Top 4 Places to Spend the Day around Lake Norman

If you’ve never been to Lake Norman, now is the time. Fed by the Catawba River, the lake is the largest man-made body of water in North Carolina at 33.6 miles long and 9 miles wide and spans Catawba, Iredell, Lincoln, and Mecklenburg counties.

Looking for a way to take advantage of the clear skies and beautiful waters? We’re here to help. If you live in one of the luxury apartments in the area, you’re just a few steps away from the amazing places and experiences listed below.

  1. Visit Lake Norman State Park

Of course, the number one thing to do is to visit the lake and enjoy lounging, fishing, boating, and swimming. It’s a great place for a vacation, just pull up a chair and enjoy over 500 miles of shoreline and islands. You can even spend a night in the campground, taking in the scenery of the great outdoors.

  1. Stop by The Blue Parrot Grill

This waterfront establishment is a great stop for lunch or dinner with the family. The food and atmosphere are both incredible, and you can visit by land or lake by docking your boat and heading in. The appetizer crab cakes are a local favorite, but you can’t miss with anything on the menu. Plus, it’s a great date-night location with a relaxing beach atmosphere.

  1. Try your Hand at Race City Escapes

If you enjoy solving puzzles, locating clues, unlocking treasure, and working out your brain, this is right up your alley. Race City is Lake Norman’s very first escape room experience, and it can’t be beaten. This experience is great for a group of friends, a date night, or as a family function. The escape room is the perfect blend of challenging, fun, exciting, and if you get stuck the game master is always willing to drop a few hints. Just remember, you’ve only got an hour to beat the clock!

  1. Indulge your Inner History Buff

There are many historic buildings in the area, and it can be exciting to learn how they’ve influenced North Carolina. Stop by Alexandriana, where the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence was signed on May 20th, 1775. Then, visit Cornelius Heritage Hall to learn about the town’s vast history. Next, check out the Historic Latta Plantation in Huntersville, established circa 1800, and then take a walking tour with the Davidson Historical Society in Davidson.