Rutherfordton is a small historic town established in 1787. Along with its rich history, there are many restaurants. Copper Penny Grill, Mi Pueblito, Jesse James Railroad Express, Bee Happy Eats and Sweets, Main Street Market, Small Town Coffee Roasters, and Main Street Coffee and Ice are some of the local favorites. Shopping, dining, and history can all be experienced on Main Street of Rutherfordton.
Lake Lure is a beatuiful lake nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Located about 16 miles from Maple Ridge RV Park. It has been a filming location for scenes from the movies Thunder Road, Dirty Dancing, A Breed Apart, The Last of the Mohicans and Firestarter.
Soar through the canopies of the Blue Ridge Mountains and enjoy an adrenaline filled day of adventure.
Lake Lure Water Sports and Boat Rentals
Lake Lure offers a variety of water sports, including Wake Boarding, Water Skiing, Tubing and Boat Rentals.
This unique botanical preserve is comprised of 275 acres of rich cove forest, granite, spring-fed streams, and a moderate 1/4-mile trail to a 90 foot waterfall.
One of the local favorites, the Flowering Bridge offers gardens on the 155 foot historic 1925 Rocky Broad River bridge in Lake Lure.
Kayak, Canoeing, and Paddle Boarding
Among motorized sports, there are several rental companies on Lake Lure that offer Kayaks, Canoes, and Paddle Boards. Enjoy paddling on the serene waters of the lake with a beautiful backdrop.
Chimney Rock State Park
Chimney Rock State park offers Hiking for all levels, Rock Climbing, Mountain Biking and many other activities. From the top of Chimney Rock, there are spectacular views of Lake Lure and Hickory Nut gorge.
Just an hour drive from Rutherfordton, Asheville, North Carolina has so much to offer. From local music, shopping, arts, restaurants, and activities, Asheville is non stop entertainment and fun.
Rutherfordton offers miles of trails varying in degrees of difficulties. Trails include the rail trail, hiking trails, multi-use greenways, and blueways (paddle trail).
Horseback riding is available around Lake Lure. Enjoy trail riding through the Blue Ridge Mountains and take in the lush landscape. The Tyron International Equestrian Center is also within 15 minutes of Maple Ridge RV Park.
Winery & Vineyard - Mill Spring
Parker-Binns Vineyard and Winery is located in Mill Spring North Carolina. Our estate vineyard and winery is the perfect location for a wedding venue and special events venue. Here at Parker-Binns our vineyard is surrounded with beautiful views creating a mesmerizing environment. Sample our delicious wines in our serene wine-tasting room. Come to Parker-Binns and sit back relax enjoy your favorite wine. Wine a little - it'll make you feel better! We look forward to seeing you soon Cheers!
Brewery - Chimney Rock
The Hickory Nut Gorge Brewery is nestled along the banks of the Rocky Broad River in the Village of Chimney Rock, North Carolina. We take pride in bringing unique flavors with our brews for you to enjoy in an excellent setting. With 4 decks that go all the way down to the water's edge, there's no better place to enjoy a local craft brew with friends and family.