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Popular Things To Do in Lake Lure

If you have got kids or just like to have fun, here is a list of favorite things to do in the Lake Lure, NC area. Our favorite list is based on top picks of what friends and families have done and enjoyed the most. All activities are kid-friendly and the furthest away are no more than 1 1/2 hour drive from the Town of Lake Lure, NC. To view pricing, hours of operation and restrictions, please visit place of interest’s website for more details or call to get your questions answered before planning your trip of favorite things to do in and around Lake Lure, NC.

Lake Lure NC Sliding Rock

Sliding Rock is the most popular natural water slide in North Carolina. It is 60 feet long and has visitors sliding down the waterfall which empties 11,000 gallons of water a minute into the tidal pool. The pool is 6-7 foot deep. The slide is a Forest Service recreation area with lifeguards and staff. You can combine a trip to Sliding Rock with fun at Looking Glass Falls (see below) as they are right near each other. The water is cold so it is recommended to go on a hot Summer day for sure.

U.S. 276, Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 (around 45 miles away)


Lake Lure NC Green River Tubing

Green River Cove Tubing provides a lazy inner tube trip down the Green River. This is great fun for adults and kids (must be 5 years old or 42 inches tall). Green River Cove Tubing offers a 3 miles trip (appx. 2-1/2 hours) and a 6 mile trip (appx. 4-1/2 hours). Green River Cove Tubing provides the tubes, transportation to the launch site, client recovery at the end of the ride and parking. 

5200 Green River Cove Road, Saluda NC, 28773 (around 20 miles away)


Lake Lure NC Moonshine Mountaing Snow Tubing

Moonshine Mountain Snow Tubig is a seasonal snow tubing adventure in Western North Carolina. You’ll enjoy 500 foot tubing runs, a gift shop, fire pit area and rib-sticking barbecue from Ugly Pit BBQ. 

5865 Willow Road, Hendersonville, NC 28739 (around 25 miles away)


Lake Lure NC Horse Back Riding

Cedar Creek Stables offers a variety of horseback trail rides ranging from 1 – 2 hours on their 350 acres of scenic trails. They also offer pony rides for their younger riders. They are very favorably reviewed for their excellent guides and well behaved horses. This is the perfect option for a novice/beginner rider and younger children.

542 Cedar Creek Road, Lake Lure, NC 28746


Riverside Riding Stables offers riding for all ages. They have pony rides for kids age 2-6, a 1-hour trail ride where kids can ride with a parent and a 2-hour trail ride for ages 14 years and up. The 2-hour ride is for the adventurous riders who want to swim with your horse through the river. They even offer 3-day, 2-night overnight pack trips.

1325 Freemantown Road, Rutherfordton, NC 28139 (around 10 miles away)


Lake Lure NC Whitewater Rafting

French Broad River Rafting offers a variety of rafting trips from a 5-mile trip (3-4 hours, class I-III rapids) to a 9-mile trip (3–6 hours, class I–IV rapids). The French Broad river is a wide, free-flowing river, so recent rainfall determines the intensity of the rapids. So, heavy rain makes for a quicker and more exciting trip.

9800 US Hwy 25-70 Marshall, NC 28753 (around 45 miles away)


Lake Lure NC Zip Lining Canopy Ridge

Canopy Ridge Farm lets you soar through the lush, green forests of the Blue Ridge Foothills and Hickory Nut Gorge. The zipline adventure tour lasts about 1 1/2 hours and are designed with exhilarating features including Zip Zilla which is over 1000 feet long and engineered for speed. There is a 250 maximum weight limit and those under 75 pounds are required to go tandem.

7115 U.S. 64, Lake Lure, NC 28746


Gorge zip line tour has 6,500 feet of ziplines overlooking over 10,000 acres of the Green River and protected forests. The Gorge Zipline Canopy Tour offers 11 ziplines in total, three huge rappels and a skybridge. The tour takes between 3 and 3-1/2 hours. A bit farther from Lake Lure, but more ziplines. Side note: Green River BBQ is a great little lunch spot located a few minutes away.

166 Honey Bee Drive, Saluda, NC 28773 (around 20 miles away)


Lake Lure NC Water Sport Adventurs

Lake Lure Adventure Company offers lots of water adventure options: rent a boat, book a water skiing or wake boarding trip, take a guided fishing trip or go paddle boarding. They are only open seasonally Memorial Day to Labor Day and they book up quickly. This is a great option if you want to tube or water ski as tubing and water skiing are not permitted on rental boats.

470 Memorial Hwy, Lake Lure, NC 28746


Rocky Broad Riverwalk is free fun in the center of Chimney Rock Village. A natural walkway with stone bridges, large boulders and rushing water meanders along 1/8 mile trail. Pack a lunch, wade in the river, skip stones and enjoy life’s simple pleasures. You can also access the river front shops and the many local restaurants.

Main Street, Chimney Rock, NC 28720


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Visit Beautiful Chimney Rock State Park, minutes away. Hiking Trails, waterfalls and more


Green River whitewater rafting and tubing in nearby Saluda

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