Things To Do

Your Guide to The Blue Ridge Foothill Mountains

Nestled against the majestic peaks of the Blue Ridge Mountains lies a wonderland of rolling foothills, captivating landscapes, and charming small towns. Welcome to a place where adventure beckons, history whispers, and nature stuns with its beauty. This guide unlocks the secrets of the Blue Ridge Foothills, ensuring your escape is as enriching as it is unforgettable.

Boat Rentals

Lake Lure

Lake Lure Rental Boats

828-243-1557

Lake Lure Adventure Company 

828-625-8066

Lake Lure Tours

 828-625-1373

Asheville Paddleboard Delivery –  Wai-Mauna 

828-808-9038

Attractions

Lake Lure

Chimney Rock State Park

828-625-9611

Lake Lure Tours
828-625-1373

The Beach at Lake Lure

 Lake Lure Beach and Waterpark 
828-625-0077

Dittmer-Watts Nature Trail Park

828-625-9983

Morse Park 

828-625-9983

Buffalo Creek Park 
828-625-1373

Lake Lure Greenspace 

 

Chimney Rock Village River Park

828-625-4456

Bald Mountain Golf Course at Rumbling Bald Resort

828-694-3042

Apple Valley Golf Course at Rumbling Bald Resort

828-694-3043

Canopy Ridge Farm Zip Line

828-625-4500

Flowering Bridge

Lake Lure Flowering Bridge

828-919-9229

Hendersonville

Mineral and Lapidary Museum 

828-698-1977

Jump Off Rock 

828-693-4840

Burntshirt Vineyards

828-685-2402

WNC Air Museum
828-698-2482

Team ECCO Ocean Center and Aquarium
828-692-8386

Historic Downtown Hendersonville

828-233-3216

 

Carl Sandburg Home 

828-693-4178

Flat Rock PlayHouse  

828-693-0731

Asheville

The Biltmore Estate
800-411-3812

MNC Nature Center

WNC Nature Center
828-259-8080

Asheville Tourists Baseball

Asheville Tourists Baseball
828-258-0428

Navitat Canopy Adventures
828-626-3700

Apple Valley Golf Course at Rumbling Bald Resort

Asheville Municipal Golf Course
828-298-1867

The North Carolina Arboretum
828-665-2492

The Omni Grove Park Inn 
800-438-5800

The Blue Ridge Parkway 
828-670-1924

Tryon

Tryon International Equestrian Center
828-863-1000

Mountain Brook Vineyards
828-722-1037

Tryon Fine Arts Center
828-859-8322

OMV

Overmountain Vineyards
828-863-0523

Parker-Binns Vineyards
828-894-0154

Tryon Little Theater
828-859-2466

Nina Simone Plaza 
828-859-6484

House of Flags Museum
828-894-5640

Shopping

Lake Lure

Bubba O'Leary's General Store

Bubba O’Learys General Store 

828-625-2479

Gale’s Chimney Rock Shop 

828-625-4126

Doug Bowman Galleries 

704-662-5620

Chimney Rock Gem Mine  

828-625-8900

Natives Rest Candles and Local Gifts  

828-625-2211

Cliff Dwellers Gift Shop   

800-277-9611

April’s Boutique 

828-436-7004

John Bull Trading Co  

828-625-9005

Hendersonville

Historic Downtown Hendersonville 

828-233-3216

 

Mast General Store 

828-696-1883

A Walk in the Woods 

828-577-6277

 

O P Taylor’s 

828-384-4958

All Nations Trading 

828-698-4888

Hendersonville Community Co-op 

828-693-0505

Needful Things Antique Mall 

828-696-8745

Blue Ridge Mall 

828-697-1745

Asheville

Historic Downtown Asheville 

 

Asheville Mall 

828-298-0012

The Grove Arcade 

828-252-7799

Historic Biltmore Village 

828-398-6062

Biltmore Park Town Square 

828-210-1660

Asheville Outlets 

828-667-2308

Charmed Asheville

828-255-2676

 Asheville Emporium 

828-785-5722

Tryon

Historic Downtown Tryon 

 

Wild Petunias & Vines of Tryon 

828-859-7039

Old Mill Market Square 

828-859-5467

 

The Tryon Bottle 

828-859-6473

Tryon Antique Mall 

828-859-2756

Dark Horse Antique Market 

828-859-5634

Architectural Warehouse

828-859-2297

Carolina Confections 

919-698-0337

Dining

Lake Lure

The Highlands Kitchen & Bar 

828-436-4023

Legends on the Lake 

828-694-3032

Appalachia 

828-625-1030

 

Lake Lure Munch Box 

239.850.8456

Lake House Restaurant

Lake House Restaurant

828-625-4075

La Strada

828-625-1118

Riverwatch Bar & Grill 

828-625-1030

Village Scoop

Village Scoop 

828-625-0052

Lured Market & Grill

Lured Market & Grill

828-625-9192

 

Chimney Rock Smokehouse

828-239-8939

 

Veranda @ 1927 Lake Lure Inn & Spa

828-625-2525

Burntshirt Vineyards Tasting Room 

828-436-2490

Hickory Nut Gorge Brewery Logo

 

Hickory Nut Gorge Brewery

828-436-7047

Victory Kitchen & Restaurant

Victory Kitchen 

828-436-5023

Fae Nectar 

 

Hendersonville

 

Haus Heidelberg 

828-693-8227

 

Never Blue 

828-693-4646

 

Mezzaluna Brick Oven and Tap House

828-697-6575

West First Wood Fired 

828-693-1080

Thai Spice

828-693-7323

Brandy’s on Main  

828-513-1240

Postero

828-595-9676

Umi Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi

828-689-5690

Kosta’s Fireside Restaurant & Pancake Inn

828-697-1004

HenDough Chicken & Donuts   

828-595-2885

Hannah Flanagan’s Pub

828-696-1665

 

Three Chopt 

828-692-0228

Asheville

 

Tupelo Honey Cafe 

828-255-4863

 

12 Bones Smokehouse

828-687-1395

The Admiral

828-252-2541

 

Early Girl Eatery 

828-259-9292

 

Curate 

828-239-2946

 

Laughing Seed Cafe 

828-252-3445

 

Bouchon

828-350-1140

 

Posana

828-505-3969

 

Pack’s Tavern 

828-225-6944

Barley's Taproom

 

Barley’s Taproom

828-255-0504

131 Main 

828-651-0131

Red Stag Grill  

828-398-5600

Tryon

Sidestreet Pizza 

828-859-5325

Harper Eatery and Pub

828-440-1540

Green River Tavern 

828-802-1099

Iron Key Brewing Company 

828-802-1045

Caro-Mi Dining Room 

828-859-5200

The Purple Onion 

828-749-1179

Cafe La Gaule 

828-440-1480

Katie D’s NY Bagels and Deli 

828-440-1441

The Rural Seed 

828-802-1097

The Hare & Hound Pub

864-457-3232

Mountain View BBQ

828-894-7060

Krossroads Kitchen

828-802-1196

For Kids

Lake Lure

 

Kid Senses Children’s Museum

828-286-2120

Chimney Rock Gem Mine 

828-625-5524

Cedar Creek Stables 

828-625-2811

Water Works @ Lake Lure

828-625-4500

Hendersonville

Team ECCO Ocean Center & Aquarium

828-692-8386

Hands On Childs Gallery

Hands On Child’s Museum 

800-697-8333

Henderson County Heritage Museum

Henderson County Heritage Museum

828-694-1619

Moonshine Mountain Snow Tubing

828-696-0333

Asheville

Asheville’s Treetops Adventure Park

828-692-8386

Mountain Play Lodge

828-676-2120

We Rock the Spectrum-Asheville

828-505-7556

 Asheville Museum of Science

828-254-7162