There is are many many attraction in the Hickory Nut Gorgre area and near our cabins. Take a look at the ones we think you will find interesting and may want to experience.

The weather in July & August is usually a day time high of between 85/90 degrees. If you don't like hot weather then April/May or September/ October may suit you better.  The fall season in the valley is quite spectacular. Visitors come from all over the world to see the changing of the leaves. It usually lasts from mid October to mid November depending on the season.  The spring is also a pretty time of the year with all the woodland flowers trying to flower before the trees leave them in the shade.

 
Resorts
 
Tryon International Equestrian Center
Tryon Resort is a 1,400-acre destination located in the rolling foothills of North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountain Range. The most significant, new equestrian lifestyle destination in the world, it will offer exciting year-round activities and a variety of accommodation options. The resort currently features the Tryon International Equestrian Center, which hosts international-level equestrian competitions across numerous classes
 
Hiking, Biking, Mountain Climbing
 
Bald Mountain Rock Climbing
Bald Mountain is a big tourist type hiking attraction, boasting a very easy hiking trail to the top and a fire tower. More importantly is it’s hidden rock climbing, with faces and slabs reaching 200’ from the base all the way to the summit. Very easy 10 or 15 minute approach. Approximately 20 or so known routes according to Adirondack Rock
Buffalo Creek Park Mountain Biking
Buffalo Creek Park - Bike it, Run it, Climb it, Explore it your Way. Our WNC region has long been home to some of the highest quality and most challenging mountain biking in America. Consider the trails at Pisgah, DuPont, Bent Creek, Kitsuma and Mount Mitchell.
 
Park
 
Chimney Rock Park
Equally popular is Chimney Rock Park. The land was purchased by Dr. Morse in 1902 and the park has been a focal point of tourism in the area. In addition to fantastic views from the top of the "rock", there are also hiking trails, picnic areas, special programs, and the 404-foot Hickory Nut Falls. The Park is open year-round! New information regarding Chimney rock park. The park has been purchased by The State Of North Carolina and extended to over 2300 acres the new trails are scheduled to open in 2009.
Flowering Bridge Lake Lure
Officially dedicated Oct. 19, 2013, the Lake Lure Flowering Bridge blooms on the historic 1925 Rocky Broad River bridge in Lake Lure, NC. When the bridge was closed to traffic in 2011, the Friends of the Lake Lure Flowering Bridge came together to create gardens on the 155 feet of the bridge and along a pathway at both ends of the three-arch span itself. With an emphasis on native plants, the Friends mission is to create a “Gateway to Somewhere Beautiful” for the enjoyment of the public.
 
Water Activities
 
Lake Lure
Lake Lure has been designated by National Geographic Magazine as one of the 10 most beautiful manmade lakes in the United States. With 22 miles of shoreline, it provides many different scenes of majesty, particularly at sunset.
In 2001, a major expansion was made to the Beach @ Lake Lure. It is a popular place to swim, sun, and picnic. There is also an area that has water cannons, water wars and water slides.

The Town Of Lake Lure is developing a series of walking trails in the woods around the Municipal golf course at present about two miles are open to the public.
 
Notes of Interest
 
Dirty Dancing
Filmed on location here in the Lake Lure area. The famous lake lift scene is just minutes from the cabins
Last of the Mohicans
Filmed on location here in the hickory nut gorge area.
 
 
 
     

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