How to Have an Exciting Labor Day Weekend in Chimney Rock, NC

There’s no better way to say farewell to summer than with a trip to Western North Carolina! To enjoy the last bits of summer, like never before, spend your Labor Day weekend in Chimney Rock, NC.  Chimney Rock is the perfect place to spend the last long weekend of the summer with beautiful mountain views, refreshing wooded trails, and unforgettable moments. The best part? You can find out all the best things to do during your trip using our free Chimney Rock Vacation Guide! With countless events, attractions, eateries, shops, and more, your last summer getaway will be a blast!  

Plan Your Long Weekend

Three Ways to Spend Labor Day Weekend in Chimney Rock, NC 

Spend the Day on Lake Lure  

Of course, it’s not summer without enjoying a day on the lake! So naturally, you’ll want to take some time to soak up the sunshine from the lake. If your perfect lake day requires a boat, our Day on the Lake Package makes it easy to plan your day. This fantastic vacation package includes a pontoon boat rental and a picnic lunch, so all you have to do is sit back and relax! If you’d rather enjoy the day from the beach, the Lake Lure Beach and Water Park is the place for you. The beach area includes a 100-yard shoreline, swimming area, and water park perfect for an afternoon in the sun. With so much fun to be had by the lake, this is a must for your Labor Day weekend in Chimney Rock, NC! 

Attend the North Carolina Apple Festival in Hendersonville 

For the ultimate way to say goodbye to summer and welcome autumn, stop by the North Carolina Apple Festival. This unique three-day event welcomes the whole family and features a slew of things to do. Enjoy a parade, street fair, family fun center, and apple window display contest! Of course, you can also shop for freshly harvested apples from some of the state’s largest producers!  

Pedal Along the Thermal Belt Rail Trail  

At just over 13-miles long, the Thermal Belt Rail Trail is one of North Carolina’s best bike trails! The atmosphere is perfect for a long leisurely ride through Forest City, Ruth, Spindale, and Rutherfordton. There are even shaded portions to keep you cool and cruising happily!  

Stay in The Best Long Weekend Lodging at The Esmeralda 

The Esmeralda Inn AccommodationsFrom an award-winning restaurant to gourmet breakfast to luxury linens, The Esmeralda Inn is the perfect place for your Labor Day weekend getaway. Just a few miles from Lake Lure’s town center, we offer high-end accommodations, beautiful views, and exceptional amenities. Whether you’re enjoying a rejuvenating spa treatment, taking a dip in the outdoor spa, or enjoying a picnic in Esmeralda Park, you’ll cherish every moment! Can you think of a better way to say farewell to summertime?  

If you’re itching to get away before the summer ends, check our availability and start booking your dream Labor Day trip to Chimney Rock!