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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/

177 CHASE LANE LAKE LURE, NC 28756

     PRICE $479,500  –  MLS # 3277657

Let the sounds of nature please your soul in this custom mountain home!!!

Located in a serene setting yet close to Lake Lure, Chimney Rock and Rutherfordton. Less than 30 min to Tryon Int’l Equestrian Center.

Private Backyard Waterfall

231 Tatanka Trail Lake Lure, NC $1,100,000 MLS# 558419

                                                                WHAT A VIEW!!                                               This inspiring home built high above the trees has gorgeous panoramic views as far as the eye can see. Home has impeccable detail including large stone fireplace, a masterful open floor plan and guest suite. Tatanka is Lake Lure’s hidden gem in the mountains with some of the best homes and sites around!

  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.

Extraordinary Homes Extraordinary Views will feature some of our favorite homes around the lake. Each home (of course) has to have an extraordinary view which makes living at the lake an even greater experience. And as you know Pinnacle Sotheby’s International Realty is not just about finding a home it’s about finding the experience.

2319 Buffalo Shoals Rd.                     Lake Lure, NC 28746

 

 

Our featured “Extraordinary Home ♦ Extraordinary View” this week is a stunning lakeside gem with immaculate views in every corner. Sit on the sundeck and enjoy front row entertainment as the birds soar over the mountaintops, mother ducks teach their brood of ducklings, and an occasional deer peeks through the bushes for a sip of water. 

Enjoy morning tea or coffee on the main level deck as you start your day. The views are spectacular! Watch as the sunlight sparkles on the lake and the mountains paint their reflection on the water.

Wave at the boaters as they cruise around the waterway, and the fisherman as they row home with the day’s catch.

As the sun begins to sink, relax at your lower patio and watch the picturesque lake through old world inspired archways.

On rainy days, sit in the cozy  sunroom and gaze outside your big bay windows as approaching storms light up the mountains and raindrops dance along the lake.

No matter what the day brings, you can always come back home to your own paradise in the mountains. Don’t escape the world, embrace it!

This home is offered by Michael Holden 828.625.9600 x202 828.243.1560 michael.holden@sothebysrealty.com

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?

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.

Extraordinary Homes Extraordinary Views will feature some of our favorite homes around the lake. Each home (of course) has to have an extraordinary view which makes living at the lake an even greater experience. And as you know Pinnacle Sotheby’s International Realty is not just about finding a home it’s about finding the experience.

231 Tatanka Trail  Lake Lure, NC 28746

Price- $1,100,000

MLS#558419

This weeks Extraordinary ♦ Home Extraordinary View is located in TATANKA high above the mountains in the Buffalo Cliffs community. With panoramic views of the gorgeous Rumbling Bald Mountains and serene Lake Lure, the expanse of this homesite is not only picturesque but ethereal.

Authentic Mountain Living

Take in the enrapturing scenes as you breathe the fresh mountain air. A private escape deep in the heart of Hickory Nut Gorge.

Wake up to an awe-inspiring sunrise over the mountain tops!

This home was developed (along with all homes in TATANKA) to highlight the natural scenery at every view. This special home is fortunate to have some of the best views around highlighting tall cliffs, natural boulders and mountain peaks as far as the eye can see.

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Embrace the simple things in life. Sit by a warm fire. Watch the stars come out at night. Reminisce as you rock on the porch swing. The developers of TATANKA  quote the saying “to enjoy the process you must embrace the simplicity.”   Embrace it for yourself in this extraordinary home, extraordinary view!

See how majestic this home can make you feel. Your kingdom in the sky awaits!

    This home is offered by Thomas M. McKay                                                   828.625.9600 x210 828.243.3811                             thomas.mckay@sothebysrealty.com