Area Attractions

Chimney Rock Gemstone Mine
Nestled deep in the Hickory Nut Gorge, on the banks of the Rocky Broad River in historic Chimney Rock Village. You are invited to a riverside setting unparalleled by any other mine in the area. Come experience the wonder and excitement of prospecting for gemstones in a pleasant and comfortable atmosphere.

397 Main Street, Chimney Rock, NC 28720

Chimney Rock Park
"In one place, the best of the mountains"

Admission (1-day Ticket): Adult - $17, Youth (Ages 5-15) - $8, Ages 4 and under - FREE

US 64/74A, Chimney Rock Village
P.O Box 39, Chimney Rock, NC 28720-0039
828-625-9611 or 800-277-9611

Rocky Broad Riverwalk

A lovely walkway along the Rocky Broad River that allows you to connect with the area's natural beauty. Steps lead down to the Rocky Broad River, beautiful rocks and some
local wildlife such as squirrels and birds. The restaurants and shops in Chimney Rock Village are close to the RiverWalk. Located in Downtown Chimney Rock Village, just next door to

Chimney Rock Gemstone Mine
Main Street, Chimney Rock, NC 28720

Chimney Rock Village

Situated in one of the most beautiful natural settings in all the mountains-Hickory Nut Gorge. Here on the banks of the Rocky Broad River, which sliced its way through the high terrain eons ago, one can only stand in awe of the magnificence of nature on display in the rugged cliffs, the sheer drop of a 400-foot waterfall, incredible rock formations, glimpses of wildlife, and the joyous rush of the river itself.

Main Street, Chimney Rock, NC 28720

Lake Lure Marina

Canoe, kayak, electric boat, paddle boat and pontoon boat rentals, as well as guided tours of the Lake! Open March to early December.

2930 Memorial Highway, Lake Lure, NC 28746
828-625-1373 or 877-FUN-4-ALL

The Lake Lure Beach

A Beach in the Mountains! Open May 20 to Labor Day

2724 Memorial Highway, Lake Lure, NC 28746


Cedar Creek Stables

Horseback riding through the scenic mountains of North Carolina!!

542 Cedar Creek Rd, Lake Lure NC 28746
828-625-2811 or toll free 877-625-6773

Directions: From Lake Lure follow 64/74 East to Bills Creek Road. Turn Left onto Bills Creek Road. Go 5 miles and take a left onto Cedar Creek Road. Continue on Cedar Creek Road 1 mile, stables are on the right.

Lake Lure Flowering Bridge

The Lake Lure Flowering Bridge is home to more than 2000 species of plants, lovingly tended by local volunteers. From the Bridge, visitors can look upstream to view the famous Chimney Rock, and downstream where the river flows into Lake Lure surrounded by the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

3070 Memorial Highway, NC 28746

Lake Lure Green Space

2,738 yards of green space with scenic views of the Hickory Nut Gorge open year-round for the public's enjoyment!

658 Memorial Highway, Lake Lure, NC 28746

Rumbling Bald Golf and Beach Resort

Set on 2,900 acres overlooking Lake Lure, this upscale resort is 11.1 miles from Lake Lure Flowering Bridge and 14.8 miles from Chimney Rock State Park.

112 Mountains Blvd.
Lake Lure, NC 28746
828-625-3000 or 800-260-1040

Hickory Nut Falls Campground

With 70 RV sites, 13 tent sites, and 2 cabins, we can comfortably accommodate any group of vacationers. Hickory Nut Falls Family Campground is located off Highway 64-74 across the Broad River. All the campsites are tucked in the beautiful Chimney Rock forest and all of them have breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and the Broad River.

639 Main St., Chimney Rock, NC 28720

Canopy Ridge Farm: Zipline Adventure Park

Canopy Ridge Farm is nationally recognized as one of the top parks in the nation for overall “fun factor and great guest experiences.” Accommodating ages 4 and up, we provide a care-free yet exhilarating experience for thrill seekers and first time adventurers alike.

7115 US-64, Lake Lure, NC 28746

Lake Lure Adventure Company

Professional ski instructors; Waterski, Wakeboard, Tube, Barefoot! Also: Boat Rentals, Guided Fishing Trips, Horseback Trail Rides, Mountain Bike Rentals

470 Memorial Highway, Lake Lure, NC 28746

Dittmer-Watts Nature Trail Park

Nature Park with 3.3 miles of established trails that range from easy to strenuous. There is a covered picnic area as well as benches throughout the trails. Pet Friendly! (Dogs must be on a leash)

658 Memorial Highway, Lake Lure, NC 28746 (Across from Ingles Marketplace)

Riverside Riding Stables

Horseback riding through the scenic mountains of North Carolina!! Two hour river rides for the adventurous rider!

1325 Freeman Town Rd., Lake Lure, NC 28746


KidSenses- Children's Interactive Museum

172 N Main St., Rutherfordton, NC 28139

Buffalo Creek Park

Nature Park with 3.5 miles of established trails, picnic tables, and scenic views of Lake Lure, Bald Mountain Lake, & Youngs Mountain. Buffalo Creek Park also has banked turns, berms, and rollers for Mountain Biking! Pet Friendly. (Dogs must be on a leash)

2191 State Rd 1314, Lake Lure NC 28746