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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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Summer Animal Encounters
Jul 06

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…

Lake Lure Farmer's Market
Jul 08

Lake Lure Farmer's Market

Join us for Lake Lure's very first Farmer's Market & be sure to come back every Friday through…

Movies In The Park
Jul 08

Movies In The Park

Join us for "Movies In The Park" at Kiwanis Park. Bring your picnic, blankets, chairs, and family to…

Yoga with a View Series
Jul 15

Yoga with a View Series

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

Naturalist Niche: Old Growth Hike
Jul 16

Naturalist Niche: Old Growth Hike

Go off the beaten path and explore a rarely-seen area of Chimney Rock. Old-growth stands can be…

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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.