There are tons of fun activities to do on the lake! The Beach at Lake Lure and Water Works is the only beach open for swimming 7 days a week from 10 AM to 6 PM. This beach is open from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend and visitors may only swim out as far as 50 feet from shore. This beach is terrific for families because there are water playgrounds and activities available for the young ones right next to the shore. Travelers wanting to fish must have a license to do so on and around the lake. Close by, Lake Lure Marina offers a variety of boat rentals such as motorized boats, non-motorized paddle boats, canoes, and kayaks. Feeling adventurous? Off the lake, Canopy Ridge Farm is a great place for tours and zip lining fun. Check out the Riverside Riding Stables for an unforgettable 2 hour horseback ride through the hills and rivers. For sightseers who don’t want to venture too far from the lake, spend a day at Chimney Rock Park for a wonderful day of hiking and a great view overlooking the entire lake.