Lake Rentals

There are many places to rent boats, jet skis, paddle boards and more. Check out the listings and contact the businesses directly for pricing and booking. There is a high demand during the peak summer season so we recommend planning ahead. More Resources


Lake Norman Halloween Events

Family and friends get festive for Halloween around the lake, marking their calendars for October events that get everyone feeling spooky. Celebrate a Day of the Dead event at the ‘Hoot and Howl’ celebration at the Carolina Raptor Center.  More ghoulish Halloween favorites are at Historic Latta Plantation. Make plans to participate in the All Hallows Eve Family Day, Ghost Walk Haunted Trail and Ghost Tales in the Dark. Bring the kids to Birkdale Village for the Trick or Treat Scavenger Hunt and to Rural Hill for a day of Halloween fun with magic, local crafts vendors, bounce houses and the annual costume contest. The Downtown Davidson Halloween March is just one more festive event!

Breweries are also popular spots for holiday events with costume contests, food trucks, specialty brews and live music. Ass Clown Brewing, D9 Brewing Company, Eleven Lakes, Lost Worlds and Primal Brewery all host exciting events during the holidays and Halloween is no exception.


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Haunted Miniature Golf Experience

Fridays & Saturdays until October 31
Lake Norman Mini Golf
704.892.9800  |  Event details

The mini golf course will be decorated in a Halloween theme, complete with surprises along the way. Ghosts and Goblins will certainly add some excitement to your putting experience. The course will consist of animatronic characters and live characters. Kid-friendly scares!

Drive-In Movies in Old Town Cornelius

October 24 & 31
Lake Norman YMCA
704.765.1794  |  Event details

Enjoy a series of new releases, classics and family-friendly titles, all under the stars from the comfort of your own cars! Get your tickets in advance. Hocus Pocus and Beetlejuice will top off the final two Saturdays in October. 

Haunted Doll Hunt

October 29-30
Historic Latta Plantation
704.875.2312  |  Event details

Follow the clues by torchlight as you hunt for haunted dolls around the historic site. The hunt will take you to multiple historic, candlelit buildings and includes dolls that you don't want to be alone with in the dark. Once you solve all the clues, warm up by a fire and enjoy hot cider and cookies.

Ghosts of Davidson Walking Tour

October 29 & 31, November 5
Starts by the Davidson Village Green
Event details

Ghosts of Davidson is a walking tour of Davidson, its history, its stories, and its ghosts. The town of Davidson has existed for over two hundred years, and throughout that time, its fair share of interesting history and spooky stories, and it is their goal to share them with you.

Lake Norman Halloween Brew-Boo Tour

October 31
Starts at Boatyard Lake Norman
704.765.5104  |  Event details

Kick off Halloween with a brewery tour! Enjoy pizza from Brooklyn South before you hit the road in a motorcoach, while social distancing, to head to three breweries. Door prizes, beer tastings, VIP brewery tours, and costume party with live music to top off the night! 


Historic Latta Plantation
History is rich at Historic Rural Hill, Hugh Torrance House & Store, Historic...