Perfect lake vacation! Lake Norman is as relaxing or thrilling as you want it to be....from paddle boarding, relaxing on the dock to boating and jet skiing. Your are less than two hours from the mountains if you want to take a day and go up to Boone, Asheville, the Blue Ridge Parkway. Lake front rental is the way to go! This lake is so beautiful with so much shoreline! There are marinas that will rent out boats and jet skis if you don't have your own. So many great restaurants! Only 30 minutes from the city of Charlotte, and in the hub of all the Nascar stuff if you like that. Historic Terrell Country Store and mini golf minutes away. Shopping and movie theaters nearby for a rainy day. So much fun and so peaceful. So enjoyable for mom and dad.....and the kids ranging from 7 to young adult!