If you're in the beautiful Lake Norman area and you don't know what to do, here is a bucket list of 29 things to try! Go around Cornelius, Davidson, and Huntersville and try to check off all the boxes before summer ends! The time's tickin'!

Paddleboarding at Latta Nature Preserve   rural hill

▢ Picnic in the park and walk a trail at Jetton Park or Ramsey Creek Park

▢ Play putt-putt at Lake Norman Mini Golf with the whole family and practice your aim with Axe Throwing

▢ Visit the Davidson or Huntersville Farmers Market to enjoy some local food

▢ Watch the sunset over the lake

▢ Show off your volleyball skills at Blythe Landing

▢ Go paddle boarding or kayaking on the lake and snap a cool pic

▢ Test you and your group's problem-solving skills at Out of Time Escape

▢ Ride a bike on the Davidson Greenway

▢ Walk through the Carolina Raptor Center and make sure not to miss the birds

▢ Go on a scavenger hunt / geocaching and find the hidden geocache at VLN’s Visitor Center

▢ Eat a snow cone at Pelican’s SnowBalls

▢ Drink a float from The Soda Shop

▢ Play frisbee in Robbins Park and take a selfie in their "bamboo forest"

▢ Run through the fountain at Birkdale Village to cool off on a hot day

▢ Catch a fish off a dock or boat. There are load to choose from!

▢ Send a postcard from the Visitor Center to someone you love

▢ Paint pottery at Meg-Art Pottery Painting Studio to put your art skills to the ultimate test

▢ Try a donut from Duck Donuts

▢ Grab a slice of pizza from Brooklyn South

▢ Taste test some chocolates from Davidson Chocolate Company and see which one's your favorite!

▢ If you’re over 21, sip some beers from a local brewery. There are so many great ones to choose from!

▢ Try the hushpuppies at Hello, Sailor. YUM!

▢ Find Davidson Sculpture Garden's Common Ground

▢ Try the mouth watering corn bread at 131 Main

▢ Snap a picture with the sculpture outside the Davidson Post Office and send it to someone you love!

▢ Pose in front of the Jack Conard Jr. mural in Cornelius

▢ Find the Huntersville caboose at Veterans Park

▢ Visit the 9/11 Monument in Cornelius

▢ Pet and feed a Highland cow at Rural Hill. A great activity for everyone!

Don't forget to share your experience and tag us in your summer time adventures on Facebook or Instagram @VisitLakeNorman!

Header image: @sammy.ernz via Instagram