Lake Norman Magazine - 2016 Beer Round Table

Pouring In

Lake Norman breweries continue growth as community hubs. With eight breweries flourishing in the Lake Norman region between 2011 and 2016, the area’s brewery scene has cemented its own identity, distinct from the one sprawling down old industrial corridors in Charlotte. That success has also fueled business elsewhere in the community, from expanded restaurant taps to craft beer bottle shops,…

Plantation House Exterior

Relax & Renew

Escape to this luxe island getaway for blissful days by the waves. If you’ve ever caught a flight to the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico, then you understand its allure for Charlotte travelers. It’s a mere 3.5-hour direct trip to San Juan’s modern airport, but the crystal-clear waters and colorful buildings as your plane descends make it feel worlds away.…

Raw Steak on cast iron grill and spices

Farm to Storefront

A husband-and-wife duo expand their butchery business with a new retail location. Wild Turkey Farms, a familiar name at the Davidson Farmers Market, will open the doors to its new retail location, Carolina Craft Butchery, this October. The store will be part of the recently constructed Linden Project, located at 605-B Jetton St. in Davidson. The store will be an…

Sisters and a Corn Maze

The Top 5

Sept. 29 – Oct. 16 “Over the River and Through the Woods”: Join the Davidson Community Players for this story of family and growing up. Follow Nick as he is offered his dream job which would take him far from his childhood home. His loving (and slightly overbearing) family has other plans, though. Great for all ages, “Over the River…

Classic Comfort

Creamy, tangy pimento cheese is my Kryptonite, my delicious weakness. There are some dishes that simply aren’t as good when put through a healthy makeover—but this is not one of them. Through a few modifications and one unorthodox additional ingredient, I’ve come up with a pimento cheese recipe that can hold its own against the traditional favorite. Don’t be thrown…

Aerial view of Zurich old town in Zurich, Switzerland.

Swiss Tryst

Switzerland romances visitors with storybook vistas, captivating rail journeys, and Alpine adventures to engage the entire family. Switzerland, long regarded as Europe’s playground, is increasingly becoming a top destination for American families seeking outdoor adventure, Old-World European charm, and scenic, carefree travel aboard the world’s most sophisticated transportation network. Navigate the Alps on a panoramic scenic train journey, picnic like…

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Lake House Luxe

Sleek style sets the tone for this Lake Norman getaway. A contemporary lake house sits at the edge of an expansive stretch of water, nestled within a forest of leafy trees. While the interior is finished in stone and steel and washed in cool greys, the expansive windows and light wood ceilings give the home a beachy feel. Lake Norman…