Lake Lure, Chimney Rock and all of Hickory Nut Gorge are full of legends and lore so follow along as we entertain you with some stories, tales and a little history of our Appalachian land, home to many a mountain folk tale and the mysterious “Little People”.

The Little People of Hickory Nut Gorge 

Were the “Little People” really alive? What did they look like? What did they do? Where do they come from? Author Melva Dye shares her imaginings of these fabled folk in her story of Lanis, a Little Person, perhaps different from the others, who dwells within the hollows of the Hickory Nut Gorge.

Ghosts in the Gorge

Tales of ghosts date back from times before Lake Lure was ever formed. Sightings of a ghostly Calvary upon Chimney Rock, real life stories of spirits that haunt Lake Lure Inn and more from the “Little People”.

Footprints in the Gorge 

Who were the first travelers to brave the rocky waters and mountainous terrain? Before any roads were built and stops along the way,  Native Americans trekked this mysterious place and may or may not have been met by the “Little People”