Welcome to Rutherford County

The Blue Ridge Mountains. The South Mountains. We’re home to Lake Lure, Chimney Rock and “small town friendly” cities such as Forest City, Rutherfordton, Spindale and more. Come relax and play in the Blue Ridge foothills of Western North Carolina.

Water sports, especially water-skiing, are one of Lake Lure’s most treasured assets.
Here are some ways to beat the heat and enjoy outdoor adventures this summer in Lake Lure & the Blue Ridge Foothills.
Hike, bike, paddle or stroll and have the time of your life on more than 10 scenic trails.
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News & Blog: Lake Lure & The Blue Ridge Foothills

Post: Aug 8, 2016

Water-skiing in Lake Lure – Then and Now

North Carolina’s Lake Lure and the Blue Ridge Foothills hosts a grab bag of adventure sports and activities for families, outdoor explorers, and top athletes to enjoy. While there is plenty of b....

Post: Jun 28, 2016

Town of Rutherfordton Launches Four New Outdoor Trails

Located in western North Carolina, the Town of Rutherfordton is introducing four new trails just in time for spring strolls and family outings. The four trails include the Gold Mile, Historic Downtown....

Post: Jun 28, 2016

The Ultimate Insider’s Guide to Being a Foodie in our Foothills

From local favs to lakeside dining, be sure to add these stops on your list   One of the more unique ways to have the time of your life in Lake Lure and the Blue Ridge Foothills is by discoveri....

Post: Feb 19, 2016

Black History Month Tribute: The Mary B. Mullen Bible Camp

By Tina Wolfe, Guest Blogger. Her hands caressed the aged photograph, careful not to press too hard and crack the curling, framed edges. Her finger landed softly on the image of a tiny brown face, sm....


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Lake Lure, Chimney Rock and "Small Town Friendly" Destinations
Chimney Rock, Lake Lure, Forest City, Rutherfordton, Spindale, Bostic, and Ellenboro.

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