Conveniently accessible via I-77, Lake Norman, with 520 miles of shoreline draws boaters, fishermen and water sports enthusiasts from a wide radius. Lake Norman State Park near Troutman, NC features fishing, boat docks, camping, cabins, mountain bike trails, hiking and swimming.

Latta Plantation Nature Center and Preserve in Huntersville features 1,351 acres, Latta Plantation House and is the source for educational programs and information on the preserve's natural communities, flora, and fauna. The preserve forms a scenic peninsula extending into Mountain Island Lake.

The park is also home to the Latta Plantation Equestrian Center where visitors can take a guided trail tour and is host to numerous equestrian events and shows throughout the year. Visitors with their own horses can ride the trails and park their trailers at a designated area within the park.

Located within Latta Plantation Park is the Carolina Raptor Center where you can see birds of prey, including an eagle habitat, in a natural setting and learn about the rehabilitation facilities for injured raptors.

The Charles Mack Citizen Center, located in the heart of downtown Mooresville is landmark to celebrate the past and the entertainment facility.