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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
8 Ways to Beat the Heat this Summer in Western NC

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 6:00 PM

Click here to see our photo album of 8 ways to beat the heat! Scorching summer heat is right around the corner in western North Carolina. If you like keeping things cool, or just want some shady adventure, here are some ways to beat the heat and enjoy outdoor adventures this summer in Lake Lure &
One thing we love most about holidays here in the foothills are all of the festive events that take place throughout Rutherford County. I mean, who can resist that southern, small town, holiday charm? Every year several of our small towns kick-off their holiday celebrations on the first Saturday in
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