Chimney Rock and Lake Lure

Our last big excursion was with Mom. We drove from Hendersonville down to Lake Lure, which rests at the bottom of Chimney Rock State Park, for a boat trip on the lake and lunch in town, which made for a very pleasant day.

Chimney Rock has been a tourist destination in western North Carolina since a crude stairway was built to the rock’s summit in 1885.