If you're in the beautiful Lake Norman area and you don't know what to do, here is a bucket list of 31 things to try! Go around Cornelius, Davidson, and Huntersville and try to check off all the boxes before summer ends! The clock's tickin'!


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

▢ Go laser tagging at Frankie's Fun Park with the whole family

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

▢ Take a wake and surf lesson with Ride LKN and learn how to ride the waves!

▢ Visit NC's oldest surviving store from the 18th-century, Hugh Torance House & Store 

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

▢ Test your problem-solving skills at Escape 109

▢ Rent an e-bike and ride on the greenways

▢ Walk through the Carolina Raptor Center and see how many birds you can spot

▢ Enjoy the fresh fruits and acai bowls at Rico’s Acai

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Ride LKN

Morelia Ice Cream Paletas
Morelia Ice Cream Paletas

▢ Watch the sunset over the lake

▢ Drink a float from The Soda Shop, Davidson's first real café that opened in 1951

▢ Listen to live music in the Plaza at Birkdale Village

▢ Catch a fish off a dock or boat

▢ Try a State Fair Mini Donut from Sugar + Ice

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

▢ Check out a jail cell from the nineteenth century.

▢ Eat a handmade paleta at Morelia Ice Cream Paletas

▢ Grab a slice of pizza from Brooklyn South

▢ If you’re over 21, grab a beer from a local brewery and walk around the social district. There are so many breweries to choose from!

▢ Take a dip at Ramsey Creek Park's swimming beach

▢ Go on a scavenger hunt and find all the sculptures at the Davidson College Sculpture Garden

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

▢ Go down the waterslide at the Northern Regional Recreation Center

▢ Browse rows and rows of antiques at Oak Street Mill

Davidson College Sculpture
Davidson College

Lake Norman Mini Golf
LKN Mini Golf

▢ Find a t-shirt, hat, or other souvenirs at VLN’s Visitor Center

▢ Get a hole in one at LKN Mini Golf

▢ Find the Huntersville caboose at Veterans Park

▢ Visit the Veterans Monument in Cornelius

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

▢ Post your favorite Lake Norman place on social media and tag us @VisitLakeNorman!