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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.

Easter Getaway Foothills Style

The spring holidays are a time to celebrate nature’s new beginnings after the long slumber of winter - and there’s no better place to do just that than the North Carolina foothills. Whether you’re searching for a picture perfect Easter celebration location, or simply want to revel in the beauty of…

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Warm Away The Winter Blahs

When winter feels like it's lasting forever and spring seems entirely too far away, there’s nothing better than fantastic cold weather jaunts to lift everyone's spirits. No matter whether you prefer indoors and cozy, or outdoors and bracing, Rutherford county has activities to chase away everyone's…

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Get Away From It All This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time of gratitude, but if the thought of cooking, cleaning, & staring at the same four walls you've looked at all year make you feel less than grateful, we've got the answer. For a Thanksgiving getaway location full of opportunities to make incredible memories that include…

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Immersive Wilderness & Indoor Education

Summer vacation is nearing its end and many families (and teachers!) are getting ready for the official start of a new school year. No matter whether you're a parent, student, teacher, or simply a lover of learning, there’s always room for immersive education outside of the classroom! Here in…

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Did You Hear It's World Listening Day!

The foothills of NC are well known for spectacular views, exhilarating trails, and unique local artisan works. You can almost hear nature sing as you wander along the byways and paths that traverse across the region’s forested splendor. Fortunately, there’s a holiday to celebrate exactly that! This…

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Western NC Cycling & Mountain Biking

As children, many of us learned to ride a bike. The excitement and feeling of freedom that first day the training wheels came off and the experience of really (or so we thought!) flying up and down hills with the wind whipping around our faces is a memory that provides reminders of pure childhood…

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Fireworks and Festivities 2021

American Independence Day is full of family gatherings, cookouts, and activities that can only be enjoyed in the great outdoors; but for many of us, the most exhilarating part of this national holiday is (of course) the fireworks! From exploding stars that illuminate the night sky, to showering…

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