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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Family Fun Abounds in NC

Goofing Off. It’s always a family favorite pastime! Here in the Blue Ridge Foothills of Rutherford county, family-fun definitely collides with adventure and excitement. From scavenger hunts along mountain trails, to beachside games, water adventures, and mining for lost treasure -- no matter whether…

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Spring Adventures with Waterfalls!

As Mother Nature shakes off the final vestiges of winter's chill, the advent of Spring brings promises of warm sunny days, beautiful flowers, and joyfully splashing waterfalls freed from their icy slumber. In a recent New York Times article it was stated, "Fall is to leaf peeping, as Spring is to…

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The Joy of Traveling - Family Style

Summer vacation is officially in full swing, and the kids are full of energy, but where can families journey to that doesn’t require extensive travel filled with the sounds of “Are we there yet?” If you’re in North or South Carolina, Tennessee, or Georgia, your ultimate activities destination is…

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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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Morse Park Sensory Trail

On the agenda today: a picnic of senses to fill your belly. Making your way around the curves of Lake Lure, there are a number of sights, sounds and smells you’ll pass; depending on which season you visit. During the summer you’ll hear the giggling sound of children as they splash into the lake from…

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Purple Martin Greenway Sensory Trail

Welcome to the pet-friendly Purple Martin Greenway. Hidden right off Hwy 221, just outside of downtown Rutherfordton, the nature, wildlife, and other outdoor elements may go unnoticed by many; however, the picturesque surroundings are right in front of our eyes! To begin your journey, we suggest…

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