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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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Nature at Night Hike
Sep 24

Nature at Night Hike

Join a Park naturalist on the Hickory Nut Falls trail, and watch as the Park comes alive under the…

Fall Homeschool Day
Sep 28

Fall Homeschool Day

Chimney Rock’s Fall Homeschool Day is the perfect chance to get your students outside in the…

Free Movie Friday's at POPS
Sep 30

Free Movie Friday's at POPS

Join us for Free Movie Friday's at POPS. Grab dinner from a local restaurant, snag some pizza or…

Hilltop Fall Festival
Oct 01

Hilltop Fall Festival

Hilltop Fall Festival Saturday, October 1, 2022 Join us for much fun in downtown Rutherfordton…

Yoga with a View Series
Oct 07

Yoga with a View Series

Think outside the studio and enjoy the quiet of the Park after the gates have closed with this yoga…

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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.