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December
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December
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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

December
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December
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Christmas in Cornelius

Join us on Sunday, Dec 4th from noon-6pm and shop from over 60 local artists & craftsmen for that perfect one-of-a-kind item for the...more

December
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December
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20th Annual Lighted Boat Parad...

Open to the public! Concessions and hot beverages will be served. Concessions open at 5pm, Santa arrives by fireboat at 6pm, boat parade...more

December
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December
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Huntersville Half Marathon & H...

See link for race details and to register.  Every Huntersville Half Marathon finisher will receive a finishers medal. ...more

May
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May
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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


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Davidson College
  • 405 N Main Street
  • Davidson, NC 28036
  • (704) 894-2000

Davidson College was founded in 1837 by ministers of the Concord Presbytery. Its ...more


Davidson Historical Society (Walking Tour)
  • Post Office Box 144
  • Davidson, NC 28036
  • (704) 892-3739


Duke Energy's EnergyExplorium
  • 13339 Hagers Ferry Road
  • Huntersville, NC 28078
  • (704) 875-5600

The Energy Explorium offers hands-on energy exhibits, a Lake Norman movie, outdoor ...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 Davidson Nature Preserve
  • Spinnaker Ct
  • Davidson, NC 28036
  • (704) 892-1910

Take a hike along the Sterling Martin Trail, and put in at the launch at Lake ...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


Legion Park
  • 21214 Legion Street
  • Cornelius, NC 28031
  • (704) 892-6031

Legion Park is located in the heart of old town Cornelius and offers a playground, ...more


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


Ramsey Creek Park
  • 18441 Nantz Road
  • Cornelius, NC 28031
  • (980) 314-1001

This waterfront park cover 46 acres and features a public swimming access area, boat ...more


Torrence Chapel Park
  • 21309 Torrence Chapel Road
  • Cornelius, NC 28031
  • (704) 892-6031

As one of Cornelius' newest parks located off Torrence Chapel Road, it includes a ...more


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.


Walter Henderson Road Park
  • 20214 Tailwind Lane
  • Cornelius, NC 28031
  • (704) 892-6031

Located at the corner of Walter Henderson Road and Backcourse Lane, the park is one ...more


West Branch Rocky River Greenway
  • Southern end of Shearer Road
  • Davidson, NC 28036
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West Branch Rocky River Greenway will combine with the existing Southeast Greenway, ...more