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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.

Tag - Things to Do

Get Off the Grid for Good Eats

Monday, September 17, 2018 11:00 AM by Rutherford County Tourism

Western Carolina is full of hidden gems, gorgeous views and trails to explore - some you might have to go off the beaten path to enjoy. That can be said for food as well...here’s a few of our favorite “off the grid” restaurants.

Big Al's of Shiloh

Big Al’s

When you feel like unwinding and unplugging, look to Big

Eat like a Local

Sunday, September 9, 2018 8:00 AM by Rutherford County Tourism

Shop local. Support local. And most importantly, EAT Local! Rutherford County is filled with amazing restaurants. From the oldest restaurant in the county to the newest flavor in town...we’re always eatin’ good in the Foothills!

50's night at The Fountain at Smith's Drugs

The Fountain at Smith’s Drugs

This local shop has been around for

Your Small Town Shopping Guide

Thursday, August 2, 2018 10:00 PM by Rutherford County Tourism

With so many retail therapy options - Lake Lure and the Blue Ridge Foothills can be a consumers oasis! From specialty retailers to the general stores that have diverse items, you’ll not only find everything you need but view sweeping mountain landscapes that are gorgeous and serene along the way!

One of the largest sporting events in the equestrian world is taking place just minutes away from the us here in Lake Lure and the Blue Ridge Foothills of Rutherford County, NC. The 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games are expected to draw nearly 500,000 people from more than 70 countries to the Tryon

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

Welcome to a small mountain town that will take you back to simpler times. Situated inside the expansive landscape of the Hickory Nut Gorge and home to one of Western North Carolina’s most popular outdoor attractions, Chimney Rock Village is full of surprises waiting to be explored. The village has

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

Celebrate love, rekindle romance and take a break from it all in Lake Lure and the Blue Ridge Foothills. Set the course for a tranquil getaway and explore beautiful sites, natural settings and a diverse assortment of enchanting entertainment. Paint the town with the following guide to all of the fun

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