6 days in Lake Lure & Old Fort Itinerary

6 days in Lake Lure & Old Fort Itinerary

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Start: Lake Lure
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Lake Lure
— 3 nights
Drive:  45 min
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Old Fort
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
End: Lake Lure

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nights
Lake Lure

Lake Lure is a town in Rutherford County, North Carolina, United States. Explore hidden gems such as Broad River Greenway and The Right Track Toy Train Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Bechtler House and Green River Plantation. Explore Lake Lure's surroundings by going to The Bostic Lincoln Center (in Bostic), Flying Cloud Farm (in Fairview) and Cowpens National Battlefield (in Chesnee). There's much more to do: kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, go deep underground at The Gem Mine, snap pictures at Lake Lure Flowering Bridge, and experience rural life at Buck Creek Trout Farm.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Lake Lure day trip planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Lake Lure. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in May, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Old Fort.

Things to do in Lake Lure

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Marion, Rutherfordton, The Bostic Lincoln Center, Flying Cloud Farm, Cowpens National Battlefield
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Zipline
The Bechtler House ©
The Bechtler House
Cowpens National Battlefield ©
Cowpens National Battlefield

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Old Fort

Old Fort ©
Old Fort is a town in McDowell County, North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): examine the collection at Mountain Gateway Museum, then don't miss a visit to Davidson's Fort Historic Park, and then take in the natural beauty of Andrews Geyser.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Old Fort travel route builder tool.

Traveling by car from Lake Lure to Old Fort takes an hour. In May in Old Fort, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 55°F at night. On the 14th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Old Fort

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

E.H. Sloop Chapel
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Andrews Geyser ©
Andrews Geyser
E.H. Sloop Chapel ©
E.H. Sloop Chapel
Mountain Gateway Museum ©
Mountain Gateway Museum

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