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.
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.
1 Approach Rd
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
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.
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.