There are many vacation rentals to choose from to enjoy your Kerr Lake family activities. Pack your bags and grab the family for some much-needed rest and relaxation at Kerr Lake. Found in Henderson, North Carolina, the lake is surrounded by natural beauty and entranced with the Southern hospitality of area locals. The region offers a variety of vacation rentals to accommodate families of all sizes, as well as couples wanting to enjoy some time alone.

Sail Into Serenity

sailing at Kerr Lake
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If you bring your own boat, you can launch from one of the many boat ramps to spend a day on the lake. Rent a pontoon boat if you don’t have your own. Surrounded by lush, green trees, this lake offers a peace all its own. You can even sail over to the dam and check out this marvelous engineering feat.

Zoom Around the Lake

jet skiing at kerr lake
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Let the thrill seekers in your family enjoy zipping around the lake on jet skis. If you have your own, you can put them in the water at several boat launch sites. Watch out for other boaters on the lake as you zoom around the lake and dam and make sure to wear a life jacket.

Host a Picnic

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Enjoy a meal together as a family while soaking up the sunshine and fresh air. There are numerous sites around the lake that offer picnic set ups and some have grills. Many of the sites offer boat launches and running water. You can pack your own lunch or choose to grill out.

Hit the Greens

golf course
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The golfer in your family can get in a few holes during your vacation. The Kerr Lake Country Club offers 18 holes of golf with an impressive 6,530 yards on the longest tees with a par of 72. The club provides holes for up to three different skill levels so the novice in your group can enjoy the links too.

Enjoy the Latest Blockbuster

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No vacation should have a rainy day but it happens from time to time. However, rainy days open up other possibilities. You and your family can visit the Marketplace Cinema for an afternoon or evening filled with the latest comedy, chick flick or action movie. Grab a tub of popcorn and enjoy sometime in the dark.

Hike the Trails

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When you begin to feel a little water logged, gather the family and take a drive over to Chimney Rock Park to do a little hiking. With more than five hiking trails, your family can choose one that best suits everyone. This park offers an elevator inside the granite mountain to take you to the top for the view if you don’t want to hike that far.

Adventure Into Rock Climbing

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At Chimney Rock Park, the daredevils in your group can try their hands at rock climbing up the granite face of this large rock formation. Schedule a rock climbing guide with Fox Mountain Guides to ensure that you have all the equipment you need and safety issues are a top priority. Don’t forget your camera because the views are amazing.

Enjoy Some Model Trains

model train
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Step back into America’s past at the Hendersonville Train Depot. This is the home of the Apple Valley Model RR Club who has an amazing model train set up here. Imagine what it must have been like to travel by train through scenic mountains and into the West all those years ago.

Fish for the Day

fishing at Kerr Lake
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Kick back for a day of total relaxation and throw your line in the water. Kerr Lake plays host to several fishing tournaments so you could have the chance to take part in one. When the day is over, treat your family to a fish fry for dinner.

Swim Like a Polar Bear

polar bear swimming
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If you happen to enjoy cold weather and supporting a great cause, join your fellow bears and accept the Polar Plunge. Annually, swimmers brave the cold and jump into the lake in the winter to raise fund for the Special Olympics. Just make sure someone has a cup of hot cocoa and a blanket waiting for you when you get out.