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Trip Ideas for Exploring Lake Lure & The Blue Ridge Foothills

As the seasons change, so does the experience of being in Lake Lure and the Blue Ridge Foothills. Uniquely different from most destinations, visitors have the opportunity to explore five charming small towns within a twenty-minute drive; each town offering their own bit of hometown hospitality and diverse adventures. From the first sight of Dogwood trees in the spring to the millions of Christmas lights that mark the beginning of winter, there's no better place to experience a true North Carolina getaway. Here are some of our top picks on how to make the most of your vacation.

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
Forest City was originally known as Burnt Chimney in the late 1800’s. Today, the southern charm, bustling Main Street and iconic water fountain, draws visitors from near and far to experience a historic community thriving in modern times. The lively downtown features trendy boutiques, nostalgic