Southeast of Asheville, North Carolina, in an unassuming portion of the state lies a true gem of natural wonder. Lake Lure covers 720 acres in the Hickory Nut Gorge, a valley in the Blue Ride Mountains. Lake Lure has gained fame as the location of the 1980s hit "Dirty Dancing" and the 2006 HGTV Dream Home. Lake Lure has 21 miles of shoreline and unusually comfortable weather due to its location in the "Thermal Belt" of North Carolina.
Boat tours of the lake are given and include lunch cruises, dinner cruises, and evening champagne cruises. The tours can also be rented out for private groups. Lake Lure Marina offers boat rentals ranging from kayaks to pontoon boats. For those interesting in fishing, Lake Lure has plenty of rainbow trout, brown trout, catfish, and bluegill, among others.
The beach of Lake Lure has water park style attractions and lifeguards. An admission fee is charged for entrance to the beach. There is a grassy picnic area near the beach which can be used for small picnics or large gatherings. Go horseback riding through the surrounding scenic mountains through Cedar Creek Stables. One activity that simply cannot be missed is a trek up to Chimney Rock Park where you can look at the simply breathtaking miles of lake and surrounding area. Nearby attractions include a number of golf courses, river rafting, bicycle tours, and the Biltmore Estate, the largest private home in the country. Before you plan anything else, go through our listings of Lake Lure vacation home rentals to find one that's perfect for you.
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