Neighborhood Explorer: Mooresville
Whether you want to enjoy soaking up the sun on the lake, or snap some truly Instagram-worthy images at a drive-thru safari, you’ll find an adventure you love when you head to Mooresville.
by Sallie Funderburk
Located just 30 minutes north of Uptown Charlotte, here are just a few reasons why you’ll want to explore Mooresville.
Experience the thrill of surfing the wake behind a boat on beautiful Lake Norman. Book a lesson from a pro to get the most out of your session. Or if relaxing is more your speed, rent a paddleboard and discover the shores of the largest manmade lake in North Carolina. Hike or bike those shores at Lake Norman State Park. Get your heart racing at GoPro Motorplex, a world-class karting track where you can race against your friends in go-karts that reach speeds up to 55 miles per hour. Round out the day by getting up-close and personal to domestic and exotic animals as you drive through Lazy 5 Ranch, or reserve a private animal encounter at Zootastic Park.
Whether you’re up for a casual seafood lunch overlooking the waterfront or want to have a swanky night out, Mooresville boasts several locally owned restaurants and unique dining experiences that
everyone can enjoy.
Grab an authentic Neapolitan pie from Aliño Pizzeria (try: the Bellucci or the Margherita); dine on the lakeside patio at The Blue Parrot Grill, serving frozen cocktails, mouthwatering burgers and sandwiches; or have a romantic night for two at Epic Chophouse, dishing out steak, seafood and desserts in a circa 1888 building in the heart of downtown.
Next up, it’s time to check out Mooresville’s craft brew scene. Try one of 20 distinct beers at Ghostface Brewing Brewery & Pizzeria– ranging from a Knight to Remember (dark, delicious and full bodied) to #AllHopsMatter (using five juicy hops); sip on a brew from Jolly Roger Brewery, which won the bronze award at the North Carolina Brewers Cup in 2019; or hang outside on the patio at King Canary Brewing, a craft brewpub specializing in IPAs, sours and dessert inspired stouts.
Come visit us at the Mooresville Visitors Center at Langtree at the Lake, or check out visitmooresville.com to find your next adventure.