Lake Norman: Town-Hopping by the Water

Lake Norman is the big one. Our “inland sea.” The anchor for a region. Its 520-mile shoreline is a thread that knits together the surrounding communities — so much so that many visitors think of the area as a whole, one town flowing into the next. But we can see what makes each one special.

Modern Fish Camp

With his family’s restaurant, Hello, Sailor, Chef Joe Kindred hopes to reclaim a cherished childhood on Lake Norman — one salt-and-pepper catfish and fried bologna sandwich at a time.

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The History of Lake Norman

Lake Norman’s original purpose was to provide fresh water and flood control for the region. More than fifty years later, the lake has transformed into a statewide destination, and the story of what lies beneath its waters continues to fascinate.