Fun Things to do in Mooresville Right Now

We know that people have had to postpone or cancel their vacations, and we know that you may not be ready to travel again yet. But while you are dreaming about your next weekend get-away, take a look at how some people are enjoying the great weather and the ample outdoor spaces we have in Mooresville. We can’t wait to welcome you back when the time is right to find yourself here.

Pick a Perfect Pumpkin

Nothing says Fall like a pumpkin patch, and the apple cider doughnuts to go with it! For an authentic pumpkin picking experience, head over to Carrigan Farms every day in October. Take a hayride out to the patch where you can select a pumpkin right off the vine. A stop at the petting zoo awaits you on the return trip, as does the apple cider doughnut food truck. Visits this year require face masks on the shuttle as well as reservations. Visit the Carrigan Farms website for details.

A huge selection of pumpkins is available at Josh’s Farmer’s Market, a favorite farm stand with locals. On October 10 and 24th the Granny’s Old Fashioned Donuts truck will be back. Prepare to wait in line for this wildly popular event, but the freshly prepared donuts are totally worth it.

Fall For Downtown

If you are looking for the perfect place to get some fall family photos, downtown Mooresville has you covered. The Mums on Main display at JF Moore Park on Main Street is an impressive collection of mums, pumpkins, and other fall florals lining the sidewalk of the park. Or head to the courtyard of the Charles Mack Citizen Center, where you will find multiple Selfie Spot displays perfect for grabbing, well, a selfie. While you’re there, grab lunch and hit some of the unique shops along Main and Broad Streets.

Soak Up The Fun on Lake Norman

With more than 500 miles of shoreline, Lake Norman is the largest manmade lake in North Carolina. The pleasantly warm days of fall are perfect for exploring secluded coves and taking in the scenery.

One of the best ways to see the lake at a leisurely pace is by paddleboard. Don’t have one of your own? Rent one at one of the rental shops around the lake. Or if you want to speed things up a bit and explore a larger area, rent a boat or jet ski for the day. Check out all the rental options. Pack a picnic for the day or visit one of our lakefront restaurants for a bite.

You can also hire a fishing guide to help you navigate the great fishing spots on Lake Norman. For a truly unique experience, schedule a wakeboarding or wakesurfing lesson with a professional wakeboarder at Ride LKN Wake & Surf School or Stephen Pierce Wake.

Be a Giraffe’s BFF

Get kisses from a giraffe, or one of the many other species of animals you’ll find at our two animal parks, Lazy 5 Ranch and Zootastic Park.  Take a drive through the safaris and feed the animals that come right up to your window.

Take a Hike

With more than 30 miles of wooded trails, Lake Norman State Park offers visitors a great way to enjoy the fresh air, abundant wildlife, and stunning scenery around Lake Norman. Take an easy trail around the lake or challenge yourself with a more moderate hike, or bring your mountain bike for a fun workout.

Rev Up Your Engines

Experience exhilarating racing action at the world-class kart track at GoPro Motorplex. This track was built by racing professionals and modeled after the famous and historic Kartdromo Parma circuit in Italy and is sure to get your adrenaline pumping! The rental karts are capable of speeds up to 55-miles per hour, and the twists and turns of the track will test your skill. In fact, many of racing’s top drivers use the track to stay in shape during the off season.

Treat Yourself to Ice Cream

Take a step back in time when you visit Mooresville Ice Cream Company in downtown Mooresville. They have been providing freshly made ice cream to the community since 1924! Enjoy your treat while you stroll downtown and take in the artist murals on the buildings, or pop in one of the charming shops.

Spread Your Wings

For a fun photo op, visit the #WingWallMooresville at the Corner of Main Street and McLelland Avenue.