) 336-2261. This map is designed to help cyclists use the existing network of thoroughfares to travel through this busy, urbanized area. Five designations are shown - moderate, advanced, extreme caution, not recommended and prohibited. Collector streets, which are not rated but are typically suitable for bicycling, are also highlighted. Locations of parks, museums, libraries, schools and other destinations are shown. Safety information is provided.


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Jetton Park
  • 19000 Jetton Road
  • Cornelius, NC 28031
  • (704) 336-8869
  • Visit Website

This 104 acre lakefront park offers opportunities for the entire family. It includes picnic sites, lighted tennis courts, walking trails, gazebo, sunning beach (no swimming), playgrounds, restrooms, concession area and Waterfront Hall which may be ...more

The Cycle Path
  • 20900 North Main Street
  • Cornelius, NC 28031
  • (704) 896-3331

The Cycle Path provides quality bicycles, cycling supplies and service with a ...more

Fisher Farm Park
  • 21215 Shearer Road
  • Davidson, NC 28036
  • (704) 892-7591

A 4-mile trail for bikers, walkers, or runners with diverse terrain that will appeal ...more

Lake Norman State Park
  • 159 Inland Sea Lane
  • Troutman, NC 28166
  • (704) 528-6350

Located just south of Statesville in Iredell County, Lake Norman State Park boasts ...more

Latta Plantation Nature Center and Preserve
  • 6211 Sample Road
  • Huntersville, NC 28078
  • (704) 875-1391

The natural place to be! Amenities include a Nature Center, full-service Equestrian ...more

Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation
  • 5841 Brookshire Boulevard
  • Charlotte, NC 28216
  • (704) 432-5715

US National Whitewater Center
  • 820 Hawfield Road
  • Charlotte, NC 28214
  • (704) 391-3900

Official home of the US Olympic Kayak Team. Run-Bike-Paddle-Climb.

West Branch Rocky River Greenway
  • Southern end of Shearer Road
  • Davidson, NC 28036

West Branch Rocky River Greenway will combine with the existing Southeast Greenway, ...more