Bring Fido and Enjoy this N.C. Pet Getaway

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…

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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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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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7 Spots to Picnic with the Perfect Backdrop

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…

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Escape the Daily Grind in Scenic Lake Lure

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…

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A Destination for all Seasons

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…

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