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 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 Trail
The historic downtown Davidson has tons of character and is very photogenic. The main street of Davidson offers a variety of shops, restaurants, wide sidewalks, and a public library. You also have Davidson College campus across the street.
Ben & Jerry's
The Presbyterian Church on Campus
South Main Street
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
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.
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!
Ice Cream from Kilwin's
Center of Birkdale Village
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.
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!
Jetton Park Tennis Court
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!