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North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation. Inlets on Lake Norman are ideal for canoeing. You can rent canoes and paddleboats for $5 for the first hour and $3 for each additional hour from the North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation. Charlotte, NC. 704/528-6350. www.ncparks.gov.
Catawba Queen. On Lake Norman, the Catawba Queen paddle wheeler gives lunch and dinner cruises and tours. The Lady of the Lake, a 90-foot yacht, offers dinner cruises. 1459 River Hwy., Mooresville, NC, 28117. 704/663–2628. www.queenslanding.com.
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