As cooler weather sweeps across the country, trees begin to change color to those brilliant hues of fiery red, orange, yellow, and even purple. Primetime for viewing fall foliage in North Carolina is in late October, and there are some excellent destinations to experience it all. The Davidson area, on the shores of Lake Norman, is a particularly pleasant place to witness this annual change. Find out where to go and what to do to enjoy the beautiful colors of autumn! You can also explore our free Travel Guide for in-depth information on additional adventures and year-round activities!
Where to Find Extraordinary Fall Foliage in North Carolina
If there’s only one place you explore this autumn, it should be Lake Norman. There are so many fantastic things to do in the Davidson area, and several of them can be found at Lake Norman. It’s just minutes away from our boutique hotel and provides an endless supply of fun outdoor activities. Grab a kayak and paddle out to the glistening water, cast your line and reel in some impressive species of fish, or explore the forest of Lake Norman State Park. You can even reserve a table at a waterfront restaurant, all while appreciating the natural beauty of the local fall foliage.
For exclusive deals on Lake Norman activities, take advantage of our Kayaking, Paddle Boarding, and Cycle Boating special!
Lake Davidson Nature Preserve
One of the best reasons for a fall getaway in North Carolina is that we have numerous scenic spots nearby. For a quiet retreat in the area, consider a trip to the Lake Davidson Nature Preserve. It’s right near Lake Norman, so it’s easy to experience both! It may be a smaller body of water, but you can still have a remarkable time there. The Nature Preserve is ideal for a peaceful canoe ride or an easy hike through the woods.
Roosevelt Wilson Park
Don’t forget to add Roosevelt Wilson Park to your fall itinerary! This family-friendly park features playgrounds, gardens, walking trails, and more. You can even take a stroll along the boardwalk over the pond. Keep an eye out for a variety of beautiful bird species while leaf peeping. It’s an excellent spot for a romantic picnic, too!
Horseback Rides at Painted Sky Ranch
If you want to give your feet a rest and enjoy a unique adventure in North Carolina, head over to Painted Sky Ranch in Mooresville. They are your trusted guides for memorable horseback riding tours. Sign up for private or group lessons, take a ride through scenic trails, and kids can even hop on a pony for a fun experience! It’s one of the best ways to venture through North Carolina’s landscape.
Bike Rides Around Town
Feel free to fit in some exercise while you explore Davidson, NC. You can pedal around our charming town on fun bike rides, or step up the excitement for a thrilling mountain bike adventure! Whichever you choose, you can count on it being a fantastic time, and you can enjoy special discounts just for being our guest!
For even more unique experiences, we encourage you to attend our one-of-a-kind fall festivals! Check the schedule for fall leaves viewing opportunities!
Reserve Your Stay at the Perfect Autumn Destination
If you’re not already convinced, you will be. Davidson Village Inn is the ideal destination for an unforgettable fall getaway when the leaves change in North Carolina. In addition to having easy access to all of our unique outdoor activities, you can enjoy the finest accommodations in the area.
As soon as you step inside our King Rooms, you’ll realize why guests continuously return for an exceptional lodging experience. Sleep comfortably in your luxurious bed, enjoy luxury amenities, and wake up to delicious breakfasts to start your days. We also have five different room types, catering to all visitors whether you’re on a romantic retreat or a family vacation. Check our availability and get started on the ultimate fall getaway in North Carolina!
Don’t forget to peruse our free, digital Travel Guide! It’s your key to the trip of a lifetime in Davidson, NC!