The Tiny North Carolina Mountain Town You Must Add To Your Summer Bucket List

While many people head east to the beaches during the heat of summer, there’s something amazing about heading west. Cool temperatures, mountain views with abundant greenery, waterfall swimming holes, and charming mountain towns. While many are popular summer pitstops, others fly a but under the radar. With a population of just over 100 residents, the unique mountain ‘village’ of Chimney Rock is a unique pitstop and day trip between other adventures.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

Wondering what all to do in Chimney Rock State Park? Read our comprehensive guide here. Nearby you’ll find the beautiful Lake Lure as well as the charming town of Rutherfordton.