The Lake Norman region is full of things to do all year long. In the fall, as temperatures drop just a little, thoughts turn away from spending time on the water to spending time enjoying the thrills of what is found on shore. Here are some family activities that are a favorite around Lake Norman.
Amazing Maize Maze
Through early November, visit the Amazing Maize Maze at Rural Hill in Huntersville. The seven-acre mage is one of the largest in the area, so you just might get a little lost. Once you find your way back, grab your pumpkins and play corn hole while exploring the historic site of Rural Hill. You’ll want to bring your camera, because there are many photo opportunities here.
Visit the Davidson Farmers Market
On Saturdays from 8 until noon, visit the Davidson Farmers Market for home grown food and handmade arts and crafts from local vendors. The market has grown into a gathering place, where people come together to enjoy the community just as much as they enjoy the soaps, flowers, produce, eggs, breads and honey that are for sale. In the fall, fresh fall produce, mums, pumpkins and more are for sale.
Visit the Carolina Renaissance Festival
The Carolina Renaissance Festival runs through the fall offering the chance to see what amounts to the largest costume party in the Carolinas. See what life was like in the Renaissance as knights battle for dominance, ladies show off their colorful dresses and vendors tease you with tantalizing wares like dragon’s eggs and magic wands. On the weekend before Halloween, visit the Renaissance Festival to trick or treat amongst the costumed characters or to watch the zombie jousting tournament in full swing. Children 12 and under receive a free child admission. Feel free to come in costume and participate in the costume contest!
Ghost Walk at Historic Latta Plantation
The Historic Latta Plantation is always pretty in the fall, but on October 27 and 28, it will become just a tad spooky. The annual Haunted Trail takes you through a half mile walk through the woods lit by moonlight where you will be haunted by the Headless Horseman and the rest of the ghouls from Sleepy Hallow.
Whether you’re looking to enjoy some spooky thrills, are looking for some fall shopping or simply want to enjoy living by the lake to the fullest this fall, you will find something near Lake Norman to entice!