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Go Big This Spring in Lake Norman

Parents and children excited to use the kayaks at their StayLakeNorman waterfront vacation rental.

Spring is here, and it’s time to GO BIG in Lake Norman. The sun is shining, the flowers are blooming and the outdoors are just begging to be enjoyed. Are you looking for ways to go big, live full out, experience everything this season has to offer? Here are some favorite things to do in Lake Norman during the spring and summer months.

Water Activities

You can’t come to the lake without getting out on it! Choose your water sport – boating, wakeboarding, or stand up paddle boarding. We recommend Sunside Rentals for all your watersports, floats and outdoor game needs. We can take care of your Lake Norman boat rentals. And, don’t forget that kayaks are complimentary at each of our properties! Let us help you with everything you need for boating Lake Norman

If you would rather sit back and enjoy the ride, Carolina Cruising Charters would be happy to take your group out for a perfect day on the lake on one of their luxury tritoon boats. From sightseeing to sunset cruises, they can do it all!

Anglers love Lake Norman fishing because there are so many nooks and crannies to explore. For those who enjoy getting an insider experience, we recommend Captain Will Price and his expert guide service, Set’nHooks. If fishing Lake Norman is on your spring bucket list, we’ve got plenty more tips for you here

For those willing to travel a bit further in search of adventure, we recommend whitewater rafting at Charlotte’s extraordinary Whitewater Center. Here you can raft on the world’s largest man made whitewater river, navigating class II-IV rapids. An experience you won’t forget!

Outdoor Sports

Lake Norman, NC is an optimal place to play golf, with its extended seasons of pleasant weather and ideal terrain. As such, discerning golfers from all over the country choose Lake Norman for their golf getaways. Here are a few of our local golf options – from 18 hole courses, to miniature golf courses, to unique golf experiences!

And of course there’s unlimited trails to explore, whether biking, walking or hiking. The local system of greenways and bike paths invite you to get your steps in while exploring the flora. If you prefer pedaling, Pedego electric bikes makes it easy with their electric bike rentals. Keen to venture further out? Explore these hikes with a view.

Prefer to stay on the water? We don’t blame you! Get your adrenaline rush with Ride LKN, where they specialize in wake sports such as wakesurfing, wakeboarding and foiling. You can book lessons or charter a boat for a fun day of tubing and playing on the lake!

Family-friendly Activities

Other unique experiences that are fun for the whole family include farms and arboretums that allow visitors an up close experience. Blackberry Ridge features a pick-your-own flower farm starting in May. Davidson College Arboretum and sculpture collection, which encompass the grounds of the 600 acre campus, is a fantastic place to walk and discover. Kids will love a North Carolina favorite – strawberry picking – at either Carrigan Farms or Patterson Farm.

Homes with Enchanting Outdoor Spaces

After you’ve filled your day with alfresco fun, enjoy some peace and relaxation at your lakefront rental. These homes are not just luxurious inside, they have outdoor spaces that compel you to extend your fresh air frolicking! 

The Chasestone takes full advantage of the natural environment with its alluring pool, immaculate putting green and indoor/outdoor game room. And what could be more inviting than your own private beach (or two!) at Lake Norman Breakaway or Keenan Beach? With the gorgeous fire pit areas at these homes (and all of our homes), you’ll be tempted to stay outside long after the stars have come out. Visit our website to see a full list of our homes and find the perfect location for your trip to Lake Norman!

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