Lake Lure is a town in Rutherford County, just 28 miles (45 km) southeast of Asheville, North Carolina. Hotels, vacation lodges, and campgrounds are all available within the town and in neighboring cities. However while a beautiful destination for casual gazing, the area is not recommended for serious observations. One EarthSky friend says “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!” Additionally, several areas of Lake Lure were used in the filming of the 1987 classic film Dirty Dancing; visitors can even book the exact same Lake Lure Inn and Spa rooms that Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey stayed in while filming. For more information, please visit online or call Lake Lure Town Hall at 828-625-9983.
Chelynne Campion is a Production/ Sales Assistant for EarthSky. Her family just purchased a telescope, and she's now learning to be a stargazer!