With the weather getting warmer and the sun staying out longer, people are wanting activities that will get them outdoors and enjoying all that nature has to offer. Here in the Lake Norman area and in the surrounding areas, there are plenty of outdoor activities that are sure to put a smile on your face and will have you wanted to stay outside all spring and summer.
Of course, being that it is Lake Norman, the first thing that everybody will talk about is, well of course, Lake Norman. Lake Norman offers a variety of different activities for the entire family to enjoy, from swimming, water skiing, wake boarding, and other water activities. With most of these water activities, you’re going to need a boat, and you’re in luck, there are plenty of marinas around Lake Norman that will be happy to assist you in either buying or renting a boat for you and your family and friends.
If the whole boat scene is not for you, how about a nice paddle down the lake through kayaking. There are many locations when you can put in and float around the lake, taking things much slower and more relaxed than in a boat. Much like boating, there are many areas around the lake that can help as to buying or renting kayaks for your entire group.
Now if you’re looking for a cheaper lake option, one of the most recommended lake activities would be fishing. Lake Norman is home to many different species of fish and anglers come from all around to try their hand and see if they can catch a record-breaking fish, which are known to be caught in this large man-made lake. There are many areas to fish all along the lake, with there being piers and just fishing from shore, either way, you’re bound to catch something to tickle your fancy.
In order to fish at Lake Norman, you will need to have a valid North Carolina fishing license or sportsman’s license and know local fish size guidelines which can be found at www.ncwildlife.org
Maybe water activities are not your thing, instead, there are plenty of hiking and biking trails in Lake Norman state park where you can stroll through and enjoy the fresh air and the beautiful scenery that Lake Norman has to offer. There are even spots for picnics where you can take a break, grill some burgers, and enjoy time with family and friends while grabbing a bite to eat.
Get out of the house this season and enjoy some fresh air and fun times with all the different activities the lake has to offer. Make some memories that will last a lifetime and maybe just have a little fun. For more information, check out www.visitlakenorman.org or just come on out and ask some of the friendly locals. Have fun this spring and summer and think about Lake Norman when planning your next outing.