Exploring Statesville, North Carolina: A Perfect Blend of Adventure and Delight

Last Updated 8/24/2023

Statesville welcomes locals and visitors alike to discover its unique blend of adventurous outdoor experiences and delightful culinary treats.

Enjoy local flavors from Fresh Chef or Andrea's Ice Cream & Sweet Shop or from one of more than 85 unique, local food + drink options.

From the spine-tingling excitement of Midway Wicked Woods to the serene beauty of Lake Norman State Park or an inspiring journey in a hot air balloon ride with Big Oh! Balloons, our charming city offers something for everyone. 

Soar to New Heights: Big Oh! Balloons

Have you ever dreamt of floating above the world in a hot air balloon? Make that dream a reality with Big Oh! Balloons.

Embark on an awe-inspiring journey as you soar through the skies, taking in panoramic views of Statesville's scenic landscapes. This enchanting experience is not only a check off your bucket list but also a memory you'll treasure forever.

Nature's Retreat: Lake Norman State Park

For those seeking a more tranquil adventure, Lake Norman State Park offers a serene escape into nature's embrace. With miles of hiking and biking trails, picturesque picnic spots, and opportunities for water activities, the park is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. Whether you're seeking a leisurely stroll or an invigorating hike, the park's diverse landscapes cater to all preferences.

Looking for Things to Do in Statesville? You've come to the right place!  From featured attractions & events, to entertainment and 'pick your own agriculture', there is something for everyone to DISCOVER in Statesville, NC.

View our full 'Things to Do' Local Guide here

The '๐‘ป๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ๐’” ๐’•๐’ ๐‘ซ๐’' ๐‘ณ๐’๐’„๐’‚๐’ ๐‘ฎ๐’–๐’Š๐’…๐’† is sponsored by Earnest Tree Service & Landscaping. Let Brandon be your guide for all your tree service and landscaping needs. 

Unleash Your Adventurous Spirit: Midway Wicked Woods at Midway Campground

If you're a fan of heart-pounding thrills and spine-chilling excitement, Midway Wicked Woods at Midway Campground is the place to be.

This haunted attraction is not for the faint of heart, offering a hair-raising adventure through the woods that will leave you with lasting memories. From ghoulish creatures to unexpected scares, Midway Wicked Woods promises an unforgettable experience that will keep you on your toes.

You won't want to miss this! Come join and walk the "Midway Wicked Woods" during our 27th year. You will be transported on a wagon to the entrance, where you will be dropped off to walk the "Midway Wicked Woods" unguided and on your own!

Midway Wicked Woods

๐Ÿ“ Midway Campground Resort

๐Ÿ—“๏ธ Fall 2023

Stay tuned to their website here for updates!

View this and all upcoming Statesville events on our Community Calendar. The Discover Statesville Community Calendar is DRIVEN by Randy Marion Ford Lincoln.

View our Full Calendar of Events here

Culinary Delights: Fresh Chef

After your adventures, it's time to refuel, and Fresh Chef in Statesville is the ideal spot.

With a focus on fresh, locally sourced ingredients, this eatery offers a diverse menu that caters to various tastes.

From gourmet sandwiches to wholesome salads, Fresh Chef takes pride in delivering a culinary experience that's both satisfying and nourishing.

Statesville, NC is home to more than 85 unique, local food + drink options, each bursting with their own original flavors. From one-of-a-kind eateries, to delicious pizzerias and even fine dining, thereโ€™s something to fit every taste, budget and palate.

View our 'Food + Drink' Local Guide here

The '๐‘ญ๐’๐’๐’… + ๐‘ซ๐’“๐’Š๐’๐’Œ' ๐‘ณ๐’๐’„๐’‚๐’ ๐‘ฎ๐’–๐’Š๐’…๐’† is sponsored by Marin Tomlin, Broker/Realtor. Let Marin be your guide to real estate.

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth: Andrea's Ice Cream & Sweet Shop

After braving the woods, it's time to treat yourself to something sweet. Andrea's Ice Cream & Sweet Shop is a haven for dessert enthusiasts.

Indulge in a wide array of delectable treats, from artisanal ice cream to mouthwatering confections.

The shop's charming ambiance and welcoming staff make it the perfect place to unwind and enjoy a delightful treat.

Statesville, NC is home to more than 85 unique, local food + drink options, each bursting with their own original flavors. From one-of-a-kind eateries, to delicious pizzerias and even fine dining, thereโ€™s something to fit every taste, budget and palate.

View our 'Food + Drink' Local Guide here

The '๐‘ญ๐’๐’๐’… + ๐‘ซ๐’“๐’Š๐’๐’Œ' ๐‘ณ๐’๐’„๐’‚๐’ ๐‘ฎ๐’–๐’Š๐’…๐’† is sponsored by Marin Tomlin, Broker/Realtor. Let Marin be your guide to real estate.

Statesville, North Carolina, is a destination that seamlessly blends heart-pounding excitement with serene natural beauty and delectable culinary offerings.

Whether you're exploring the eerie depths of Midway Wicked Woods, indulging in sweet treats at Andrea's Ice Cream & Sweet Shop, immersing yourself in the tranquility of Lake Norman State Park, taking a breathtaking hot air balloon ride with Big Oh! Balloons, or savoring a wholesome meal at Fresh Chef, Statesville promises an unforgettable journey of adventure and delight.



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