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The Best Summer Activities at Lake Norman

Summer is upon us, and it’s time to get out and soak up some sun! There’s no better way to spend your summer vacation than playing, exploring, and relaxing beside North Carolina’s very own Inland Sea. Keep reading to discover all the best summer activities at Lake Norman, NC. 

Hit the Water

Nothing says summer like taking a spin around the lake! Cannon Water Adventures rents out jet skis, kayaks, paddleboards, and more to meet all your watersport needs. If you’re looking for a larger sea-faring vessel, they also offer pontoon boats and ski boats for the experienced sailor. 

Go Peddling Lake Norman Style

Charlotte Cycleboats offers a fun, unique, and eco-friendly experience. Charter a private boat for up to 15 people, or join a mixer tour to make some new friends as you pedal along Lake Norman. Guests are welcome to bring their own beer and wine to enjoy, and all tours are approximately 2 hours long.  

Get Sporty

Ride LKN offers top-quality wakeboarding, wake surfing, and foiling lessons for beginners and pros alike. Their expert instructors provide a fun, safe, and friendly atmosphere to help you master your sport of choice. They also offer tubing and cruising for those who’d rather just relax and soak up the fun!

Go Fish

The fishing on Lake Norman is hard to beat. Whether you’re looking to reel in a prize-winning catfish or bring home a bass for dinner, the expert fishing guides in the area will help you make the most of your time on the lake. Whether you’re an experienced angler, or you want to take the kids on their first fishing trip, we guarantee there’s a guide at Lake Norman that’s perfect for you.

Explore on Shore

The water activities at Lake Norman are hard to beat, but if you start feeling a little water-logged, don’t forget to explore the exciting adventures awaiting you on land. Hit the volleyball courts or settle down for a picnic at Blythe Landing, or stretch your legs on the hiking and biking trails you’ll find all around Lake Norman.

Hit a Hole in One

Spend an afternoon at Lake Norman Mini Golf. Kids of all ages will have a blast putting around the green, climbing the rock wall, or even taking on a mission-impossible style adventure through the laser maze! Don’t forget to cool down with a Sno-ball or an ice cream cone afterward.

Dine in Style

Our favorite way to end an exciting day at Lake Norman is with a dinner cruise departing from Queen’s Landing. Set sail on the festive Catawba Queen or the elegant Lady of the Lake and enjoy a delicious meal with a one-of-a-kind view. If you’ve already got dinner plans, you can always book a daytime sightseeing tour or boogie-down on a yacht party cruise.

Rest Up

After an action-packed day around Lake Norman, come back and recharge at Davidson Village Inn. Whether you’re planning a private getaway, a family vacation, or a festive group outing, we guarantee that one of our 18 luxurious guest rooms is just what you’re looking for. Start the day off right with a delicious breakfast each morning from our friends at Famous Toastery, and end on a high note as you drift to sleep between our luxurious Comphy brand sheets.

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