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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.

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
The Town of Spindale was once a hub of mills and factories in the 1900s, in fact, Spindale’s name was appropriately chosen for its well-known role in the textile industry. Today, history is preserved in the small-town charm and brick buildings that have stood strong for generations. It is known to
A Destination for all Seasons

Thursday, March 22, 2018 12:00 PM by Rutherford County Tourism

Lake Lure and the Blue Ridge Foothills is the ultimate year-round destination. From splashing around in the water at Lake Lure Beach during the summer, to viewing the rich blankets of fall color that cover Chimney Rock ; to coming home for the holidays to the millions of lights that magically light
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