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Things to do in Lake Norman of Catawba

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“The 1,934-acre park features a 125-yard sand beach equipped with a concession stand, bathhouse, restrooms and lockers. Address to beach: 759 Park Road, Troutman NC 28166 Beach season: Year round with lifeguard service from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Beach access price: $6/day age 13+ and $4/day age 3-12, only charged when lifeguard is on duty; the main park is free to access.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Bar
“Waterfront Restaurant with"Jimmy Buffet" atmosphere; Open March - November ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
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“This place is right on Lake Norman, so it gets people who drive in and who dock their boats and head in for drinks and a bite to eat. It is a bustling place on weekends and you'll find Live Music here.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“Midway Boathouse Grill is a restaurant for all of those looking for a place to enjoy great food in a casual atmosphere. Come inside and you’ll find nostalgic lake paraphernalia like old boat motors and fishing guide signs that will make you feel as if you are in one of your grandpa’s old fishing stories. Our menu boasts some of the best food, not to mention variety, found on Lake Norman. After a long day on the lake, you have worked up a big appetite! Our menu has a wide selection of appetizers while you wait on your meal. Daily chalkboard features offer a large portion of home cooked meals accompanied by tea and dessert for a wonderful price. Accessible by boat!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Harbor / Marina
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“You can take a night time sightseeing tour on the lake by booking a dinner and boat ride with the “Lady of the Lake” or in the daytime book a boat ride sightseeing guide with “Catawba Queen.””
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“I love Linegerger's! Great steaks, cozy, casual atmosphere, nice people. Close.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great waterfront restaurant right down the street and easy to get to via water. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Boat or Ferry
“Pontoon, ski boat, fishing boat and jet ski rentals. Water Toys are also available - wakeboard, kneeboard, ski and tube rentals.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Storage
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
Route
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Bar
“Waterfront Restaurant with"Jimmy Buffet" atmosphere; Open March - November ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
“This place is right on Lake Norman, so it gets people who drive in and who dock their boats and head in for drinks and a bite to eat. It is a bustling place on weekends and you'll find Live Music here.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“Midway Boathouse Grill is a restaurant for all of those looking for a place to enjoy great food in a casual atmosphere. Come inside and you’ll find nostalgic lake paraphernalia like old boat motors and fishing guide signs that will make you feel as if you are in one of your grandpa’s old fishing stories. Our menu boasts some of the best food, not to mention variety, found on Lake Norman. After a long day on the lake, you have worked up a big appetite! Our menu has a wide selection of appetizers while you wait on your meal. Daily chalkboard features offer a large portion of home cooked meals accompanied by tea and dessert for a wonderful price. Accessible by boat!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“I love Linegerger's! Great steaks, cozy, casual atmosphere, nice people. Close.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great waterfront restaurant right down the street and easy to get to via water. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant

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