Most people don’t know the best-kept secret of Lake Lure, North Carolina is the flowering bridge that crosses Rocky Broad River, or that it has multiple little fairy habitats hidden within its colorful plantings. For decades, the Rocky Broad River Bridge was bustling with vehicular traffic, but all that came to an end when a new bridge was created to replace the old. Today, the 150-foot-long bridge is filled with colorful, fragrant blooms and is the culmination of hours of love and devotion from the volunteers of the non-profit that maintains the park. Speaking from experience, the Lake Lure Flowering Bridge is one of the most enchanting spots in the state.

What a gorgeous place! Have you visited here before or did you know this exists?

While in the area, you MUST visit Chimney Rock Village, read our comprehensive guide here.

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