Lake Lure Land Real Estate in Rutherfordton, NC

Quality of life includes recreation. Your plans should include a visit to these parks.

All of these parks are no more than an hour and a half's drive from where we are located. You'll be able to drive, enjoy the whole day hiking, playing, swimming, exploring, etc., and still get home in time for dinner. The last two entries are actually in town, just to let you know we have a couple great areas to stretch out, read a book, take the kids for a swing, etc. Of course, all our rural communities feature a small park as well, each with a stream or creek for your enjoyment on a summer's day or anytime.


DuPont Forest
If you like waterfalls, this is the first park to visit. The DuPont Forest in nearby Transylvania County, is an hour's drive away, and home to several stunning beauties. A recent addition to the North Carolina state park system, the trails are well kept, and most are easy to moderate in difficulty.


Chimney Rock
Rutherford County's primary tourist attraction, Chimney Rock state park is the site of filming for part of Last of the Mohicans, as well as a great vista. Views include the Hickory Nut Gorge and Lake Lure. Moderate to difficult trails lead to the observation level, but an elevator cut into the rock is available, and used by most visitors.


Lake James
Lake James is over 6500 acres of water at the base of the Linville Gorge. The state park currently offers a boat launch, swimming, fishing, camping, picnic areas, canoe rentals, and hiking trails are laced through the park. The North Carolina Park System has acquired 2,900 additional acres, which is under development.


South Mountains
Nestled deep in the woods, South Mountains State Park is the perfect place to enjoy nature. The park includes elevations up to 3,000 feet, a waterfall dropping 80 feet and more than 40 miles of trails. One of the state's most rugged parks. Hike the trail to High Shoals Falls to witness the roar of the waterfall.


Linville Caverns
Privately held, the owners have done an excellent job of producing and maintaining a family-centered attraction. The caverns are consistently around 50°F, and quite refreshing after a day in the sun (or warm in the winter!). A stream accompanies most of the walking pathways, which are well lit.


Linville Falls
Without a doubt, one of the most photographed waterfalls in North Carolina. This beauty shows up on postcard racks all over the western part of the state. The trail to the upper falls is moderate, and there are two more lookout points further up. Other trails lead to its base pool.


Sliding Rock
Although this is part of the Pisgah National Forest (below), we thought Sliding Rock deserved individual mention. Near Brevard, this geological formation is quite popular during the summer months, and a lifeguard is frequently on duty. Warning: the water is cold.


Pisgah National Forest
Encompassing 500,000 acres of federal land, the national forest surrounds Mt. Pisgah. Courthouse Falls, and Looking Glass Falls (photo) are popular stops along the miles and miles of trails. Easy access is from Brevard, NC, an hour's drive from here, or from the Blue Ridge Parkway.


Crestview Park, Rutherfordton
A 26 acre, multi-purpose park that contains five baseball fields, four tennis courts, two basketball courts, 1/3 mile walking trail, horseshoe pits, playgrounds, and a picnic shelter that includes a charcoal grill, lights, and four electric outlets. Located in the southwest part of town.


Kiwanis Park, Rutherfordton
Two blocks from downtown, Kiwanis Park is a 3.7 acre, heavily shaded park that includes 6 picnic tables, a charcoal grill, swings, and access to Cleghorn Creek. Never crowded, it's a great place to stop and read a book, listen to the birds, or take the kids for a stroll.


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