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Welcome to Rutherford County, North Carolina

Fall in love with Lake Lure and the Blue Ridge Foothills this season as blankets of red, orange and gold cover the mountains for your viewing pleasure. Our boat tours and scenic drives offer the most spectacular fall foliage you have ever seen. The 75-mile panoramic view from the top of Chimney Rock State Park is always a sought after destination for leaf viewers and worth the climb.

Offering a variety of affordable lodging from private mountain cabin rentals to historic B&Bs, Lake Lure and the surrounding small towns of Chimney Rock, Rutherfordton, Forest City, Bostic and Spindale make Rutherford County  the perfect place to spend your fall getaway in Western North Carolina!

Trip Ideas

Top 8 Ways to See Fall Color Like Never Before

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Chimney Rock Village - Fun for all ages!

Chimney Rock Village