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Visit during the spring and enjoy the early burst of color or spend some time with us over summer vacation; rent a lake house, take a boat tour, hike a trail, or attend a festival.  Prefer to travel in the fall, take a scenic drive on country roads lined with rich hues of red, orange and gold or see it all up close by exploring one of our many trails or parks that reward those that choose to hike. Just make sure you don't count us out for winter travel because we have one of the best light displays in the country, not to mention hometown Christmas parades that make you feel like you've traveled back in time.  Choose your adventure and we will see you soon.

Category - Family

Purple Martin Greenway Sensory Trail

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 10:00 AM by Rutherford County Tourism

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

When it comes to agreeing on things to do or places to eat during your summer getaway, it can be a challenge to land on that one choice that everyone will love equally the same.

That’s where the classic American picnic can become a great unifier.

With gorgeous parks, trails and picnic tables

Dive into summer, grab your friends and family and celebrate the season with big booms, outdoor music, natural wonders and more surrounded by the awe-inspiring beauty of our small towns! Whether you're a local, visiting for vacation or just cruising through, we have the hot ticket to all the

Plan an escape from the daily grind, and retreat to a recreational destination where the alluring beauty pulls you in and the noise of the world turns to silence. Nestled deep in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina in the heart of the Hickory Nut Gorge lies Lake Lure, a majestic small

Forest City was originally known as Burnt Chimney in the late 1800’s. Today, the southern charm, bustling Main Street and iconic water fountain, draws visitors from near and far to experience a historic community thriving in modern times. The lively downtown features trendy boutiques, nostalgic

The Town of Spindale was once a hub of mills and factories in the 1900s, in fact, Spindale’s name was appropriately chosen for its well-known role in the textile industry. Today, history is preserved in the small-town charm and brick buildings that have stood strong for generations. It is known to

A Destination for all Seasons

Thursday, March 22, 2018 12:00 PM by Rutherford County Tourism

Lake Lure and the Blue Ridge Foothills is the ultimate year-round destination. From splashing around in the water at Lake Lure Beach during the summer, to viewing the rich blankets of fall color that cover Chimney Rock; to coming home for the holidays to the millions of lights that magically light

Last year was jam packed with amazing events, restaurant openings and expansion of things to do in Lake Lure and the Blue Ridge Foothills, but we have even more in store for you in 2018. Plan your trip now to Rutherford County to visit all five of our small towns and make sure to put these 5 new

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.

Family Fun Abounds in NC

Monday, August 7, 2017 3:00 PM

Go ahead – goof off! Our lake, streams, trails and parks provide the perfect avenue for letting your imagination run wild. Lake Lure and the Blue Ridge Foothills is a place where family fun and adventure collide. Whether you are looking to plan a scavenger hunt down one of our many trails or play indoors during a rainy day, our small towns have everything you need to have the time of your life.