Chimney Rock

Paddle The Rocky Broad River | Lake Lure

Paddle The Rocky Broad River:  Western North Carolina’s Rocky Broad is a river that gets up and goes, making up in spirited decent for what it lacks in length.  An awesome challenge for all levels of whitewater kayaking. The Rocky Broad River water is clean with the bottom and rapids scoured clean by the floods.  The run is composed...

Paddle Lake Lure

Paddle Lake Lure (Chimney Rock)

Paddle Lake Lure: There are several options available for access to the lake. You can purchase a daily, weekly, monthly or annual boat permit through the Town of Lake Lure. Launches for boats, kayaks and canoes are located at Washburn Marina and behind the ABC Liquor Store on Memorial Highway.  The deep, clear lake has a maximum depth of 104 feet...

Best Bike Rides

Buffalo Creek Mountain Biking

Buffalo Creek Park Mountain Biking: This 200-acre park offers the first opportunity for a mountain experience that will challenge your fitness and offer great views and varied terrain. This trail is the first loop at Buffalo Creek Park and provides a strong shot of climbing without harsh technical difficulty. It’s smooth and flowing and popular with hikers and trail...

Explore Lake Lure

Explore Lake Lure (Chimney Rock)

Explore Lake Lure (Chimney Rock): Rent a canoe or kayak and paddle the warm waters of Lake Lure, a mountain lake nestled in the heart of Hickory Nut Gorge. Rocky domes and green peaks surround the family-friendly lake on all sides. Canoes and kayaks are available for rent at the Lake Lure Marina. The family-friendly beach next to Lake Lure Marina offers water slides...