Welcome to Rutherford County

Have the time of your life in Lake Lure & the Blue Ridge Foothills of Rutherford County, NC, the famous film site of “Dirty Dancing.” Home to Lake Lure, Chimney Rock, Rutherfordton, Spindale, Forest City and Bostic, there is a world waiting for you to explore, enjoy and love.

Watch the video and see why Lake Lure was named the 2016 “Official Best Mountain Lake Getaway.”
Rutherfordton named 2016 “Outstanding Small Town of the Year” by N.C. Rural Center.
Home to Lake Lure & the Blue Ridge Foothills, here’s how you can have the time of your life in Rutherford County, NC.
Take a fall color driving tour around Lake Lure & the Blue Ridge Foothills.
Hike it, drive it or just sit and be mesmerized by fall colors of Lake Lure & Blue Ridge Foothills.
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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....


In Lake Lure
2932 Memorial Hwy. (US-64/74)  Lake Lure, NC  28746

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

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