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.

A new regional interpretive heritage sign trail allows visitors to explore cultural and national heritage sites in historic small towns and cities across WNC.
We love giving residents and visitors’ different ways to enjoy our county, and one of the best is through our many scenic driving routes!
 
 
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News & Blog: Lake Lure & The Blue Ridge Foothills

Post: Dec 10, 2015

LAKE LURE & THE BLUE RIDGE FOOTHILLS, HOMETOWN HOLIDAYS

By Tina Wolfe, Guest Blogger. Songs have been written about it. Movies tell of its heart-felt appeal and soldiers long for it. Let’s face it, who among us has not felt the pull of a storybook s....

Post: Oct 7, 2015

LEAF SEASON DRVING TOURS THROUGH RUTHERFORD COUNTY

By Tina Wolfe, Guest Blogger. The fall equinox (each year around September 22-24) typically receives a roused welcome from locals eager to bid farewell to sultry summer days. We appreciate the chilly....

Post: Jun 23, 2015

GET ON THE WATER – SERIOUS LAKE FUN STARTS HERE

How do you get on the lake? You’ll need a permit to put your own boat in the water. Take it easy and rent from one of the providers listed below (no permit needed for that), or take it even easi....

Post: Jun 14, 2015

YOU CAN FLY ME TO THE MOON IF WE CAN STOP FOR A $100 BURGER FIRST

By Culinary Expert and Charlotte, NC Food Writer, Heidi Billotto, heidibillottofood.com/ Just an hour and half drive away from Charlotte, it would never, ever occur to me to fly into Rutherford Cou....

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

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