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If you amble just 40 miles north of the enchanting streets of Charlotte, North Carolina, you’ll happen upon the expansive blue waters of Lake Norman. As you relax under the shade of dogwood trees, you might find it hard to believe that this body of water is more than a peaceful habitat to frogs, turtles, and wayfaring travelers. But believe us, friend, when we tell you this quiet sanctuary was formed around the ebb and flow of the Catawba River to supply power to several surrounding cities. It literally lights up the region, just like staying in hotels near Lake Norman, NC, will renew your spirits.
Williams Wordsworth wrote, “A lake carries you into recesses of feeling otherwise impenetrable.” Needless to say, he would approve of your plan to spend most of your trip sliding across the surface of Lake Norman in a canoe or dangling your feet in the water at the end of an old wooden dock.
If you want to circle the sandy shore, drive one of our Lake Norman rental cars and be sure to make ample stops along the eastern bank and to admire the wild hydrangeas. Each of these small towns is sprinkled with art galleries, fine dining, quiet marinas, and top Lake Norman hotels. To experience Southern storytelling at its finest, join a ghost walk—Huntersville residents swear they’ve heard laughter dancing down the halls of the uninhabited Latta Plantation…
As the sun sets over the lake, trade the haunting folklore for vibrant nightlife in the state’s capital. You can while away the wee hours line-dancing in rowdy honky-tonks, quietly sipping a craft cocktail, or watching a play at the McGlohon Theater. And when you’re ready to slumber, relax in one of our Charlotte hotels.
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