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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.

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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

Top 10 Buzzworthy Moments from 2017

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 8:00 AM by Rutherford County Tourism

Make visiting Lake Lure & the Blue Ridge Foothills in 2018 one of your New Year’s Resolutions. These buzzworthy moments from 2017 are just a taste of what lies ahead in 2018. Don’t miss out this year. Plan your visit now and feel accomplished for already marking a “MUST DO” off your list!

Dirty Dancing Festival Girl's Trip

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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.

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

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

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