Mooresville is a friendly town set on Lake Norman and surrounded by rolling vineyards. Make a splash with water sports on Lake Norman and discover the town’s flourishing wine and craft beer scene. Day trip to Downtown Charlotte to visit big-ticket attractions like the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
Things to do in Mooresville
From hop-heavy IPAs and fruity sours to refreshing lagers, you’ll find beers for every palate on the Mooresville Ale Trail. The town is home to a cluster of craft breweries where you can sip unique beers inspired by North Carolina. Prefer wine? Mooresville is a stone’s throw from some of the top boutique wineries in the Old North State. Further afield is the world-class Yadkin Valley winemaking region. Sample classic varietals like Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, as well as unique hybrids like Chambourcin and Cynthiana.
Admire dozens of lightning-fast supercars at the North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame. Exhibits get you up to speed on racing legends like Richard Petty, Bobby Allison and Tim Flock. Claim a seat in the theatre to experience some of the greatest moments in racing history.
Whether you want to kayak, canoe or cruise around on a pedal boat, there are plenty of ways to enjoy Lake Norman State Park. Use well-marked trails to explore the park on foot or rent a mountain bike and tear up the Itusi Trail. The 50-kilometre, multi-loop track is one of the best in the state.
See hundreds of animals from around the world at Lazy Five Ranch. Drive along the self-guided safari track and hand-feed giraffes, llamas, camels and other animals. The park runs fantastic conservation programs focussed on endangered animals like the ring-tailed lemur and Grevy’s zebra.
Getting around Mooresville
Downtown Mooresville is easy to get around on foot. The rest of the town is spread out and best explored with a car. Mooresville is a 30-minute drive from Downtown Charlotte and 40 minutes from Charlotte Douglas International Airport.