Lake Lure is 21 miles, 40 minutes from Hendersonville. Lake Lure is a good day trip for a visit. While traveling to Lake Lure you will also go through the towns of Bat Cave and Chimney Rock

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Bat Cave in Bat Cave, NC.Bat Cave

Bat Cave is an unincorporated community in Henderson County. The community is located along Lake Lure Highway (US 64/US 74A/NC 9) and is 14.6 miles northeast of Hendersonville, along the banks of the Broad River.

Heading East from Brevard on Hwy. 64, you will drive through Bat Cave on your way to Chimney Rock and Lake Lure. The Bat Cave community was named after the nearby cave on Bluerock Mountain that is inhabited by several species of bats. Bluerock Mountain is also known as Bat Cave Mountain.

Bat Cave is located along the Broad River. Bat Cave NC is widely recognized because it is the largest known granite fissure cave in North America. The main chamber is a dark cathedral more than 300 feet long and approximately 85 feet high. Unfortunately, to protect the bats, the cave is currently closed to visitors.

Bat Cave has frequently been noted on lists of unusual place names.

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Top of Chimney Rock, NC. Chimney Rock

431 Main Street
Chimney Rock, NC 28720
(800) 277-9611


Chimney Rock is a 535-million-year-old towering monolith. There are many things to do at Chimney Rock from hiking, rock climbing, trails for runners and bikers. Fun for the entire family.

 You can explore on your own -- or take one of the guided hikes. Rock climbing instructions are offered for either half-day or full day sessions.

The movie The Last of the Mohicans was filmed at Chimney Rock and Dupont Forest.

Climb to the top and you can see for miles.

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Beach at Lake Lure, NC. Lake Lure

Lake Lure is a serene and relaxing place for all. The 720 acres of lake is nestled and surrounded by mountains. Enjoy the beautiful white beach and swim in the lake while taking in the views of the beautiful mountains.

The blockbuster movie Dirty Dancing, starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Gray, was film on location at Lake Lure.  Also visit the fully restored historic 1927 Lake Lure Inn and Spa.

Relax on the porch of one of the local restaurants while enjoying some delicious food.

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Pontoon Boat tours at Lake Lure, NC. Lake Lure Boat Tours

2930 Memorial Hwy,
Lake Lure, NC 28746
(828) 625-1373
(877) 386-4255

Website: http://lakelure.com/
Reviews: TripAdvisor

Discover the beauty and charm of Lake Lure. Relax on one of the tour boats while your guide tells you about past local attractions and landmarks. But, don't believe your guide when told that the sand was brought in from Key West, FL.

Listen to the legends, and learn about the natural and cultural history of Hickory Nut Gorge, home to Lake Lure, North Carolina.

Boat tours are on the hour during tourist season. Lunch and dinner cruises are also regularly scheduled. Please call for specifics and to make reservations.