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Best Unique Things to Do Around Lake Norman

One of the benefits of choosing an apartment at Holly Crest is the community’s location near Lake Norman. Life near the lake is relaxing and exciting, and as you explore the area you will find interesting things to see and do. Here are some of the surprising things around Lake Norman that make this area stand out.

Vintage Shopping
If you love vintage things, or are looking to decorate your apartment in a specific style, you’ll find plenty of vintage shopping opportunities in the Lake Norman area. The Lake Norman Antique Mall, which has over 200 vendors, is one of these. Don’t forget to check out the affordable and vintage furnishings at Merino’s while you’re shopping.

Drinks at The Cabin
Located in Davidson, The Cabin sits right next to the Lake Norman Cottage. This location is well known for its craft beer. Stop in with friends and listen to the music of one of the guest bands, or sip your drinks on the patio while you watch the sun sparkle on the lake.

Swim in a Quarry
Carrigan Farms is a beautiful location near Lake Norman, and one of its many features is The Quarry. The Quarry features a white sand beach, gray granite cliffs and a deep water-filled quarry where you can swim, dive and have a grand time. The Quarry is a natural body of water fed by a spring, and has open swim times as well as private parties. The Quarry is 25 feet deep at its deepest spot, but also features a zero-entry beach. Swimmers can dive right in wearing a life jacket for safety! In addition to The Quarry, Carrigan Farms offers hayrides and pick-your-own seasonal produce in the spring, summer and fall.

Check out the Highland Games
Surprisingly, Lake Norman is known for its extensive Scottish Festival, when it becomes Loch Norman and host to the Loch Norman Highland Games. Every April visit Huntersville’s Historic Rural Hill for a wee of battle-axe throwing, Scottish dancing and a celebration of the culture of Scotland.

As you can see, there are many gems to discover in and around Lake Norman. From your Holly Crest apartment, you’ll be positioned to enjoy them all!

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