Things to Do in Rutherford County

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. For those seeking high-energy excitement, there is rock climbing, extreme hiking tours, ziplining, and wakeboarding just to name a few. Looking to just relax and recharge? Visit one of our spas, take a boat tour, or shop and stroll through one of our historic main streets.


Enrich yourself in the history that surrounds our charming small towns and let Rutherford County  serve as your hub to all the treasures Western North Carolina holds.


Summer concert series, live music festivals and legendary artist light up the stage year after year. Kids and adults alike can find something to entertain them on their trip to Lake Lure & The Blue…

Outdoor Activities

Adventure junkies beware you will have a hard time choosing between which of our outdoor adventures to take on first. Climb a rock face at Rumbling Bald Mountain or zip through the forest on Zip Zilla, take…

Water Activities

If you are in Lake Lure, you have to get in the water. Water sport enthusiasts can get an adrenaline fix, while more leisurely types can rent a pontoon boat, paddleboard or lake kayak.

Local Farms & Foods

Our local farms produce some of the best tasting fresh food you can find. Visit the farms onsite or at the local farmers market.


From charming boutiques and high-end outfitters to locally-made crafts and art galleries, our collection of small town Main Streets offer fun ideas and original gifts to meet all your shopping needs.

Spas & Wellness

You are on vacation, it's time to sit back, relax and recharge in one of our many spa and wellness centers.


We love giving residents and visitors different ways to enjoy our county, and with so many miles of Mother Nature’s beauty, one of the best is through our many scenic driving routes or downtown…