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Rutherford County, North Carolina

Lake Lure and the Blue Ridge Foothills is an ideal destination all year long. Four distinct seasons offer visitors an abundance of opportunities to create unique experiences each time they visit. Join us in the spring as nature comes to life in our greenways, parks and trails or spend your summer by the lake enjoying the cool water on a hot summer day. Relish in the peace and quiet as you meander down scenic country roads surrounded by the brilliant colors of fall that blanket the mountains, or spend the holidays entranced by a magical display of over a million Christmas lights and downtown carriage rides. Discover all the places and attractions that make Rutherford County so special.

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Lake Lure, North Carolina is best known to visitors for the remarkable, panoramic sights seen from every direction. Whether you are on the lake, in the village or within the mountainside, there’s a scenic picture waiting to be captured. Seize the moments that will be remembered…

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Spring Photo Contest - "Trees in Bloom"
May 26

Spring Photo Contest - "Trees in Bloom"

NC State Parks’ Year of the Tree continues with a celebration of spring trees. Break out your camera…

Lake Lure Arts and Crafts Festival - Spring Festival
May 28

Lake Lure Arts and Crafts Festival - Spring Festival

2022 Spring Festival 90+ Artisans • 10+ Food Vendors Continuous Entertainment • Kids Activities…

Lake Lure Memorial Day Program
May 30

Lake Lure Memorial Day Program

Please join us for this year's Lake Lure Memorial Day Service followed by a complimentary…

Summer Animal Encounters
Jun 01

Summer Animal Encounters

  • Recurring every week day

Did you know our staff had a wild side? Join a Park naturalist to meet some of our live Animal…

Seasonal Paint and Sip
Jun 02

Seasonal Paint and Sip

Jump into summer with the second installment of Chimney Rock’s brand new wine and design-style paint…

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Rutherford County Your Way

Visitors have an abundance of opportunities to create unique experiences each time they visit. Choose your own adventure and make moments that matter.