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A Big Appreciation for My Small Town

I grew up in Spindale, NC. Population: 4,285 … on a good day. For most kids, when you grow up in a small town, you can’t wait to leave. Coming back changed my views. Here are a few of the things that I took for granted and now long for in this small town.

Iconic Dirty Dancing Festival Under New, Local Management

While the iconic film “Dirty Dancing” is undergoing a greatly anticipated remake, the annual Dirty Dancing Festival in Lake Lure, N.C. is also experiencing an exciting reinvention as it enters its seventh year this August 19-20.

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DuPont State Forest Waterfalls Trail Hike – Near Lake Lure, NC

DuPont State Forest is 10,400+ acres and has four major waterfalls located on the Little River – Hooker Falls, Triple Falls, High Falls and Bridal Veil Falls. Simply magnificent!

14 Reasons to Love Lake Lure in Winter

This list gives you reasons to plan a trip to Lake Lure in Winter … or any time of year for that matter. And if you’re one of the lucky ones that live here, then you’ll be reminded why you love it so much!

Best Lake Lure NC Hiking Clubs & Asheville Area Hiking Clubs

Detailed list of the best walking, outdoor and hiking clubs around Lake Lure, NC and the Asheville area. These clubs offer a variety of outdoor fun for nature lovers, outdoor enthusiasts and thrill-seekers looking to explore the trails of Western NC.

2015 Fall Foliage Report & October Events – Lake Lure Fall Fun

Discover all the Fall fun in and around Lake lure, NC. Fall Foliage Color Report, harvest fun, Oktoberfests, haunted farms, pumpkin patches and Halloween fun.

Triple Crown Rumbling Bald Mountain – Lake Lure, NC

Climbers from around the country came to Lake Lure, NC for the Triple Crown Rumbling Bald Mountain event. A premiere location added to this Bouldering Series.

Chimney Rock Park: A Legacy of Brothers — Exploring the History and Future of North Carolina’s Most Iconic Landmark

Learn all about the history and future of North Carolina’s most iconic landmark, Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock Park. A legacy of brothers told by Todd Morse.