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Our Favorite Lake Norman Farms for Fall Fun

Our Favorite Lake Norman Farms for Fall Fun

At first glance, I’m not very southern. I don’t like sweet tea, I prefer living in the city, and “y’all” isn’t a word I use very often, if at all. In fact, I’ve lived on the other side of the world, twice; I probably resemble every place on the planet except for the...

This Season’s Best Pumpkin Patches

This Season’s Best Pumpkin Patches

This may be a controversial topic for some, but I’m a firm believer that Autumn is the best season for produce. Don’t get me wrong, I love my strawberries and watermelons, but nothing can beat fall flavors. Fresh apple cider, warm cinnamon buns, and the grand-daddy of...

Boozy Autumn Festivities

Boozy Autumn Festivities

Settling down for a beverage is a pleasure no matter the time of year, but as the leaves take on a new Autumn hue, so too do our favorite drinks. Traditions like Oktoberfest and grape-stomping festivals have become synonymous with fall to the point where many folks’...

5 Best Spots for Waterfront Dining on Lake Norman

5 Best Spots for Waterfront Dining on Lake Norman

A great dining experience isn’t just about the food. Sure, the fare has to be delicious—that’s a given. Appealing presentation is another vital component, and we’d be lying if we said we didn’t enjoy taking a deep, glorious whiff when the plates first hit the table....

The 10 Best Wine Bars Around Lake Norman

The 10 Best Wine Bars Around Lake Norman

While craft beer breweries proliferate throughout the Charlotte and Lake Norman areas, wine lovers may wonder, “What about us?” Well, we’ve done the leg work and compiled the definitive list of the best places around the Lake Norman area to enjoy a glass (or bottle)...

The Best Bike Shops Around Lake Norman

The Best Bike Shops Around Lake Norman

Main Photo Credit: Jon Beyerle, On Camber Creative @on_camber_creative Ready to go for a bike ride? Here at The Best of LKN, we love cycling. Mountain, road, recumbent, cruising, tandem, you name it! Well, maybe not recumbent, or tandem. My wife and I always laugh...

Lake Norman State Park

Lake Norman State Park

It’s no secret that we here at The Best of LKN blog love to report on the area’s cuisine. Seriously, we could talk about food all day, every day. Something you may not know is that we also love outdoor activities—hiking, camping, biking, swimming—you name it! After...

The Best of LKN: Fine Dining!

The Best of LKN: Fine Dining!

While we all thoroughly enjoy casual lunch dates here at Best of LKN, sometimes the situation calls for a more refined dining experience. Whether you’re celebrating a milestone, treating your in-laws, or simply looking to savor the finer things in life, the Lake...

The Best of LKN: Pizza!

The Best of LKN: Pizza!

Pizza: even when it’s bad, it’s still pretty good. So what’s good pizza like? Imagine you walk into a gas station to grab a soda, and you walk out with your drink and a winning lottery ticket. It’s like that. Serendipitous, marvelous, and dare I say, life-changing....