Around Town

Things to Do

Never a Dull Moment

Lake Tillery is perfect for all water sports, including waterskiing, tubing, fishing, speed-boating, canoeing, kayaking, and sailing. Three marinas are located on Lake Tillery: Lilly’s Bridge Marina on the East side of the lake, Cook’s Marina on the North end of the lake, and Ken’s Marina on the South end of the lake.

You can find shopping and many restaurants in nearby Albemarle, Troy, and Norwood.

There are also many things to do in the surrounding area for couples and families with children. Golf courses and hiking trails are accessible within minutes. Click on the links below to learn more about some of these area attractions.

The Tillery Tradition is an outstanding golf course ten minutes from the house.

The Piney Point Golf Club is in Norwood, a 15 minute drive from the house.

The North Carolina Zoo is just forty-five minutes away – take a day trip to see the animals!

Morrow Mountain State Park is nearby with hiking trails and swimming, boating, canoeing, and fishing.

The Uwharrie National Forest is home to the Uwharrie Mountains, which are believed to be the oldest mountains in the US. It also features lovely, pristine forest.

Reed Goldmine is located in nearby Cabarrus County and is the site of the first gold found in the US.

Town Creek Indian Mound, the site of an ancient Indian community, is located in nearby Mt. Gilead.


Cook’s Marina, (704) 983-4211, 22862 Lake Tillery Rd, Albemarle, NC 28001

Ken’s Marina, (704) 474-4292, 49412 Woodland Drive, Norwood, NC 28128

Lilly’s Bridge Marina, 910-573-0629, 1183 Lilly’s Bridge Road, Mount Gilead, NC 27306