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Front Porch of the Blue Ridge

Many things meet on the Front Porch of the Blue Ridge: mountains and hills, rivers and lakes, past and present, art and craft, outdoors and adventure, comfort and beauty, wandering and discovery. Lovers like Johnny and Baby. Families. Friends. Even towns come together here. Places like Lake Lure and Chimney Rock, or Rutherfordton, Forest City and Spindale. We hope to meet you soon, too. You'll find us in-between and close to both Asheville and Charlotte, in Rutherford County, NC.

Lake Lure Arts & Crafts Festival
Local and regional artisans shine at The Lake Lure Arts and Crafts Festival in beautiful downtown Lake Lure. The area is well known for its hand-....
Forest City Owls Baseball - Opening Night
Experience the "Boys of Summer" at their finest on opening night in Forest City! The Owls are a Coastal Plain League collegiate summer ....
 
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The Foothills of Western North Carolina
Chimney Rock, Lake Lure, Forest City, Rutherfordton, Spindale, Union Mills, Bostic, Ellenboro, Cliffside, Mill Spring, Mooresboro, Caroleen and Henrietta.

Rutherford County Tourism Development Authority
130 West 6th Street I Rutherfordton, NC 28139
828.287.6113 phone I 828.287.6122 fax
800.849.5998 toll-free