Whether you are looking for a location to rent a boat and cruise, bring your own boat to launch, hire a private charter boat for an event, like Lake Hickory Adventures, or take your own non-motorized water sports to the water – Lake Hickory offers options for everyone. Along the 100+ miles of shoreline, you will find tons of fun coves perfect for fishing, paddling, and swimming. Locations like Geitner Park, offer walking trails, mountain bike trails and will soon be the home of the Lackey Memorial Park which will include an outdoor amphitheater, restaurant, and event space onsite, and more. This park will also connect to the River Walk which is part of the Hickory Trail Project, most of which are currently under construction. Portions of the River Walk are currently open to the public with a final completion date sometime in 2023. Highlights of the River Walk are accessibility to the Lake for visitors and locals and the connectivity to the other trails such as the City Walk, Aviation Walk, Olde Lenoir Arts Trail, and Ridgeview Walk. All together these trails will add over 10+ miles of pedestrian-friendly path to the Hickory area. These trails will make it easier than ever before to connect to different parts of the Hickory community, especially Lake Hickory.
Looking for something a little more low-key, look no further than Riverbend Park. Bring the pups along for the journey and let them play in the dog park, pick a trail to explore, or launch your kayak from the easy access points. This park is a beautiful hidden gem in the area, but we aren’t keeping it secret anymore.
Beautiful sunsets, refreshing dips in the water, and moments that turn into lifelong memories are just the beginning when you plan your summer days on Lake Hickory.