From the top of the mountain at Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, visitors see for miles across the Hickory Nut Gorge, taking a visual tour of parts of Lake Lure.
Now five years old, the annual Dirty Dancing Festival at Lake Lure is infectious, drawing fans from across the U.S. a including Danville, Kentucky couple.
The beach at Lake Lure will be open Labor Day weekend, from Saturday until Monday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Professional and amateur water skiers descended upon Lake Lure for a new event this month; a ski and skeet tournament.
The Mystic Waters Pro-Am Water Ski Tournament was held Saturday, Aug. 23 and brought in water skiers from around the world.