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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.

59th Annual Easter Sunrise Service
Celebrate the glory of Easter with song, scripture and spiritual music as a spectacular sunrise ascends over Lake Lure. Chimney Rock’s annu....
MayFestival of the Arts
 Follow the music, the balloons, the laughter to this hallmark event, the region’s first sign of spring. The funnel cakes are sweeter,....
 
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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