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Welcome to Rutherford County, North Carolina

This spring break get away from the crowds and more traditional choices and escape to Lake Lure and the Blue Ridge Foothills. Beautiful scenery surrounds you as this hidden wonderland welcomes you boasting towering waterfalls, 75-mile panoramic views, the best in local cuisine and adventure around every corner.

Like barbecue and baseball, the annual spring break tradition is a uniquely American phenomenon. Sure, other countries take a pause... Read More

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,... Read More

Go ahead – goof off! Our lake, streams, trails and parks provide the perfect avenue for letting your imagination run wild. Lake... Read More

While visitors and long-time fans already know that Lake Lure is an amazing mountain lake getaway, this charming Western North Carolina... Read More

Get on the Trail!
1. Dittmer-Watts Nature Trail Park
Distance: 2.55 Miles
Surface: Natural Surface
Uses: hike, walk, run
Address: 271 NC 9 Hwy Lake Lure, NC 28746
2. Broad River Paddle Trail
Distance: 42 miles
Surface: River
Uses: paddle, tube
Address: 520 Gray's Road Rutherfordton, NC 28139
3. Rocky Broad River Walk
Distance: .33 miles
Surface: Natural Surface
Uses: walk
Address: Main Street Chimney Rock Village, NC 28720
4. Skyline Trail
Distance: .35 miles
Surface: Natural Surface~ stairs
Uses: hike, walk
5. Great Woodland Adventure
Distance: .3 miles
Surface: Natural Surface~ stairs
Uses: hike, walk
6. Hickory Nut Falls Trail
Distance: .75 miles
Surface: Natural Surface~ stairs
Uses: hike, walk, run
7. Chimney Rock State Park
Distance: 2.3 miles
Surface: Natural Surface~ stairs
Uses: hike, walk, run
Address: 431 Main St Chimney Rock, NC 28720
8. ICC Trails
Distance: 2.75 miles
Surface: Natural Surface
Uses: hike, walk, run
9. Thermal Belt Rail Trail
Distance: 7.87 Miles
Surface: Crushed Gravel
Uses: Bike, hike, walk, run
10. Trail Head 1 - Donald Ross Nature Trail Park
Distance: 2.55 Miles
Surface: Natural Surface
Uses: hike, walk, run
Address: 271 NC 9 Hwy Lake Lure, NC 28746