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In honor of Mountain Island Lake's 100th year, Quest is hosting a centennial celebration in 2024! The lake supports our community in a number of ways, including electricity generation, drinking water, and recreation opportunities. Visit Quest any time from April through September to learn more and make Mountain Island Lake a part of your life.

Events

Sat April 13

10:00am-3:00pm

Discover the value of water through a variety of hands-on Science activities generously provided by partner organizations including Charlotte Water, Duke Energy, and Catawba Riverkeeper.

Sat May 18

10:00am-2:00pm

Paddle out to enjoy a day on the lake! We'll have reservable canoes, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards, or sign up to bring your own. There will be music, games, and plenty of open water for all! 

Registration is required. Participants will receive an identifier and a swag bag upon registration. 

Centennial Celebration

Sat September 28

10:00am-2:00pm

What does Mountain Island Lake mean to you? Share your stories and contribute memories to the centennial community scrapbook. 

Programs

Sunset Full Moon Paddle

Tues April 23

6:30-8:30pm

Explore the shorelines of Mountain Island Lake from your kayak as the sun sets and then experience them again in the light of the full moon.  Our ACA certified staff are there to make this an enjoyable experience for paddlers of all skill levels. Registration Required - Click here.

Kayak to Mountain Island

Sat May 4

10:00am-12:00pm

Where is the Mountain Island? Lets find out. We will trailer our boats and paddle over to learn about the history of the lake. Our ACA certified staff are there to make this an enjoyable experience for paddlers of all skill levels. Registration Required - Click here.

Water Safety Week:

Preparing for Paddling

Wed May 29

10:00am-12:00pm

Interested in paddling by yourself or as a family but want to know more before you go? Stop by the waterfront lawn to chat with Quest paddle instructors about water safety tips and how to safely paddle North Carolina’s waterways. 

Stream Science Hike

Sun May 26

1:00pm-2:30pm

Hike with a naturalist to one of the many streams located in the nature preserve and discover the many critters that make the stream their home. Registration Required - Click here.

More coming soon!

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