Lake Davidson is a pristine body of water adjacent to Lake Norman, but separated from its larger neighbor by the I-77 causeway and regulations that prohibit the motorcraft that populate Lake Norman. Thus, its serenity makes it a favorite for those who wish to travel by canoe or kayak.
Until now, there has been no public access to Lake Davidson. That changed recently when the Davidson Lands Conservancy, with a grant from REI and the cooperation of the Town of Davidson and Davidson Day School, built an access trail and canoe/kayak launch on Lake Davidson.
The trail begins on Jetton Street by the Davidson Day athletic fields, then winds about 900 feet through a mature hardwood forest until reaching the launch point at lake Davidson. Along the way, benches provide a place to rest or just take in the out of doors, and a midway canoe/kayak rack allows lake enthusiasts to literally take a load off of their shoulders.
Future plans for this 7 acre peninsula include more trails and a nature preserve. Whether you wish to canoe or kayak or just enjoy a stroll in the woods, we encourage you to check out the Davidson Lands Conservancy’s latest contribution to Davidson, North Carolina.