The Visit Hickory Metro team encourages visitors and locals to explore the Hickory Metro region carefully and safely. The state of North Carolina has lifted all mass gathering limits at this time but encourages individuals to still practice the three W's - Wear, Wait, Wash. People who are fully vaccinated can do all of the things that they did before the pandemic. Those unvaccinated, should still wear a mask in public indoor settings & public outdoor settings when they cannot maintain social distance. To learn more about what our area is doing to prevent the spread of COVID-19 click below. 

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Dogwood on Lake Norman


Dogwood on Lake Norman is a peaceful, pastoral, non-denominational conference center located on Lake Norman between Charlotte and Hickory, North Carolina. This campus has a variety of meeting spaces to accommodate groups from 6 to 150 people. They can host group meetings, lectures, seminars, retreats, reunions and much more. The Cates Conference room is equipped with a state of the art audio-visual system for your convenience. Also included is wireless Internet. The campus has overnight accommodations for up to 116 people. The rooms feature two double beds, individual temperature control, and private baths. Handicap accessible rooms are available. Each dwelling has an indoor lounge area with a kitchenette, TV and DVD/VCR. Additionally, each dwelling has a screened porch with rocking chairs and ceiling fans. The Joyce Lodge porches have lovely views of Lake Norman. Meals are an important part of your stay. The food service staff prepares and serves all meals with care and integrity. They serve traditional Southern Home-style fare, in a self-serve food bar. Complimentary coffee, hot tea, hot cocoa and hot cider is available during meal times.