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Experience famous film locations, outdoor activities and fun adventures in Lake Lure, Chimney Rock and Rutherford County, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Western NC.

Author: 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.

The magic of fall is in the air, the time of year when shorter days and cooler nights spark the human imagination and stimulate feelings of nostalgia and comfort. Here in Lake Lure and the Blue Ridge Foothills, you can discover the brilliance of this season through several distinctive experiences.

Since the beginning of time, murals have told stories of the world’s history and its people from cave drawings by ancient cultures to ornate paintings in the world’s most iconic destination, and the small spaces in between. The unique towns of Rutherford County, NC boast a series of murals that

Named one of 10 “Great Destination Triathlons” in the United States by Complete Tri, the Lake Lure Olympiad is a family-friendly event that boosts competitive courses, entertaining activities, and diverse adventures all taking place in the majestic foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. This

From beginners to extreme outdoor enthusiasts - and all abilities in between – Lake Lure & the Blue Ridge Foothills packs in a variety of scenic trails, sure to provide ample natural distractions for a day, a weekend or an entire season.

Whether you hike, bike, paddle or stroll, you will have the

Everyone knows what it takes to make a dog truly happy. A warm bed, ample treats and plenty of behind-the-ear massages go a long way, but what they really want is to go wherever we go. And that, of course, includes our vacations.

Luckily, Lake Lure & the Blue Ridge Foothills isn’t just a place with