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Lake Lure Attractions & Activities

Lake Lure NC is the spot to visit in the mountains of North Carolina for a relaxing and rejuvenating vacation getaway, and it is a spot where many dream of living. The idyllic little town is filled with vacation rentals of all sizes and there are a number of exciting things to see and do all around the lake. In addition to fun outdoor activities like hiking and mountain biking, which are available on the numerous trails that surround the lake, other activities, like Lake Lure Boat Tours, swimming at Lake Lure Beach, horseback riding, golf, and gem mining are all available either on the lake or in the surrounding areas. Learn more below.

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The Beach at Lake Lure & Lake Lure Water Works
2724 Memorial Highway
Lake Lure, NC

The Beach at Lake Lure and the Lake Lure Water Park are owned and operated by the Town of Lake Lure NC. The beach is open seven days a week from 10 AM to 6 PM, from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend. During the holiday period around the Fourth of July, the beach hours are extended to 9 am to 7 pm. Residents of Lake Lure NC and those that own property or can show a Lake Lure address are admitted to the Lake Lure Beach free of charge. Vacationers and visitors who do not live here must pay a small fee of $6, $7, or $8, depending on age; children under 4 are free. Seasons passes are available for purchase for those who might be in the area for an extended stay. The water park contains a few slides and fun water attractions for children of all ages. Admission to the Lake Lure Water Park is included in your beach admission.
Lake Lure Marina
2975 Memorial Highway
Lake Lure, NC 28746-9249

The Lake Lure Marina is the place to go for boat rentals, as well as all of your fishing and tackle needs. They offer hourly, daily, and weekly boat rentals of all types, including motorized boats (pontoons), and non-motorized paddle boats, canoes, and kayaks.
Lake Lure Boat Tours
2930 Memorial Highway
Lake Lure, NC 28746

A variety of boat tours are offered, including lunch and dinner cruises, sunset cruises, and so much more. A friendly captain will guide you and your group around the lake, providing a wonderful opportunity to enjoy beautiful Lake Lure NC.
Lake Lure Municipal Golf Course
658 Memorial Highway
Lake Lure, NC 28746-9117

The Lake Lure Municipal Golf Course is owned and operated by the Town of Lake Lure. Located near the lake, the public Lake Lure Golf Course also has a driving range.
Rumbling Bald Resort Golf Courses
112 Mountain Boulevard
Lake Lure, NC 28746-9852

The two courses at Rumbling Bald Resort, the Apple Valley Course and the Bald Mountain Course, are wonderful, award-winning golf courses at Rumbling Bald Resort. Visitors to Rumbling Bald have access to play these fantastic courses.
Lake Lure Adventure Company
442 Memorial Highway
Lake Lure, NC 28746-9119

Lake Lure Adventure Company is a company that packs all the action on the lake. They offer waterskiing, wakeboarding, surfing, guided fishing trips, eco kayaking tours, boat rentals and they will even deliver your kayak right to your vacation rental if you are renting from a unit listed on Vacation Rentals By Owner.
Riverside Riding Stables
Lake Lure, NC 28746

Riverside Riding Stables offers a variety of different trail rides for all types of riders. Children love the pony rides that are available and the two-hour river trail ride leads you over a large body of water. Plan to get wet!
Cedar Creek Stables
542 Cedar Creek Road
Lake Lure, NC 28746-9820

Cedar Creek Stables offers guided trail rides through the gorgeous mountains that surround Lake Lure NC. All of their guided trail rides are on pathways that lead near creeks and splendid mountain brooks. The scenery is definitely worth the price!
Chimney Rock Park
431 Main Street
Chimney Rock, NC 28720

Chimney Rock Park is located in the Hickory Nut Gorge just a few minutes away from the lake. The biggest attraction at the park is the large monolith that juts out, overlooking the lake. Visitors to the park love snapping pictures from atop the rock, which offers one of the best views of the entire lake. Activities such as hiking are also popular here.
Chimney Rock Village
The adorable village of Chimney Rock rests at the foot of Chimney Rock Park and is one of the neatest places to shop and explore. Here you will find Chimney Rock Gem Mine, and a variety of great stores where you can shop for homemade gifts and unique arts and crafts. There are also a few quaint cafés in the area.
Chimney Rock Gem Mine
If you want to gem mine around Lake Lure, Chimney Rock Gem Mine is the place to visit! Located on the banks of the Rocky Broad River, they feature plume mining, a precise and fun way to gem mine. Here you can find exotic and rare gems such as peridot, ruby, garnet, and emerald.

Mt. Mitchell

2388 State Highway 128

Burnsville, NC 28714



The highest point east of the Mississippi, Mount Mitchell rises more than a mile high in the Black Mountains of North Carolina. Offering stunning views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the forests of Mount Mitchell State Park span 1,946 acres and provide some of the most tranquil settings to be found in the region.

Biltmore Estate

1 Approach Rd

Asheville, NC


Discover America’s largest home, the Biltmore House, its colorful gardens, and the country’s most visited winery. The estate’s 8,000 acres boast a wide variety of outdoor activities, unique shopping, exquisite dining at the estate’s restaurants and an endless supply of gorgeous views.

Brevard Music Center

349 Andante Lane

Brevard, NC 28712



The Brevard Music Center is located in Brevard North Carolina and presents the Summer Institute and Festival, which is held from mid-June to early August each summer. With over 400 students ranging in age from 14 to post-college, the center provides a place for study with premier artist faculty and guest artists of national and international acclaim.

Blue Ridge Parkway

PO BOX 2136

Asheville, NC 28802-2136



The Blue Ridge Parkway, America’s Favorite Drive, offers incredible scenery and limitless recreational opportunities. Spanning over 469 miles through mountain meadows, scenic vistas and forested hills, the parkway has several recreation areas with visitor centers, campgrounds, picnic areas, trails as well as some restaurants, lodges and other facilities.

Grandfather Mountain

2050 Blowing Rock Hwy

Linville, NC 28646



Sitting at 5,946 feet above sea level, Grandfather Mountain is a scenic travel attraction and one of the world’s most diverse nature preserves. Offering the mile high swinging bridge, wildlife habitats featuring black bears, otters, cougars, bald and golden eagles and white-tailed deer, nature walks, hiking trails and 360 degree views of the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains, Grandfather Mountain is a must-see attraction in the North Carolina High Country.

Carl Sandburg Home

81 Carl Sandburg Lane

Flat Rock NC 28731



Carl Sandburg was a nationally renowned poet, biographer, lecturer, newspaper columnist, folksinger, author of American fairytales and winner of two Pulitzer Prizes. He moved to North Carolina with his family in 1945. Connemara, his farm and estate, provided Mrs. Sandburg over 30 acres of pasture for raising her champion dairy goats. The historic landmark now consists of the Sandburg residence, a dairy goat barn complex, sheds, rolling pastures, mountainside woods, five miles of hiking trails, two small lakes, several ponds, flower and vegetable gardens and an apple orchard. It is open daily all year and is a great family vacation activity.

Flat Rock Playhouse

2661 Greenville Highway

Flat Rock, NC 28731



The Flat Rock Playhouse houses state of the art lighting and sound systems, electronic stages, costume studio/storage and dressing room space for 40. The auditorium features seating for 506 patrons with air conditioning, reserved seating and assistive listening devices. Next to the main stage is the scenic studio, which is fully equipped for scenic construction, welding, painting, properties craft storage and construction. The Playhouse also has a concession stand, located in the garden courtyard beside the main stage, and it offers snacks, drinks and souvenirs. The Playhouse also includes a rehearsal hall, the historic Lowndes House, artist and student housing and the Robin R Farquhar Youtheatre Education Center.

DuPont State Forest

PO Box 300

Cedar Mountain, NC 28718



DuPont State Forest is located between Hendersonville and Brevard North Carolina. It features over 10,000 acres of forest, trails and waterfalls for guests to enjoy. The primary attractions within the park include Triple Falls, High Falls, Hooker Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, Wintergreen Falls, Grassy Creek Falls, Cedar Rock Mountain and Stone Mountain. Each of these spots affords recreational activities, breathtaking views and an opportunity to get up close to the natural environment. Lake Lure, North Carolina -