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Enjoy Lake Norman

Get to Know Lake Norman

Located ~20 miles north of Charlotte, Lake Norman is the perfect place for your summer family vacation or a quick trip to reconnect with family and friends! You can’t go wrong when choosing one of our Lake Norman vacation rental homes. With over 520 miles of shoreline, Lake Norman offers something to everyone – boating, convenient access to the city of Charlotte, that small college town feel in the city of Davidson, or a beautiful nature hike thru Lake Norman State Park! Lake Norman is home to many great restaurants, breweries, professional and collegiate sports team, NASCAR Hall of Fame  local race tracks, and even a beach area. Lake Norman is also just 2 hours from Asheville. If you are looking for a great day trip, then check our Asheville guide here.

Ramsey Creek Park, frequently referred to as the beach at Lake Norman, is a must while visiting the area. This 43-acre waterfront park offers something for everyone. Relax on one of the many benches and take in the view of the Lake Norman beach, enjoy a picnic at one of the picnic shelters, or go for a swim in the lake. Feeling up for an adventure? You’ll enjoy the nature trails, volleyball court, or the playground that features ziplines.

After a day on the water, enjoy dinner at one of the many restaurants located at Lake Norman. This list from Visit Lake Norman includes some of the lakefront restaurants Lake Norman has to offer. (FYI: Visit Lake Norman is also a great guide when planning your trip.) Grab a beer from one of the many great breweries located at Lake Norman. To see a list of Lake Norman breweries, check this list. See our list of Lake Norman vacation rentals here.