Well known for its role in the hit movie Dirty Dancing, Lake Lure is a sanctuary for serenity and relaxation. Its unrivaled beauty is just the beginning of what you’ll find here. Visitors come to enjoy the 720 acres of lake, sparkling clean beach area, and the incredible Blue Ridge mountain range including Chimney Rock. Take a boat tour of the lake, play on the beach, swim, hike, mountain bike, climb a shear rock face, fish, boat, kayak or just relax. At night, take advantage of the darkness offered by the lack of any nearby city lights, and take a gander at that beautiful night sky!
Chelynne Campion is a Production/ Sales Assistant for EarthSky. Her family just purchased a telescope, and she's now learning to be a stargazer!