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.

Enter the Rutherford County TDA "Time of Your Life" Summer Adventure Sweepstakes.
Hike, bike, paddle or stroll and have the time of your life on more than 10 scenic trails.
The Town of Rutherfordton is introducing four new trails just in time for spring strolls.
3 Ways to Unplug from Your Daily Grind and Recharge Your Body and Mind.
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News & Blog: Lake Lure & The Blue Ridge Foothills

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....

Post: Feb 16, 2016

Gale’s Chimney Rock Shop - A Time Honored Tradition

By Tina Wolfe, Guest Blogger. Since 1947, the Gale family has been contributing to the character and commerce of Chimney Rock Village and Bat Cave through its retail stores featuring quality handmade....

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....


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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