Chimney Rock State Park (Map)
64/74A Chimney Rock, NC 28720 | Phone: 828-625-9281; Toll Free: 800-277-9611
From the top of Chimney Rock you’ll see 75-mile panoramic views of Hickory Nut Gorge and Lake Lure. The Park features mountain hiking trails for all ages and abilities, including the Hickory Nut Falls trail to the 404-ft. waterfall, and the Four Seasons trail to the Meadows. The Great Woodland Adventure features 12 discovery stations with locally-made sculptures of the animals found in Chimney Rock. The Skyline trail takes you to the highest peak in the Park, Exclamation Point. (Be sure to stop at the Opera Box and Devil’s Head along the way.) You can also try rock climbing with a Chimney Rock partner.
At Canopy Ridge Farm you’ll zip through the trees while you gain a new perspective and have a truly exciting experience in nature. Each Canopy Ridge Farm zip line has a unique and exhilarating feature, including the Zip Zilla that spans over 1,000 feet and is engineered for speed. Canopy Ridge Farm is located on the lower Rocky Broad River and also offers inspiring paddle tours for beginners ages 5 and up, experienced paddlers, or anyone seeking a scenic river trip with a touch of adrenaline.
Boulderline offers outdoor adventure programs through guided zip line tours, a 32 ft. climbing tower, and a hillside giant V-swing. Programs are designed for the whole family at an affordable price. (Check out the special Premium Package, which includes all the activities.)
Chimney Rock Gemstone Mine (Map)
397 Main Street, Chimney Rock, NC 28720 | Phone: 828-625-5524
Chimney Rock Gemstone Mine has produced minerals of all kinds for prospectors, including Aquamarine, Emerald, Ruby, Garnet, Peridot, Quartz, Agate, Amethyst, and more. Children are fascinated, and attendants help by identifying, classifying, and educating them. The mine guarantees a gem find every time. All equipment is furnished and no experience necessary.
Fibber MaGee’s Mini Golf (Map)
339 Main Street, Chimney Rock, NC 28720 | Phone: 828-625-8870
Fibber MaGee’s putt putt golf course offers an adventurous game on a beautiful, naturally landscaped miniature golf course along 300 ft. of the Rocky Broad River in the village of Chimney Rock, North Carolina. Enjoy the landscaping, sounds of the river, the views of Chimney Rock and the Blue Ridge Mountains as you play 18 challenging holes of mini golf. Fibber MaGee’s mini golf course is open daily from Memorial Day to Labor Day (weather permitting).
Lake Lure Beach
Open, weather permitting, 7 days a week, 10 am to 6 pm, Memorial Day through mid-August. For admission rates, special events, and off-season hours call 828-625-0077.
Lake Lure Tours
2930 Memorial Hwy., Lake Lure, NC 28746 | Phone: 828-625-1373
Relax on a covered tour boat and discover the beauty and charm of Lake Lure while your skipper guides you past local attractions and landmarks. Listen to the legends and learn about the natural and cultural history of Hickory Nut Gorge.
Bennett Classics Auto Museum
241 Vance Street, Forest City, NC | Phone: 828-247-1767
Bennett Classics Auto Museum is a fun trip down memory lane, featuring everything from Model T’s to Mack trucks, and from a Shelby Mustang to a 1963 Ford Mayberry sheriffs car signed by actor Don Knots (Barney Fife in the Andy Griffith Show).
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