Thing To Do

Reach the pinnacle of Chimney Rock State Park on the Skyline Trail, which brings you to the natural rock formations Devil's Head and Exclamation Point. From this vantage you can see 75-mile views of Hickory Nut Gorge, including idyllic Lake Lure. Kids will enjoy the Great Woodland Adventure trail, featuring sculptures and 12 "discovery stations" along the way. The 404-foot Hickory Nut Falls, featured in the movie The Last of the Mohicans, is accessible by an easy 1.5-mile hike on a wooded trail.