Lake Norman is a friendly and warm community
There is always something to do. If you love the water then you have found the right place! If you are a fishing enthusiast, bass to striper to catfish are biting and ready. Lake Norman hosts numerous prominent fishing tournaments, including BASS and FLW Tour yearly. If you are looking for more active activity, you can go paddle boarding, jet skiing, kayaking and when you are spent out, you can relax and sunbathe at Mecklenburg Counties’only beach or take your boat out for a lovely cruise.
Lake Norman has a bounty of Parks with beautiful walking and biking trails including Jetton Park in Cornelius. It has 104 acres a small beach, a 1.3 bike trail and a 1.5 walking trail along the lake. It is the perfect place to spend the day.
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Things To Do
Dining in Lake Norman is a treat including fine dining and waterfront with outdoor seating. Birkdale Village is an open-air mall where people go meet, shop, eat and just have fun. From upscale dining to casual the options are limitless. And so is the shopping. Catch a movie if you like on one of the 16 screens of the Regal Theater . Or you can take a 20 minute drive from the Cornelius-Huntersville area to Uptown Charlotte, where you can see a Panthers game at Bank of America Stadium or go to the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Additional activities for the family can be a play or a concert, take the kids to Imaginon or have a world-class meal at one of the finest restaurants around. There is so much to do and see in the Queen City.
Davidson is a quaint town also on Lake Norman. Take a leisurely stroll down main street and stop at the old fashioned Soda Shop for an ice cream. Maybe you can catch one of the many outdoor festivals and concerts on the “Green”. And don’t forget to check out Davidson College. This private liberal arts college was founded in 1837 and has an amazing campus. Our Home Town Hero, Stephen Curry, graduated from Davidson College and played for the Davidson Wildcats. Go Wildcats!
If you are a NASCAR lover, Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord is just 20 miles away. Come and see some of North Carolina’s finest racing teams such as Joe Gibbs Racing and Roush Fenway Racing to name a few. If racing isn’t your thing and shopping is, then go to Concord Mills, North Carolina’s largest outlet mall. So much to do and eat. And The Bass Pro Shop is really quite impressive, it is worth a visit.
There is so much history in the Lake Norman area. Visiting the Latta Plantation in Huntersville is an amazing journey back to the 1800’s plantation life just a little further up the road there is Rural Hill, a Colonial-era farm.
I have to say, one of the best things about living in Lake Norman is it’s close proximity to whatever you want. You are never more than a few hours from the mountains or the ocean. That being said, why would you ever want to leave with all you have in your own backyard?
Cornelius is a small town located along 54 miles of shoreline on Lake Norman. Founded in 1893, originally called “Liverpool”, it was changed to Cornelius to honor Joseph Benjamin Cornelius, a man who supplied money to open the towns cotton mill.
This small town packs a punch with a variety of activities available for everyone. You can golf, jet ski, hike and have a fabulous meal all in the same day if you are up to it! For boating and jet skiing Ramsey Creek Park in Cornelius and Blythe Landing Park in Huntersville are the go-to public launch ramps.
Charlotte Douglas International Airport is less than 25 miles from Cornelius which makes it so convenient to pick up visitors or to travel. Concord Regional Airport which is about 20 miles away, is a regional airport.
Cornelius is a very pet-friendly city with a great off-leash dog park located at Ramsey Creek Park. There are also a multitude of other parks that have great trails to exercise your dogs.
If you are a golfer, you are certainly in the right place. Cornelius is conveniently located in a golfer’s paradise. There is the Peninsula Club, Birkdale Golf Club in Huntersville, River Run Golf Club in Davidson, Cowans Ford and Verdict Ridge Golf Clubs in Denver and Trump National Golf Club in Mooresville, just to name a few. Similarly, if you are not that serious about your golf game or just young at heart, Lake Norman Mini Golf is a great way to spend a carefree afternoon and then relax with one of their refreshing Lake Norman Snowballs.
Southpark Mall in Charlotte, well known for its upscale stores such as Tiffany’s, St. Johns, Neiman Marcus and many more, is not far from Cornelius. And even closer is Northlake Mall off Interstate 77 with a wide variety of shopping to choose from.
19900 W Catawba Ave, Suite 103
Cornelius, NC 28031