Up your Instagram game with these 8 spots in Lake Norman that are worth visiting. Here at VLN, we are always looking for cool places to take pictures and we are excited to share these 8 with you. 

Jetton Park

Jetton Park in Cornelius is a 104-acre lakefront park that includes picnic sites, lighted tennis courts, walking trails, gazebo, sunning beach (no swimming), playgrounds, concession area, and Waterfront Hall which may be reserved for special events. Whether you want to chill on the beach or take a relaxing hike, Jetton has it all. 

Jetton Park

Jetton Park Trail 

Jetton beach

Jetton Beach 


Jetton beach

Jetton Beach 


Downtown Davidson

The historic downtown Davidson has tons of character and is very photogenic. The main street of Davidson offers a variety of shopsrestaurants, wide sidewalks, and a public library. You also have Davidson College campus across the street.

Ben and Jerry Davidson

Ben & Jerry's 

Davidson College Presbyterian Church

The Presbyterian Church on Campus

Main Street

South Main Street

Shonibare Sculpture Davidson

 Shonibare Sculpture  

Davidson College

Davidson College is one of the oldest schools in the country and it shows! Picturesque brick walkways weave through campus leading up to the historic buildings that still stand today. It has a large campus with many photo opportunities and is just across from Main Street in Davidson so you can hit both in one outing! Also, be on the lookout for the many different sculptures they have when touring around campus. 

Davidson College football field

Davidson College Football Field 


Ramsey Creek Park

Ramsey Creek Park in Cornelius is the only one with paid admission on the list, but we think it's worth it. With multiple beaches, two docks, and walking trails through the woods, it's a great place for pictures.

Ramsey Creek Park

 Patriot Pier


Ramsey Creek Park

Swimming Beach 


Birkdale Village

Birkdale Village in Huntersville is an outdoor mall with character. It's a great spot for a little of everything from dining, walking, shopping, and getting that great Instagram shot. They even have an open green space for people and pets!birkdale dog shoot

Birkdale Greenspace



Ice cream at Baldwins

Ice Cream from Kilwin's 

birkdale greenway

Center of Birkdale Village 


Antiquity Bridge

Antiquity Bridge

 Antiquity Bridge 

Antiquity Bridge

Antiquity Bridge in Cornelius is a lesser known spot, but it's one of our favorites. It's a charming little wooden bridge that takes you into the Antiquity Neighborhood. Just watch out for cars because it is a functioning road! Parking is a little more difficult on this one as it isn't a usual attraction per se. We've found it's easiest to park in the baseball field parking lot across from Davidson Elementary nearby and walk the rest of the way.

Antiquity Bridge walkway

The Walkway


Drone Shots 

Whether you like photos or videos, there are great places for drone shots here at Lake Norman. We encourage you to head out and show us your piloting skills! 

Drone top down of the tennis courts at Jetton Park

Jetton Park Tennis Court 


Lake Norman Aerial


aerial view boats

Lake Norman


Foodie Favorites 

Love food? We got you covered! There are tons of different food spots in the area that will satisfy your hunger as well as your Instagram feed!

eeZ Fusion

eeZ Fusion 

Cafe 100

Cafe 100


Let us know if we missed your favorite spot to shoot. And as always, don't forget to tag us in your photos @VisitLakeNorman with a chance to be featured on our Instagram!