Travel Guide

**Around Lake Lure

Around Lake Lure – Seasonal Events

Rutherford County Tourism

**Antiques and Treasures

Architectural Warehouse

**Boat Rentals (mention that you are a vacation rental with Patrick Harper and receive $100 off)


Carolina Antiques and More


Hickory Nut Gorge Brewery

Whistle Hop Brewery

**Car Shows

Hot Nights/Cool Rides

Bennett Classics Antique Auto Museum

**Chamber of Commerce

Hickory Nut Gorge

Blue Ridge Parkway

**Christmas Decorations

Forest City Christmas Light/Carriage Rides Extravaganza


Fishing License

Lewis No Clark Expeditions

Granddaddy Fly Fishing

Rob’s Guide Service

**Fun for Kids


KidSenses Children’s InterACTIVE Museum

Chimney Rock Gem Mine

Mountains Branch Library

Old Time Photo’s and Coffee on the Rocks

Tweetsie Railroad

KidzPlay Playground

Chimney Rock Miniature Golf

Bubba’s Fun Park


Lake Lure Flowering Bridge


North Carolina Arboretum

Cradle of Forestry


Top 12 Hikes Around Lake Lure 

Chimney Rock Park Trail Map

Rutherfordton Trail Map-Adventure

**Horseback Riding/Shows

Tryon International Equestrian Center

Riverside Riding Stables

**Lake Lure Walking Tour

Around Lake Lure


Mountain Breeze News


Bubba O’Leary’s Outfitters

Old Cider Mill & Applesolutely Gift Shop

**Special Events

Lure of the Dragons

Dirty Dancing Festival at Lake Lure

Lake Lure Olympiad


Forest City “Owls” Baseball

** State Parks of North Carolina

South Mountains

Lake James

Mount Mitchell

Grandfather Mountain


**Theater & Arts

Autumn Arts and Craft Festival

Flat Rock Playhouse-State Theater of N.C.

The Foundation of Performing Arts

**Vegetarian Restaurants (See Dining Page)

Medina’s Village Bistro

Old Rock Cafe

Spinning Bean Cafe and Coffee


Burntshirt Vineyard

Parker-Binns Vineyard

Green Creek Winery

Overmountain Vineyards

**Zip Lines

Boulderline Adventure Programs

The Gorge Zip Line

****Please visit our Attractions and Recreation Page for many more activities!****


Western North Carolina is served by the Asheville Regional Airport.

WNC Magazine is a good source for travel and living in the NC mountains.

VisitNC has lots of travel ideas and maps.