Nell's House is the perfect place to relax or be active.  Some of the possible activities and attractions in our area include:

  • Theater offered through the Cleveland County Community     Theater
  • Don Gibson Theater- The Don Gibson Theatre, is a 400 seat venue that serves primarily as a very intimate concert hall bringing you the best in live entertainment.
  • Golfing at nearby golf courses
  • Boating/Rafting - Moss Lake, Lake Lure, Lake Norman, Lake James, French Broad River
  • Mountain biking
  • Sightseeing
  • Cleveland County Fair - The largest county fair in the State of North Carolina with over 100,000 attending each year in late September.
  • Fishing at neaby fishing lake - The John H. Moss Lake, located between Shelby and Kings Mountain, offers boating, swimming, and fishing. There is also a Carp lake with a smaller pond just down the road. Lake James, Lake Norman, and Lake Lure are all located from 20 minutes to 1 hour and 15 minutes away.
  • Tennis courts (city courts)
  • Shopping downtown or at outlet malls and antique shops in the area
  • Hiking in the trails at South Mountain or dirt roads around the house.
  • The Metcalfe Store - In the upper end of the county is the Lawndale Historical Museum where you can see the “Lawndale Dummy,” a private railway that ran between Shelby and Lawndale. The Metcalfe Store located in the Metcalf community is part of Debi and Harold Metcalfe's family heritage. Be sure to stop by and see the store where the dummy stopped on each run to fill up with water.
  • Crowders Mountain - hiking, mountain biking and more.
  • Kid Senses - Children and adults experience hands-on fun as they play, learn and create together in this exciting environment.

Horseback trail riding at one of the many state parks within 20-60   minutes driving distance of Nell's house.

  • Broad River Greenway - The Broad River Greenway, actually located three miles south of Boiling Springs, NC, is a natural  waterway stemming from the Blue Ridge Mountains.  Hiking and  walking trails are available for  people, mountain bikers, and horses.The river is a great place for canoeing and tubing and there is a  picnic shelter, playground, and restroom facilities are also all on site.
  • Nearby Kings Mountain is home to numerous special events  including the Over-the-Mountain Triathlon, Kings Mountain and Crowders Mountain state parks and the Kings Mountain National  Military Park.
  • South Mountain State Park, located in Cleveland and Burke Counties.
  • Dupont National Forest - DuPont State Forest, more than 10,000 acres of forest, trails, and waterfalls between Hendersonville and Brevard, North Carolina.
  • Moses Cone State Park - located in Blowing Rock, NC is an hour away and makes a great day trip for shopping, hiking and horseback riding. It has miles of beautiful mountain carriage trails for riding horses, hiking and fishing.

Nearby Cities

  • Asheville, located to the west, boasts the Biltmore House and the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.
  • Other cities: Morganton, Hickory, and Lincolnton are all within 30-35 minutes. 
Attractions and things to do: Nell's Farm House, Shelby, NC
Moses Cone State Park - NC
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  Shelby, NC
Operated by: Harold and Debi Metcalfe
Local Golf Contact Info:

  • Challenger III Golf Course: 704-482-5061
  • Cleveland Country Club: 704-482-1711
  • Gastonia Municipal Golf Course: 704-866-6945
  • Kings Mt Golf Club: 704-739-5871
  • Pine Grove Golf Club: 704-487-0455
  • River Bend YMCA Golf: 704-482-4286 
  • Woodbridge Country Club: 704-482-0353.


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