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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What's Up Watersports


Looking for the perfect way to enjoy Lake Norman? Look no more! What's Up Watersports has paddleboards, kayaks, boats and jet skis for rent. Perfect for a morning or early evening workout, a fun date, sightseeing, bachelor or bachelorette parties or a relaxing family bonding. Must reserve in advance; no walk-ups. They are open April through October seven days a week!