Fall is all about the colors. The leaves are changing from green to bright yellow, burnt orange, fiery red and even purple. Autumn is all about getting outside and exploring. The weather is cooler, and the sun is less intense, perfect for hiking and an adventure. At StayLakeNorman you will be surrounded by fall foliage in your Lake Norman vacation rentals. If you have not experienced fall in North Carolina, you haven’t experienced fall.

The Great Outdoors  

Spend a week or weekend exploring the parks, forests, and waterways throughout Lake Norman. Explore the lake and kayak, hike, fish, picnic and more.You will find plenty of scenic places for these activities at Lake Norman.

Lake Norman State Park

Lake Norman State Park is located on the largest human-made lake in North Carolina. Popular for mountain biking with 30.5 miles of single track trail. The five mile Lake shore trail will take you along the body of water and offer views of changing red maples, dogwoods, and oaks. The trees reflected in the water will give you a fantastic photo op.

During your hike collect leaves of different colors and shapes. After your exploration press the leaves into a journal. You can either add pictures on top of the dry leaves or remove the leaves and add the photos on top of the leaf imprint. This will create a unique scrapbook to remember your Lake Norman vacation.

If you do not want to hike, get out on a boat! Norman Boats is our sister company that offers boat rentals for your stay. Rent for a day or the whole week. Cruise along the shore line and take in the crisp fall air and the surrounding hues.

Another great outdoor activity is to sit back relax and watch football! Whether you are coming to watch your team versus the Panthers or crossing your figures that the Panthers win, the outdoor stadium is full of excitement during the autumn season. With the cool air, smell of stadium food, and the shooting of football fans, your fall experience will be complete. Take a look at the schedule and plan your fall football experience!

On your incredible adventures make sure you are taking pictures. Each week, Visit North Carolina will be on the lookout for the best photo that captures the vibrancy of fall. All you have to do is use #NCFallofFame to caption your photo for your chance to become this year’s Fall of Fame inductee.


This year do things a little differently and plan a fall vacation. StayLakeNorman offers luxury vacation rentals surrounded by the vibrant fall colors. Whether you are in need of Lake Norman vacation rentals with enough room for the whole family or a pet-friendly accommodation for your little travel companion, we have the property for you. Take the time to enjoy the changing seasons and Fall into Lake Norman.