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HIKING, BIKING AND CLIMBING, OH MY…..Weed Patch Mountain Trail Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

A new trail was added to the now 1,527 acres of Buffalo Creek Park making it one of the largest town owned parks in North Carolina. This past Friday, May 4, the Ribbon Cutting ceremony was held at the Bald Mountain Farm just inside Rumbling Bald Resort for the official Grand Opening of the Weed Patch Mountain Trail. The backdrop to this ceremony held gorgeous views of Eagle Rock and the beautiful legacy farm and home on the property.

Eagle Rock on Right

Bald Mountain Farm listing can be found here.

This new trail is 8.6 miles and offers hikers, bikers and climbers access to breathtaking views, clean mountain streams and massive rock formations. Excitement awaits! From the average hiker to the most advanced backpacking and rock climbing thrill seekers.

Park photos courtesy of www.conservingcarolina.org

The ceremony celebrated the culmination of nearly a decade of conservation and recreational trails and honored the completion of the 8.6 mile Weed Patch Mountain Trail that connects Buffalo Creek Park to Eagle Rock.

The additional acreage to the Town of Lake Lure’s Buffalo Creek Park makes it 1,527 acres and one of the largest municipally owned parks in North Carolina.

Speakers included, Peter Barr-Trails Coordinator, Kevin Cooley-Mayor of Lake Lure and Trail Builder-Shrimper Khare

For more information including a map of the Weed Patch Mountain Trail visit https://conservingcarolina.org/weedpatch/

EXTRAORDINARY PROPERTY OF THE DAY

  103 LAKEVIEW ROAD LAKE LURE, NC – $829,000   MLS#3190402

A rare lakefront find on a private mini estate. Newly updated with vintage style. Gorgeous views of Lake Lure and surrounding mountains. Enchanting sunroom brings natural light into home. Large sundeck  perfect for entertaining or relaxing. Multiple garden spaces and long private drive with lots of parking.

WHO KNEW? LAKE LURE……..THEN AND NOW

Did anyone guess this location? If you said Buffalo Creek Road you’re correct!! If you are driving towards the resort from Bald Mountain Lake this is the shot. Some of the terrain has changed and the road is now paved, but the photos are still very similar. 

 Long ago……well maybe not that long ago roads were made of dirt!! Can you guess where this picture was taken?

WHO KNEW? LAKE LURE……..THEN AND NOW

Here is the big reveal of last week’s photograph. Was anyone able to guess where that picture was taken? 

This photo was taken in 1924 and is the Chimney Rock Consolidated School. The caption read that it was near Havener’s Point and was located in what is now, “most likely” the middle of the lake!!

Since the school has been under water for more than 80 years, there is no way of knowing where the exact location is. Hopefully further research will lead me to someone that can tell us.

If you look at the photos side by side, you will see that the mountain on the right side of the current photo looks very similar to the mountain behind the school in the old photo. So we have determined that this is probably in the same location. If anyone has any more information or even better, more photographs please contact me at 828.625.9600 ext.217 or email andrea@lakecountrync.com.

WHO KNEW? LAKE LURE…….THEN AND NOW

Photographs capture moments in time and take you to places and times you may never have gone to before. Frozen so that future generations can get a glimpse of the way things used to be. We have been searching for old photos of Lake Lure and the surrounding area so that we may see some of Lake Lure’s history. We were very lucky to have found quite a few very interesting photographs, so we have put together an ongoing “Then & Now” article featuring some of these great pictures. Each week we will post a “then” photo and the following week we will post the same photo in present day.

Can you guess where this photo was taken? The answer is hidden deep inside Lake Lure!