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.
It's Time to Visit Rutherford County, NC
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.
Category - Outdoor
The perfect picnic all starts with the right 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 the great
Thursday, June 15, 2017 8:00 AM by Rutherford County Tourism
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
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 8:00 PM by Rutherford County Tourism
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
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 6:00 AM by Rutherford County Tourism
Even before our claim to fame as the film location for the blockbuster hits “Dirty Dancing” and “Last of the Mohicans,” Lake Lure and the Blue Ridge Foothills of Western North Carolina was firmly established as a longtime visitor hotspot.
Of even loftier distinction has always been our picture
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 2:00 PM by Rutherford County Tourism
Like barbecue and baseball, the annual spring break tradition is a uniquely American phenomenon. Sure, other countries take a pause from the classroom grind, but in the United States, we take spring break so seriously that beginning as early as January, plans are perfected and the countdown
Monday, August 8, 2016 1:00 PM
North Carolina’s Lake Lure and the Blue Ridge Foothills hosts a grab bag of adventure sports and activities for families, outdoor explorers, and top athletes to enjoy. While there is plenty of boots-on-the-ground fun to be had here, water sports, especially water-skiing, are perhaps one of Lake
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 1:00 PM
Located in western North Carolina, the Town of Rutherfordton is introducing four new trails just in time for spring strolls and family outings. The four trails include the Gold Mile, Historic Downtown Walking Tour, Kid's Main Street Safari and Purple Martin Greenway. The public is invited to attend
Friday, April 29, 2016 6:00 PM
Download our Outdoor Adventures Map to see a complete list of trails.
LAKE LURE, N.C. (April 29, 2016): Hike, bike, paddle or stroll and have the time of your life on more than 10 scenic trails in Lake Lure & the Blue Ridge Foothills. Home to Chimney Rock State Park and 27 miles of shoreline around
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