Things to do

ACTIVITIES

Apple Valley Golf Course Lake Lure NCAPPLE VALLEY GOLF COURSE – Lake Lure – This course provides a unique challenge to both the accomplished and novice golfer. Stretching across Rumbling Bald Resort on Lake Lure, the 72 par, 18-hole course, designed by Dan Maples opened in 1986 and has been named one of the most beautiful mountain courses around by Golf Digest’s “Places to Play”. The course measures 6,756 yards from the championship tees, has a slope rating of 140 and a 73.2 USGA rating.  EZ-Go electric carts are available for your enjoyment, outfitted with rain hoods, sand bottles, and USB ports for charging.  Phone: (828) 625-1985  Visit their website by CLICKING HERE!

 

Canopy ridge Zipline Lake Lure NCCANOPY RIDGE ZIP LINE – Lake Lure – Experience the Blue Ridge foothills from a thrilling new perspective.  Led by a professional team of friendly and knowledgeable guides, these zipline tours are perfect for both families and thrill seekers alike.  Soar through the forest canopy, across gorges, hillsides, and water as you tour over 60 acres of stunning hardwood forest.  Experience a fully immersive zipline experience in a minimally manicured forest hillside. The best part about Canopy Ridge Farm in Lake Lure is their commitment to leaving the land in it’s most raw organic form.  Phone: (828) 625-4500  Visit their website by CLICKING HERE!

 

Cedar Creek Stables Lake Lure NCCEDAR CREEK STABLES – Lake Lure – A family owned and operated business offering a variety of activities for folks of all ages!  They are located in beautiful Western North Carolina, nestled around Lake Lure.  Take a few moments to browse their website. This is an adventure you don’t want to miss. Cedar Creek Stables has been making vacation memories since 1993!  Choose from a variety of trail rides, many along beautiful creeks and streams in a lush forest setting.  Then finish the day in their Gem Mine or have fun with catch-and-release fishing, no license required.  Phone: (828) 625-2811  Visit their website by CLICKING HERE!

 

Chimney Rock Gemstone Mine CHIMNEY ROCK GEMSTONE MINE – Chimney Rock Village – On the banks of the Rocky Broad River in Chimney Rock Village, you can prospect for your own gems. Your are invited to a riverside setting unparalleled by any other mine in the area. Come experience the wonder and excitement of prospecting for gemstones in a pleasant and comfortable atmosphere. The friendly staff will happily assist you in any way possible, from discovery to identifying your gemstone.  Rock and minerals of all kinds have been found including Aquamarine, Emerald, Ruby, Garnet, Peridot, Quartz, Agate, Hematite, Amethyst, Sodalite, and many more. The gemstone mine guarantee a gem find every time, so everyone can feel the thrill.  Phone: (828) 625-5524  Visit their website by CLICKING HERE!

 

Chimney Rock State Park North CarolinaCHIMNEY ROCK STATE PARK – Chimney Rock Village – Some of North Carolina’s most dramatic mountain scenery is found at Chimney Rock State Park, with the signature 315-foot spire overlooking Hickory Nut Gorge and Lake Lure. Admission is charged at the principal Chimney Rock Access, though the nearby Rumbling Bald Climbing Access is admission-free and offers one of the park’s six trails. Visiting Chimney Rock Access offers opportunities for picnicking and hiking on trails that range from child-friendly nature explorations to moderately strenuous treks to the top of Chimney Rock Mountain and to the edge of Hickory Nut Falls. Concessions and gift shops are available. The Rocky Broad River is a destination for trout anglers.  Phone: (828) 625-9611  Visit their website by CLICKING HERE!

 

Green River Adventures Saluda NCGREEN RIVER ADVENTURES – Saluda – Their name says it all.  You can plan your activities based on your courage.  Choose a mellow experience, or an adrenaline filled adventure like you’ve never had before.  They have an extremely interactive website that helps you select what to do based on your ability to handle physical activity and how adventurous you’re feeling.  Some of their activities include whitewater rafting, waterfall rappelling, kayak instruction, paddle boarding, canyoning, swimming, sliding, boulder-hopping, or even hikes to waterfalls and swimming holes.  They also rent gear!  Kids are absolutely welcome on any of the adventures.  Just a short drive from Lake Lure, but well worth it.  Phone: (828) 749-2800  Visit their website by CLICKING HERE!

 

Lake Lure Adventure Company NCLAKE LURE ADVENTURE COMPANY – Lake Lure – They are dedicated to providing a safe, fun, exciting, and adventurous experience on Lake Lure. Whether you are vacationing at the resort, day-tripping, or a local, they have a variety of activities to offer for everyone! Their staff is well schooled in hospitality as well as water sports instruction, and will make you feel in your element. They offer the newest, hottest equipment and the best boats available in the area. You can even rent a pontoon boat for you and a group of friends.  Please visit them and make your visit to Lake Lure memorable with ADVENTURE!  BONUS: Professional instruction and top of the line equipment is included by their USA Water-ski certified instructors.  Phone: (828) 625-8066  Visit their website by CLICKING HERE!

 

Lake Lure Beach NCLAKE LURE BEACH – Lake Lure – Welcome to the Beach at Lake Lure, located downtown. Relax under the sun, jump in the water, build sand castles, or picnic with family and friends. Lake Lure Beach is the perfect getaway for visitors and locals alike. Get ready for a soaking good time in their water park!  On-site Beach House sells towels, chairs, sunscreen, floats, toys, and more. Water balloons may be purchased at beach house for water wars.  Walking distance to the Lake Lure Inn, restaurants, and even ice cream!  The beach maintains regular hours between Memorial Day and Labor Day.  Admission prices apply.  Phone: (828) 625-1373  Visit their website by CLICKING HERE!

 

Lake Lure Boat Tours NCLAKE LURE BOAT TOURS – Lake Lure – Discover the beauty and charm of Lake Lure on a covered boat tour.  Whether you’re interested in a relaxing and informative tour or taking a boat out on your own, Lake Lure Tours where you want to be.   Listen to the legends of the lake and learn about the natural and cultural history of Hickory Nut Gorge, home to Lake Lure, North Carolina.  Nothing beats cruising around Lake Lure with our friendly tour guides and enjoying the beautiful scenery.  Choose from guided tours, sunset cruise, dinner cruise, or even a box lunch cruise.  Phone: (828) 625-1373  Visit their website by CLICKING HERE!

 

Lake Lure Flowering Bridge NCLAKE LURE FLOWERING BRIDGE – Lake Lure – Friends of the Lake Lure Flowering Bridge is a community based non-profit organization coming together to design, create, and maintain a flowering pedestrian bridge across the Rocky Broad River and the walkways at both ends of the bridge for the joy and benefit of all who come its way. The bridge, completed in 1925, served as a part of the US Highway 64/74 until 2011 when a new bridge was opened to traffic. The Historic Bridge #7 was turned over to the Town of Lake Lure to allow for the creation of this unique community garden bridge, to be developed by local people to further enhance the natural beauty of the Hickory Nut Gorge for generations to come.  Phone: (828) 625-1119  Visit their website by CLICKING HERE!

 

Lake Lure Golf Club NCLAKE LURE GOLF CLUB – Lake Lure – Originally opened in 1927, this beautiful golf course was born in the “golden age” of golf course design. Donald Ross is said to have designed the original 18-hole layout. Due to the financial struggles of the late 1920’s only the existing 9 holes were completed. The log cabin style clubhouse was built in the mid 1930’s and survives today as another reminder of times past. That is the special allure at Lake Lure Golf Club. It is from a simpler time but provides a strong challenge, full of enjoyment for golfers of all skill levels. Come enjoy the mountain views, great golf design and a pleasing round with your friend.  Phone: (828) 625-4472  Visit their website by CLICKING HERE!

 

Lake Lure Pontoon Rental NCLAKE LURE PONTOON RENTAL – Lake Lure – Captain Ed Lee has lived in Lake Lure for 32 years, and brings his passion for quality service to this boat rental business.  His fleet of pontoon boat rentals keep vacation renters and visitors to the Lake Lure area coming back year after year.  As a retired US Navy Veteran, Ed brings his passion for the water, boating, and stellar customer service to each boat rental experience.  Get out on the lake with Lake Lure Pontoon Rentals, and you’re sure to have an awesome time on the water.  They’re your number one choice for clean, reliable, family style fun on the lake.  They offer full day pontoon rental, pick-up, and drop-off services anywhere on the lake including to your own dock!  Phone: (828) 625-0073  Visit their website by CLICKING HERE!

 

Mr. Lake Lure Things To Do NCMR LAKE LURE’S® THINGS TO DO – Lake Lure – This Facebook page published by “Mr. Lake Lure” is the local’s guide to the area.  Stay up-to-date on everything Lake Lure including:  Festivals, events, attractions, shows, trails, hikes, holiday happenings, restaurants, cafes, bars, breweries, and much more.  Area videos and current events are frequently posted here including news, weather, traffic, and emergency information.  Here you will find discounts, specials, and last minute deals.  Sometimes you even see local gossip or secrets.  If you love Lake Lure, you should definitely visit, “like”, and follow this page!  Phone:  (828) 625-9734  Stay current by CLICKING HERE!

 

Morse Park and Marina Lake Lure NCMORSE PARK – Lake Lure – This park features beautiful vistas of the mountains of Hickory Nut Gorge and is a popular choice for an impromptu picnic, sunbathing, reading, bird watching and catching an afternoon nap in a lawn chair by the lake.  It is a 23-acre community park in the center of town at the western end of Lake Lure. The park is conveniently located next to the Municipal Center.  Open year-round, the park is popular with residents and visitors alike. Whether you are up for a casual stroll, a short speed walk or a low-impact jog, this park is ideal for all three. All trails are paved.  Morse Park consists of four distinct areas, the meadow, the gardens, the wetlands, and the riverside.  Bring your lawn chair, blanket, and picnic basket.  Phone: (828) 625-9983  Learn more about Morse Park and all there is to do by CLICKING HERE!

 

Tryon International Equestrian Center TIEC NCTRYON INTERNATIONAL EQUESTRIAN CENTER (TIEC) – Mill Spring – An international hub for the world’s top equestrian athletes. Guests are welcome 365 days a year to watch, dine, shop, and experience the premier riding facility in the world.  Watch world class athletes from elevated viewing areas around each ring with ample shade and seating, designed with spectators in mind!  Enjoy a diverse range of dining options, for a family night out with the kids or an intimate evening of casually elegant dining.  A vast array of air conditioned shops have something for everyone, including resort wear, fine art, jewelry, toys, riding apparel, tack, and more.  Admission to all horse shows and parking is free and open to the public.  Phone: (828) 863-1000  Visit their website by CLICKING HERE!

DAY TRIPS

Biltmore Estate Asheville NCBILTMORE ESTATE – Asheville NC – Completed in 1895, George Vanderbilt’s 250-room chateau is as impressive today as it was more than a century ago. Biltmore® House is truly a wonder of architecture and hospitality.  Guests can enjoy a self-guided tour of the house, as well as the beautiful gardens and grounds surrounding it, designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted.  During your visit, be sure to allow enough time to stop by the historic winery on Biltmore’s 8,000-acre estate nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, North Carolina.  Discover Biltmore® treasures in one of their many charming estate shops.  Stroll acres of formal and informal gardens where horticultural experts continually work to preserve the original vision.  Choose from a variety of formal to causal dining experiences.  Definitely plan to spend the entire day.  Phone: (800) 411-3812  Visit their website by CLICKING HERE!

 

Biltmore Village Asheville NCBILTMORE VILLAGE – Asheville NC –  Historic Biltmore® Village was conceived by a visionary millionaire, designed by world-renowned architects and home to humble estate workers. The Village was created as a counterpart to the Biltmore® Estate. A planned community for estate workers as well as an independent community all its own. Today, it’s a bustling, contemporary shopping destination housing both national retail outlets as well as one-of-a-kind independent shops, home to some of Asheville’s finest restaurants and a must-see site for history buffs and architecture aficionados. It is, in short, a destination unlike any other.  Phone: (828) 398-6062  Visit their website by CLICKING HERE!

 

Blueridge Parkway Asheville NCBLUE RIDGE PARKWAY – Asheville NC -Truly an experience unlike any other: a slow-paced and relaxing drive revealing stunning long range vistas and close up views of the rugged mountains and pastoral landscapes of the Appalachian Highlands. The Parkway meanders for 469 miles, protecting a diversity of plants and animals, and providing opportunities for enjoying all that makes this region of the country so special.  Outstanding scenery and recreational opportunities make the Blue Ridge Parkway one of the most visited sections of the National Park System.  Split-rail fences, old farmsteads, mountain meadows, stunning views, abundant hiking trails, picnic areas, campsites, interpretative exhibits and scenic overlooks with endless vistas make the Blue Ridge Parkway a popular attraction.  You will be amazed by one of the world’s most diverse display of flora and fauna.  Information Line: (828) 298-0398 Visit their website by CLICKING HERE!

 

Mr Lake Lures Things To Do MR LAKE LURE’S® THINGS TO DO  This Facebook page published by “Mr. Lake Lure” is the local’s guide to the area.  Stay up-to-date on everything in and around Lake Lure including: Festivals, events, attractions, shows, trails, hikes, holiday happenings, restaurants, cafes, bars, breweries, and much more.  Area videos and current events are frequently posted here including news, weather, traffic, and emergency information.  Here you will find discounts, specials, and last minute deals.  Sometimes you even see local gossip or secrets.  If you love Lake Lure, and all there is to do nearby, you should definitely visit, “like”, and follow this page!  Phone: (828) 625-9734  Stay current by CLICKING HERE!

 

Wineries Near Lake Lure NCMOUNTAIN WINERIES  Take a day trip to one of many wineries in the mountains.  Vines kissed by crisp air, grapes grown from the water of more than 250 waterfalls, and tasting tables set against towering vistas are waiting to be explored here. Discover how well a smooth wine pairs with the rugged backdrop in the foothills of the Blue Ridge North Carolina mountains.  Leave pretentious wine tasting notes and impenetrable jargon at the door. North Carolina wine tasting rooms welcome enthusiasts of every palate. And each winery is surrounded by scenic views as varied as the grapes you’ll find here, all with signature Southern hospitality included. So grab a glass, and plan your day trip.  For a website about local wineries, CLICK HERE!

RESTAURANTS & CAFES
BARS & BREWERIES

Hickory Nut Gorge Brewery Chimney Rock NCHICKORY NUT GORGE BREWERY – Chimney Rock Village, NC – (828) 436-7047 – Amazing location nestled along the banks of the Rocky Broad River in the Village of Chimney Rock, North Carolina. They take pride in bringing unique flavors with brews for you to enjoy in an excellent riverside setting!  With 4 decks that go all the way down to the water’s edge, there’s no better place to enjoy a local craft brew with friends and family.  While they’re all about the beer, they provide a limited menu of yummy snacks and meals to satisfy any tummy.  Visit their website by clicking the logo above, or by CLICKING HERE!  Phone (828) 436-7047

 

La Strada Restaurant Lake Lure NCLA STRADA AT LAKE LURE – Downtown Lake Lure, NC – The original family members have come to downtown Lake Lure with their family recipes offering one of the most varied and unique menus in the area. There’s something special for everyone including baked and sauteed pasta, New York and Sicilian style pizzas, baby back ribs, fresh seafood, chicken, burgers, salads and steak. The menu also includes a children’s section.  Be sure to sample some of the delicious appetizers and signature desserts. Wine, beer and mixed beverages are available from the full service bar. There are incredible views from the elevated and covered outdoor patio which has a seating capacity of more than 85 guests. There is a view from every indoor table as well!  Visit their website by clicking the logo above, or by CLICKING HERE! Phone (828) 625-1118


Larkins on the Lake Restaurant Lake Lure NCLARKIN’S ON THE LAKE – Lake Lure, NC – Established in 1998, Larkins On The Lake and Bay Front Bar & Grill are among the premier dining destinations in the beautiful setting of Lake Lure.  Bayfront Bar & Grill is the downstairs “on the water” dining option at Larkin’s on the Lake, and is open from 11:30am daily.  Bayfront features g
reat burgers, ribs, salads, seafood, and amazing margaritas!  Just pull your boat up to the convenient slips.  The difference from upstairs and downstairs seating is that Larkins On The Lake upstairs is entrees-only, and Bayfront on the water is burgers, sandwiches, and outside seating.  They are conveniently located at the intersection of Highway 64/74 and Highway 9, just down the road from Ingles market.  Visit their website by clicking the logo above, or by CLICKING HERE!  Phone (828) 625-4075

 

Medinas Village Bistro Restaurant Chimney Rock NCMEDINA’S VILLAGE BISTRO  – Chimney Rock Village, NC – This quaint bistro in downtown Chimney Rock is definitely a local’s favorite.  Sit inside or on the newly expanded outside patio, both with views of Chimney Rock!  They use fresh local eggs, produce, meats, and seafood, and know the source of all of their food. The food is prepared by people who have total compassion for serving wholesome food to you, and they use very little food that is not made in house.  They can provide menu items that are vegetarian, gluten free, and allergy free.  You’ll definitely want to try their World Famous Cinnamon Rolls and their Roasted Red Pepper and Smoked Gouda Cheese Soup!  Pets are welcome in the outside dining area!  Visit their website by clicking the logo above, or by CLICKING HERE!  Phone (828) 989-4529

 

Mr. Lake Lure's Things To Do Facebook PageMR LAKE LURE’S® THINGS TO DO – Lake Lure, NC – This Facebook page published by “Mr. Lake Lure” is the local’s guide to the area.  Stay up-to-date on everything Lake Lure including:  Restaurants, cafes, bars, breweries, festivals, events, attractions, shows, trails, hikes, holiday happenings, and much more.  Area videos and current events are frequently posted here including news, weather, traffic, and emergency information.  Here you will find discounts, specials, and last minute deals.  Sometimes you even see local gossip or secrets.  If you love Lake Lure, you should definitely visit, “like”, and follow this page!  Stay current by CLICKING HERE!  Phone: (828) 625-9734

 

River Watch Restaurant Grill and Bar Chimney Rock NCRIVER WATCH WATERFRONT BAR & GRILL – Chimney Rock Village, NC – Stop in and enjoy their famous all Angus beef burger and take in the best view of the Rocky Broad River and in-your-face views of Chimney Rock State Park!  They have a full service bar and over 50 local, craft and domestic beers to choose from.  You can always catch the game on one of their 9 High Definition TV’s.  They also have NFL Network , SEC Network and ESPN Packages!  Why go anywhere else, when all this is waiting for you downtown Chimney Rock!  Visit their website complete with menu by clicking the logo above or by CLICKING HERE!  Phone (828) 625-1030

SHOPPING


Bubba O'Learys General Store Chimney Rock NCBUBBA O’LEARY’S GENERAL STORE
– Chimney Rock – Ann and Peter O’Leary left the city behind, and opened an old time general store in Chimney Rock, North Carolina.  Step back in time and discover a simpler way to shop for everything from candies to collectibles, and preserves to souvenirs.  You’ll find gifts and clothing from major brands you know and trust.  Bubba’s General Store & Outfitters sits tucked at the base of Chimney Rock State Park.  Home town hospitality is what you’ll find, along with treasures from local artisans and memories of a time gone by.  Phone:  (828) 625-2479  Visit their website by clicking the logo, or CLICK HERE.

 

Ingles Grocery Store Pharmacy Gas Lake Lure NCINGLES GROCERY STORE, PHARMACY, AND GAS is located at 276 North Carolina 9, Lake Lure, North Carolina 28746. Departments include: Grocery – Bakery – Produce – Meat and Seafood – Milk and Dairy – Beer and Wine – Florist – Deli and Sandwiches – Red Box Movie Rental – Western Union Money Transfer – Propane Gas Sales – Ingles Gas Station.  Store Hours: 7:00am to 11:00pm  Store Phone: (828) 625-0258 Pharmacy Hours: Mon-Fri: 9:00am to 9:00pm Sat: 9:00am to 6:00pm Sun: 12:00pm to 6:00pm Pharmacy Phone: (828) 625-0748.  Visit Ingles website by clicking the photo above or CLICK HERE.