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Whether you’re whitewater rafting, fishing, swimming or sailing, our waters add excitement to any trip.
Play a round at Grove Park Inn or one of our many other nationally recognized courses.
Get hands-on and interactive while touring exhibits dedicated to science, history, pirates, dinosaurs, flight and sports.
Explore the beauty of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Land of the Waterfalls and the nation’s first fly fishing trail.
This region offers many opportunities for play, including golf courses, spas, military museums and indoor skydiving.
Visit our first state capitol at Tryon Palace, walk in Blackbeard’s footsteps in Bath, and enjoy year-round sailing, fishing and paddling.
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Plan your getaway around a signature event or find out what’s happening during your visit. From quick weekend trips to longer stays, you might watch a hammer throw competition at the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, sample sounds where they were born at the John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival, go for the top prize in the Big Rock Blue Marlin Fishing Tournament, or enjoy seasonal events like July 4th celebrations and Christmas light displays.
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Lake Lure (3.58 mile)
October 17 - 18
Lake Lure Arts and Crafts Festival held in beautiful downtown Lake Lure, NC across from the beach. Featuring Appalachian arts and crafts, children's activities and live entertainment.
Asheville (18.43 mile)
November 20 -
January 2, 2016
Winter Lights will transform the Arboretum’s gardens into a nighttime wonderland.
Black Mountain (12.94 mile)
October 15 - 18
LEAF is one of the treasured traditions for families and friends across the Southeast!
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Chimney Rock (2.30 mile)
Located in the heart of Chimney Rock Village on the banks of the Rocky Broad River.
Lake Lure (3.47 mile)
Enjoy good southern barbecue and broasted chicken at Papa T's located beside the Lake Lure Inn & Spa and across the street from the Beach at Lake Lure.
Lake Lure (5.17 mile)
Riverside, poolside, parkside, open air, full ABC permitted, casual restaurant & bar.
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Bat Cave (0.01 mile)
Riverside Cottages offer 6 cottages on the River with full kitchens, cable, air & heat pump.
Bat Cave (0.07 mile)
Bat Cave River Cottage is located right on the Rocky Broad River. The home was built in the early '30s and has been remodeled to have all comforts ...
Bat Cave (0.08 mile)
Grist Mill River Cottage had its beginnings in the 1920s as one of Bat Cave’s first grist mills on the Rocky Broad River. The cottage was complete...
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