To our friends, visitors, local businesses and stakeholders- we're all in this together.

To our friends, visitors, local businesses and stakeholders- we're all in this together.

With LoveThe RCTDA continues to closely monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as it relates to our Nation, North Carolina and Rutherford County.Our top priority is always the safety, health, and wellbeing of our community, its residents, and visitors.  We understand that these times are confusing and can be difficult for many.  We encourage you to continue supporting each other and our community's small businesses and ask that you reference individual websites and social media platforms for updates on local businesses and events. At this time and until further notice, our two Welcome Centers are closed and the Tourism Development Authority office is seeing guests by appointment only.  Please call 828.207.6013 or email Taylor at Taylor.Hardin@rutherfordcountync.gov if you have any questions or to make an appointment.

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Outdoor Enthusiasts Adventure to Lake Lure & The Blue Ridge Foothills

Already famous for Chimney Rock State Park, it is a growing fact that Rutherford County is an adrenaline junkie’s hub for outdoor adventures. Zip lines, mountain biking and cycling trails, rappelling, world-class bouldering and more fun await. Or, pick from a long list of water sports and make some wakes on Lake Lure. Add golf, hiking, equestrian sport and fly fishing to complete your mountain getaway. Reward yourself with a 75-mile panoramic view from atop Chimney Rock itself. Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park offers a variety of hiking trails for all ages and abilities.