Lake Lure Welcome Center
Rutherford County Tourism

Rutherford County TDA (Tourism Development Authority) is a dedicated team of citizens who love to share their stories and trip ideas about what makes Lake Lure and the Blue Ridge Foothills such an amazing place to visit.

Father's Day Foothills Style

If you're looking for something to do with dad on Father's Day, Rutherford County has multitudes of possibilities. From hiking to water activities, golf, and sampling local brews, there's no end to the possibilities for celebrating dad in the North Carolina foothills. Take a Hike Rutherford County…

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Lake Lure: Last Minute Travel On A Budget

So you've had a heck of a week and want to get away. If staycations don't sound enticing, and the thought of mega packing, planning, & travel costs brings feelings of despair; in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, or Georgia, the answer to your wanderlust is only an hour or two of a car…

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The Ghosts of History

There's nothing that provides quite as much spine tingling as the ghosts of history. From spoken tales handed down through generations, to monuments, museums, and foothills lore; the small towns of Rutherford county are filled with historical legendry guaranteed to bring the spirits of the past to…

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This Labor Day, Get Away From the Fray

Labor Day Weekend may mark the unofficial end of summer - but that doesn't mean an end to possibilities for outdoor fun! When you're looking to send summer off with a blast and herald the onset of cooler breezes, crisper air, and approaching autumnal glory; the North Carolina foothills are the place…

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Outdoor Adventures - Waterfall Watching

Mother Nature may be experiencing hot flashes lately, but that doesn't mean you can't still experience the great outdoors in the coolest of fashions - and taking a break by a breathtaking waterfall as its cooling mist envelopes your senses is just the ticket. If you've never observed the tranquil…

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Welcome to the Dirty Dancing Corner of NC

(don’t worry, we won't put Baby in it) For many fans, Dirty Dancing is the kind of iconic movie that will always remain timeless. Set in the early 1960s, this classic coming-of-age tale is simultaneously spellbinding, heart-wrenching, and awkwardly comical. It’s no wonder that generations of…

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