North Carolina Lake Living In The Blue Ridge Mountains At W. Kerr Scott Lake, Nc

By Matt Lahtela

You’ve found your peaceful Shangri-La by the water. Take a leisurely walk through the woods. Stop for a picnic by the waves. Load up the skis and head into the wake zone. You’ll wish you’d moved here sooner.

Serenity Bay amenity package includes:

Landscaped Entrance

Paved Roads

Electronic Security Gate

Community Boat Slips

Underground Utilities

Kerr Scott Lake Highlights:

1475 Acres in Size

55 Miles of Shoreline

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Regulated by Army Corp of Engineers.

Over 20 miles of shoreline designated as Natural Areas

Fully Recreational Lake (Boating, Sailing, Jet Ski’s, Water Skiing, Swimming, etc.)

7 boat launches

Skyline Marina

Fishing tournaments, since the lake abounds with many species of fish

Constant water level, clear water clarity

Serenity Bay is located about 8 miles West of Wilkesboro about 1/2 mile North of Highway 268. It is nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains located between Asheville, Greensboro, Boone, and Charlotte, with quick access to Highway 421 & I-77.

Wilkes County has a population of about 65,000 people, with the town of Wilkesboro & North Wilkesboro having a combined population of about 8,000. From Wilkesboro, you can take day trips to the beach or go snow skiing in the mountains. With an average temperature of 77 degrees in July, it’s no wonder this region has become so popular.

Entertainment – Movie theater screens, Shopping Malls, walking and fitness trails at parks on Kerr Scott Lake, health clubs, museums, live theater, local college sporting events, and of course boating activities on the lake.

Medical Facilities – Wilkesboro Regional Medical Center is just a few miles away, as well as a variety of local clinics in the North Wilkesboro & Wilkesboro area.

Golf Courses – Many public and private golf courses, such as Stone Mountain Golf Club, Olde Beau Golf Club, Oakwoods County Club, and Rock Creek Country Club.

Dining – Over 40 Local and Nationwide Chain Restaurants in Wilkesboro, including local fine dining at 6th and Main Restaurant and Applewood Bistro.

From breathtaking sunsets to relaxing boat rides with pristine shoreline and other wonders of nature, Serenity Bay is a place of beauty. It is not just a place to live, but lifestyle! A lifestyle that has the very best life has to offer.

Wilkesboro – ‘Fun for the Whole Family’ Activities

Bo’s Bodacious Family Entertainment – Bo’s is a 45,000 square foot entertainment facility that was designed to give our guests the finest in family entertainment. We offer a full service restaurant, catering, banquet rooms, lounge, billiards, a large arcade, a 24 lane bowling center, private birthday rooms and soft play for younger children. We are in the entertainment business and we take FUN seriously!

White Oak Stables – Wilkes Therapeutic Riding Program is a compassionate organization founded with the purpose of building character and confidence in challenged individuals of all ages.

Wilkes Family YMCA – From top-notch facilities to fun-filled events to character-building programs, we’ve got something for everyone. From toddlers to seniors and everywhere in between, you’ll find plenty to do at your neighborhood YMCA.

Brushy Mountain Cyclist Club – The Brushy Mountain Cyclists Club is the club for all cyclists in Northwest North Carolina. We’re mountain bikers and road riders of all ages and abilities who love the challenge posed by the rugged and scenic terrain of the Blue Ridge foothills.

Leatherwood Mountain Resort – Kids Activities – For our younger guests who haven’t discovered the value in an idle afternoon, there are many different activities located inside the gates of Leatherwood Mountains to fill the void. Encourage your children to explore the meadow. Catch minnows and crawdads in the creek, or hunt animal tracks along the bank. Whether on foot or by bicycle, Leatherwood’s meadow provides a safe environment for children to explore on their own. Older children might enjoy taking a hike into the foothills of the blue ridge. A leatherwood trail map can provide days of the most beautiful hiking one could ask for. Kids can also play tennis, swim in the pool, ride horses, fish and play basketball all within our resort! For fun outside the gates Elk Creek is a fun little float trip in a tube, or try your hand at catching some fish of the local variety.

Leatherwood Mountain Resort – Adult Activities – Leatherwood Mountains is an exceptional area for a Blue Ridge Mountain vacation full of fun outdoor activities such as NC hiking and fishing. NC hiking along Brownie’s Branch, fishing or fly fishing North Carolina’s area creeks for rainbow trout or small-mouth bass, take a horseback riding lesson, wade in the small creek in the meadow, go for a picnic, take a dip in the pool or the big creek, smack a tennis ball, visit with the folks hanging out at the stables, stroll in the meadow, sit in a rocking chair on the porch and enjoy the fantastic view of the mountains fading into the distance. Come here to Relax and unwind.

Roaring River Canoe Rentals – Many exciting canoeing trips. No matter what trip you take, you will enjoy the abundance of wildlife and scenery. If you are a fisherman, small mouth, large mouth, red eyes and catfish are a few of the fish you may catch.

Stone Mountain State Park – Stone Mountain is not immediately visible upon entering the park that bears its name, but this magnificent 600-foot granite dome is well worth the wait. Sunlight and shadows dance across a broad tapestry of stone. White-tailed deer emerge from the security of the forest to graze on meadow grasses at the mountain’s base. The scenery is only one attraction of the park. Test your fly-fishing techniques in more than 17 miles of designated trout waters. Or, with more than 16 miles of trails, take a hike in the park. Designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1975, Stone Mountain is bounded on the north by the Blue Ridge Parkway and on the west by the Thurmond Chatham Game Lands. More than 13,747 acres of mountain beauty offer opportunities for outdoor activities of all kinds.

Rendezvous Mountain Educational State Forest – Welcome to Rendezvous Mountain Educational State Forest, a unique outdoors experience! Located in the rugged Blue Ridge Mountains this forest showcases magnificent mountain hardwoods in one of North Carolina’s most scenic settings. Its features are accessible by a series of well-marked trails, accented by exhibits and displays depicting the ecology of the managed forest. At Rendezvous Mountain Educational State Forest, visitors can listen to the wind in the trees; or they can listen to the trees tell a story. The Talking Tree Trail features “talking trees,” each with a recorded message about itself, its site, and the forest history. Also, actual forestry practices are explained on the Forest Demonstration Trail. Close to the start of the trail, a natural amphitheater is available for special sessions or groups.

Wilderness Lodge Canoe, Kayak, and Mountain Biking – Canoes, kayaks and mountain bikes are available to meet your recreation needs.

Yadkin River Greenway – The Yadkin River Greenway is an off-road and on-road greenway system that will establish a network of linear open spaces to protect and link together valuable community resources throughout the Yadkin River Valley in North Wilkesboro, Wilkesboro, and Wilkes County. By using designated bicycle and pedestrian trails along the river, its tributaries, and the Historical Overmountain Victory Trail, Wilkes County citizens and visitors will enjoy this area’s many natural, cultural, and recreational resources. There are many historic sites along the Reddies and Yadkin River that are not marked but are a significant part of the Wilkes County history. As part of the greenway development, several of the most famous historic and ecological kiosks, located along the trail will explain the significance of these sites.

About the Author: Matt Lahtela – Director of Sales and Marketing at Realty. Realty is one of the largest sales and marketing companies focusing on North Carolina Lake Properties, and continues to grow everyday.


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