Things to Do in Lake Lure, NC

Lake Lure is a beautiful lakeside town in western North Carolina, nestled deep in the Hickory Nut Gorge. This best-kept secret of the Carolinas boasts a 720-acre manmade lake that was named one of the top ten most beautiful man-made lakes in the world by National Geographic. The area's lake, surrounding mountains, rivers, and events make for plenty of fun things to do in Lake Lure, NC.

Adventure Awaits

Take a zipline canopy tour at Canopy Ridge Farm , a zipline course that hosts six ziplines, including the monster 1000-foot Zip Zilla. If relaxing river rides are more your style, book a river tube ride and spend a laxy day floating down the Broad River -- Canopy Ridge Farm provides both tubes and transportation on both ends.

lake lure adventureTake a trip out to Chimney Rock State Park for a bounty of hiking trails, wildlife, waterfalls, and mountaintop vistas. Families with younger kids will enjoy the Great Woodland Adventure , a series of hands-on discovery stations, while older ones will enjoy the rock climbing led by Fox Mountain Guides (no experience necessary). Don't leave without seeing one of North Carolina's most famous sights, Chimney Rock, which offers stunning panoramic views of the town.

Sports Galore at Lake Lure

If you're looking for watersport-related things to do in Lake Lure, NC, you'll want to check out Lake Lure Adventure Company . The Company's licensed instructors are waiting to teach visitors how to wakeboard, water ski, or kneeboard. The Lake Lure Adventure Company also offers pontoon boat rentals and guided fishing trips on the lake, perfect for bringing home a cooler of trout, bluegill, bass, or catfish for dinner.

If fishing's your game, consider booking one of Lake Lure's many lakeside vacation rentals; in addition to having more room than in a pricy hotel, you'll be treated to a fully-stocked kitchen (perfect for roasting or grilling up some freshly-caught fish).

Looking for a more land-based sport? Play a round at the Lake Lure Golf Club , which boasts nine holes and a pro shop. Tee times aren't required, but be sure to call ahead before you go.

Work on that Lakeside Tan

Lake Lure offers guests and residents 27 miles of pristine shoreline to enjoy. Sun on the shores in front of your lakeside vacation rental or go enjoy the waterslides and games at Lake Lure Beach and Water Works . The beach and waterpark are open from Memorial Day to mid-August.

Annual Events at Lake Lure

There's always something going on at Lake Lure! June visitors shouldn't miss the annual Lure of the Dragons festival , a summer celebration of water craftsmanship and skill. The main event is the dragon boat race, where over 20 teams compete to race 30-foot boats down the Rocky Broad River .

August brings the Hickory Nut Gorge Olympiad to Lake Lure, a regional sports competition that features a triathlon, a 10k race, and 25-mile " Race to the Rock" mountain bike race . Other events include an open water swim, kayak and swim sprints, and a junior Olympiad for younger athletes.

Rounding out the year, the Dirty Dancing Festival in September offers everyone the opportunity to celebrate the iconic 1980's classic, Dirty Dancing. The festival's multi-day schedule includes free dance lessons, watermelon games, and a lake-lifting competition.

Relaxation and Recreation Aplenty in Lake Lure

There are so many things to do in Lake Lure, NC that it'd be impossible to list them all here! Take a trip to the mountains and discover all this charming lakeside town has to offer.


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