Morganton Friday Night Summer Concert Series Near The Coves
Summer is happily gearing up in the mountain towns in North Carolina. The days are growing blissfully longer, inspiring residents and visitors to head out and explore all that the area has to offer. Morganton is one of the charming towns we adore, and the reasons are abundant–from its gorgeous recreation to its assortment of fine Morganton NC restaurants. This season, the town will be chock full of celebrations and occasions that will make the summer joyfully memorable.
If you have not yet attended a Morganton festival, there are some upcoming events to inspire inclu or two on your calendar. Friday, May 26-Friday, July 28, Morganton’s TGIF Free Friday night concert series will be entertaining outdoors in the rain or shine. Bring along your lawn chairs, blankets, and of course your family and friends.
Schedule of concerts:
May 26—TGIF–Opening Act: Family Night (Rides & Games from Brinkley Entertainment); Opening Act: The Carlatan Basement Blues Revue (Blues/Folk); Main Act: The Roadrunnerz (Classic Rock)
June 2—TGIF–Opening Act: Brooke Hartman (Pop); Main Act: Virginia & the Slims (Swing)
June 9—TGIF–Opening Act: Michael Hefner (Americana); Main Act: Geoff Clapp (Jazz Drummer)
June 16—TGIF–Opening Act: Ray Shook Band (Country); Main Act: Almost Vintage (Classic Rock)
June 23—TGIF–Opening Act: Matt Hogan (Alternative Rock); Main Act: Throwdown Jones (Rock)
June 30—NO TGIF
Instead head to the 14th Annual Red White and Bluegrass Festival—(July1-4)one of the premier bluegrass festivals in the southeastern United States with visitors from all over the world!
July 1-4—Red White and Bluegrass Festival at Catawba Meadows Park in Morganton, NC! Check out the line up:
July 1—RWBF-Danny Paisley & The Southern Grass; Flatt Lonesome; Blue Highway; Supper Break; Larry Sparks
July 2—RWBF-Terry Baucom’s Dukes of Drive; Volume Five; Junior Sisk and Ramblers Choice; Supper Break; The Isaacs
July 3—RWBF-Sideline; Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper; The Boxcars; Kids Camp; Supper Break; Mountain Heart
July 4—RWBF-Free cornhole, volleyball, miniature golf; frog jumping contest; watermelon eating contest; music; Star Spangled Banner; Fireworks
July 7—TGIF–Opening Act: Alberta Hall (R&B/Gospel/Blues); Main Act: JJ Hipps (Blues)
July 14—TGIF–Opening Act: Neil Saunders (Acoustic Guitar); Main Act: Chris Cates & the Masterplan
July 21—TGIF–Opening Act: Fat Daddy Reed and the Family Band (Oldies/Country); Main Act: Bobby Darrin (Country)
July 28—TGIF–Opening Act: Cross Cut (Bluegrass/Folk); Main Act: Outshyne (Country)
August 4–TGIF–—Opening Act: Taylor Hensley (Blues & Classic Pop); Main Act: Sweet Revenge (Classic Rock)
This festival is just one of the magical draws to a magnificent town located in central Burke County in the gorgeous foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. For those of us who have called this region in the mountain towns of North Carolina home for years, we know how convenient it is to take a quick trip to Asheville and Charlotte.
Morganton is one of the main cities in the region, graced with the quaint charm of North Carolina. The area is rich with history and culture, as Fort San Juan, just five miles north of the city, is the oldest European non-coastal settlement in the country. In addition, Joara is an impressive archaeological and historic site near the Watersee River in the Upper Catawba Valley. For history buffs who want to explore, or children just beginning to learn, Morganton is a great place for educational enrichment.
And, of course, recreation abounds in the mountain towns of North Carolina, and Morganton is no exception with stunning Lake James, the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains, and numerous golf courses–Quaker Meadows, Mimosa Hills, and Silver Creek Plantation.
When you are looking for something to do after the Morganton festival, there’s Catawba Meadows Park with baseball diamonds, and beach volleyball courts, and of course—not to be missed for the little ones—Martha’s Park with a splash pad, playground and picnic grounds. For those looking for a little cool air and some down time, there’s a seven-theater cinema, and plenty of plays and musicals to entertain.
Many travel to downtown Morganton for an evening of shopping and dining. Morganton NC Restaurants don’t disappoint, whether you’re a family of discerning foodies or a group of hungry teens. The culinary offerings are mouth-watering and varied from breweries and cafes, to snack bars, pizzerias, bakeries, burger joints, smoky bbqs, Southern-inspired gastro pubs, or top-notch Greek, American, French, and Japanese restaurants. There’s plenty of farm-to-table, organic, locally-grown and incredibly-fresh feasting to be had in the Morganton NC restaurants–where you can also enjoy outdoor seating and live music. Be sure to check out menus online to whet your appetite and find the perfect cuisine to please everyone.
If you shop while you’re still hungry, be sure to visit the farmer’s market, the ethnic grocery stores, the gourmet olive oil stores, the assortment of fresh bakeries, and all the natural/fresh/organic shops. Once you’re appetite is satiated, take in stores and galleries that carry amazing and unique artwork, flowers, furniture, clothes, music, books, or jewelry. And for those of you who love consignment shops and antiques, you won’t be disappointed either. There is plenty of easy access to free parking, free Wi-Fi, and bike lanes for those of you who prefer to pedal. The D2U Newsletter will keep you up-to-date on all the happenings in this fun town.
The Morganton Free Concert Series is a great way to cap off a fabulous day of recreation, shopping and dining. Outdoor concerts are one of the perks of our North Carolina summers, and the perfect setting to gather with those you adore, while meeting new friends and neighbors. Morganton cares about community, and the folks who socialize at these concerts appreciate what a heart-warming experience it is to be surrounded by nature, talented musicians and the joyful people who attend. It’s quite a sight to see—all the dancing, singing, hand holding and contagious smiles. Be sure to bring your camera and capture the moment.
For the folks who have made their home at The Coves, Morganton is one of the mountain towns in North Carolina they don’t need directions to find. It’s nearby and the easy route is taken often. It’s just one more unique reason why life at The Coves is cherished. There’s nothing better than having the best of both worlds—a perfectly positioned home with access to a dynamically rich town.
Take a peek at some of our beautiful builder floor plans to give you an idea of the architecture found in our community.
The Coves is more than a neighborhood. It’s a community of friends who appreciate the grandeur of its location in the foothills. Here families play together and care for one another in the good old fashioned way. If you’ve wanted a sense of belonging, you will find it and more at The Coves Mountain River Club.
Call us at 828.754.0700 to schedule a visit.
Kayaking Wilson Creek and Local Rivers
Wilson Creek NC and Johns River NC are just two of the popular kayaking destinations in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains and are located right next to The Coves Mountain River Club. From world-class competitive events to the chance to paddle leisurely through the spectacular scenery and slow moving rivers, kayakers are drawn year-round to the beauty of Western North Carolina’s natural resources.
In addition to the adventure aspect of water sporting activities, kayaking provides numerous health benefits, such as improved cardiovascular health, low wear and tear of tissues, and increased muscle strength around the legs, arms, chest and back.
Here are the top ten kayak runs (with rapids classifications) close to some of the gated communities near Asheville NC which includes The Coves:
- Johns River, Burke County that runs 6.5 miles long with Class I-II (Easy and Novice)
- Wilson Creek that offers Class I-III (Easy to Intermediate) and runs 4 miles long
- The 1.9 miles long Wilson Creek with Class III-V (Intermediate to Expert)
- The 18 miles Catawba River- Henry Fork offering Class I-III (Easy to Intermediate)
- Wilson Creek, Caldwell County stretching 6.6 miles long with Class II-III (Novice to Intermediate
- Steel Creek with Class II-III (Novice to Intermediate) runs 6.6 miles long
- Catawba River McDowell with Class I-II (Easy and Novice) is 8.5 miles long
- The 5-mile long Wilson Creek with Class IV (Advanced)
- Gragg Prong River offers 1.6 miles long stretch with Class IV-V (Advanced and Expert)
- The upper creek with Class III-IV (Intermediate to Expert) runs 17 miles long
The calm waters of the Catawba River are ideal for all skill levels. Slow-moving water carries you over 3.5 miles from the Fort Mill dam to the Riverwalk. Or, you can move at a faster pace through 2.75 miles of rapids. Kayaking clinics and individual instruction are available.
You can join a group in Morganton for the six-mile Bridgewater Paddle. It takes about three hours, with opportunities to hone your skills as you’re introduced to the thrill of white water kayaking.
Price Lake, near Blowing Rock, is the largest body of water on the Blue Ridge Parkway and a very popular spot for kayaking. You can bring your own craft or rent one on site. If you’re there during the fall foliage season, a calm day will reward you with a stunning view of Grandfather Mountain reflected in the water, along with the sky and surrounding trees.
Wilson Creek NC in Lenoir is known for its water quality, fast moving currents and rugged views. There are areas for all skill levels, with the upper part of the stream being the most challenging and the gorge reserved for the most experienced kayakers. Some of the bigger rapids include:
- Mank Above 10ft
- Ten Foot Falls
- No Name
- Triple Drop
- Hidden Eddy
- Huntley’s Retreat
Finally, flowing from the Pisgah National Forest, Johns River NC runs through Wilson Creek to Lake Rhodhiss, and The Coves Mountain River Club sits on five miles of its banks. Residents and visitors alike enjoy the Johns River blend of adventure and slow-moving fun. It’s one of the iconic features of the foothills, where rapids, streams and clean mountain-fed rivers create a nature lover’s paradise.
You’ll find a number of gated communities near Asheville NC, but we know there is nothing else quite like The Coves Mountain River Club. Here, you can find riverfront property that puts world-renowned North Carolina trout fishing, boating and more right at your own back door. And our mild four season weather lets you take advantage of outdoor activities no matter what the season.
We offer the most diverse selection of property in the area, from quarter-acre cottage lots to estates that are 25 acres in size. With our on-site equestrian center set along the Johns River, the mountaintop Pisgah Mountain Lodge and wellness amenities which include an infinity-view swimming pool, you’ll enjoy the mountain lifestyle of your dreams in a scenic setting. You’ll even have a front row seat when the foliage begins its remarkable color changes in the fall. Our lodge is the perfect place to enjoy the kaleidoscope of colors while enjoying Monday morning yoga.
If you’re exploring mountain towns in North Carolina, be sure to stop by let us show you all that we have to offer. Call us at 828.754.0700!
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North Carolina Blackberry Festival to Sweeten the Foothills
Those of us who live in the mountain towns in North Carolina know how fortunate we are to call this region home. The perks are never-ending, due in part to an incredible community spirit showcased in many of the Lenoir NC events, bringing people together to celebrate throughout the seasons of the year.
The North Carolina Blackberry Festival is one such event, sponsored by the Caldwell County Chamber of Commerce, and there’s no wondering why this celebration has gained such momentum over the past sixteen years. This summer beginning Thursday, July 6th, and continuing with festivities all weekend long, residents and visitors, will once again come together for a delicious, nutritious and joy-packed occasion.
Schedule of Events:
Thursday, July 6, 2017--“An Evening of Everything Blackberry”
6pm – 9 pm-an Evening with Blackberry-themed dishes, Blackberry-infused drinks, and Blackberry attire.
This festival in North Carolina kick-off takes place on Main Street in historic downtown Lenoir and is a ticketed event, showcasing our fabulous restaurants, breweries and distilleries. Of course the main attraction—the blackberry! Be sure to eat heartily and vote on your favorites.
Friday, July 7, 2017–“Pre-heat Party & Downtown Extravaganza”
- 6pm–10pm–Black”Beer”y Garden Featuring Local Breweries and Craft Beers
- 6pm–10pm–Live Music on the Downtown Main Stage
- 6pm–Blackberry Princess Pageant Preliminaries
- 7pm–Front Porch Pickin’ Competition
- 7pm— Blackberry Recipe Contests
- 9pm— Glow Run 5K & Fun RunSaturday, July 8, 2017 –Vendors, Food, Children’s Activities and Blackberries all day!
- 10am–Live Music at Stage 1
- 10am–NC Blackberry Princess Pageant Finals at Stage 3
- 10:30am–Live Music at Stage 2
- 10:30am–Blackberry Festival Blood Drive
- 11am–Live Music at Stage 3
- 11:15am–The Blackberry Eating Games (Youth & Adult)
- 12pm–Presentation of Colors Ceremony
- 12:15pm–Colossal Cobbler Parade
- 12:30pm–Live Music at Stage 2
- 12:30pm–World’s Largest Patchwork of Cobbler
- 1:15pm to 3:30pm–Live Music on all Stages
- 3:30pm–Front Porch Pickin’ Winners at Stage
Many of you have already tasted the sweet produce from Lineberger Farms, perhaps while attending one of our Lenoir NC events, but for those of you who haven’t, there will be farm-fresh blackberries available, along with other blackberry delights, as well as arts and crafts. Many food vendors and local restaurants will be open too. If you have a competitive spirit, enter the blackberry recipe contests for both kids and adults and make sure blackberries are part of your ingredients!
To accompany all the great food is a musical line up on three stages as well as busking throughout the downtown. Be sure to see the phenomenal line up beginning at 10am with The King Bees, Shelby Rae Moore, Scupper’s Sagacious Squeezebox feat. Long John Shivers, Melissa Reaves, Banana Da Terra—Jimmie Griffith, and Bob Sinclair and the Big Deals. And the amazing foot-stomping Front Porch Pickin’ Competition is a popular event where you can showcase your talent before an attentive audience and even have the opportunity to win some cash!
There has been a strong agricultural heartbeat for the generations who’ve lived in and around the mountain towns in North Carolina, and for this reason we all care a great deal about preserving the way our state grows, delivers and enjoys eating our incredible food.
The blackberry festival in North Carolina, fast approaching, is one incredible way to celebrate and support locally-grown food. There was a 94 percent decline in the growing of tobacco in our state from 1992-2007, and with that decline, there was a concerted effort to protect and preserve our region’s farms and farmers.
Anyone who lives in the mountain towns in North Carolina, knows how much we value and enjoy our healthy environment. We owe a great deal of our health to being able to eat fresh, local produce and food which is bountiful in our restaurants, our homes and our schools. More farms mean cleaner air, a healthier environment, and food we can see first-hand being harvested. Did you realize that North Carolina is packed with more farmers’ markets and organic farms than any state in the Southeast? What’s even better, our home-grown food tastes fabulous.
Life at The Coves means being able to incorporate healthy eating and fitness into our everyday routines–whether we’re growing our own veggies in our community garden, or visiting the farmer’s market to prepare a family feast. We are nestled in the perfect location so residents can slip outside for a day of fresh air and recreation, and still be close to amazing Lenoir NC events.
Be sure to visit The Coves Mountain River Club’s booth at the blackberry festival in North Carolina to learn about the sweet place you’ll want to build your dream mountain home.
If you’re exploring the area for the first time, ask for our 84 page complimentary Western North Carolina Visitor’s Guide which provides more information about living in the foothills.
Hickory Farmers Market – Buy Local, Buy Fresh
Hey, Hickory, have you noticed a bit more fresh in your fresh-air-and-sunshiny Blue Ridge locale lately? That’s because the annual Downtown Hickory Farmers Market is now underway, bringing together “fields, folks, and fun” for a seven-month-long fresh fest that runs through November.
The Farmers Market is just one of the many fabulous things to do in Hickory North Carolina, a town of many claims to fame, including booming businesses and college campuses, world-famous hand-crafted furniture, world-renowned art walks, beautiful community parks, and lovely temperate seasons that provide favorable year-round growing conditions for a variety of crops.
This charming mountain-lake town with nutrient-rich soil and moderate climate is a grower’s paradise that wins raves from local farmers and community gardeners. Many of Hickory’s finest restaurants and gastropubs offer seasonally changing menus with organic veggies and meats sourced from local farms. No matter the season, locals and visitors alike can always count on home-grown specialties as part of the fresh dining experience.
That’s just how it is in Hickory! People here understand the value of supporting their hometown farms by buying local. There are obvious economic benefits to feel great about. Buying local cuts down on fuel and travel time from farm to table, reducing the community’s carbon footprint, improving the environment and the local economy. And the benefits don’t stop there! Eating locally grown produce means your veggies are packed with nutrients and less likely to have been refrigerated, artificially ripened, or contaminated. Long (and delicious) story short, farm-to-table living is good for your own health, your family’s health, the health of the community, and the health of the planet. It’s a win-win-win-win!
But how do you maintain that farm-to-table lifestyle throughout the year? That’s where the Hickory Downtown Development Association (HDDA) comes in. They know locally-grown products are important to their community. That’s why they sponsor the Downtown Hickory Farmers Market and pack the seven-month-long schedule of events with tons to do, see, taste, and enjoy.
At its centrally located train side setting under The Sails, the Hickory Downtown Farmers Market brings the farm into town! Dozens of enthusiastic farmers from local and family-owned farms are on hand to meet and greet their customers and offer the “glory of a good harvest,” which includes fresh produce, grains, plants, flowers, and shrubs, as well as a surf-and-turf bounty of select meats and mountain trout. They stock their stands with locally sourced honey, eggs, and cheeses, fresh baked goods, marinades, preserves, and pickles. And it’s all presented in a festival atmosphere, enhanced by live music, games and events, booths for buying bushels of fresh ingredients, plus dried herbs and spices, artisan crafts, Chefs’ Market creations, street foods, and more.
The Downtown Hickory Farmers Market promises “a soulful feeling and a sense of belonging,” and, as the HDDA says, “for the first time, you’ll know what happiness smells like.” We’re pretty sure we can smell it from here! Or is that the scent of sweet ripe strawberries, which are currently at peak season (April to June). How do we know? The HDDA has provided a handy produce calendar on the Downtown Hickory Farmers Market web site. And we have to admit we’re counting down the days ’til summer when the peaches, cantaloupes, and watermelons will be ripe on the vine! But there’s plenty to do while we wait…
Throughout the month of May, the Downtown Hickory Farmers Market offers family-friendly activities, including “Spin a Kid to Camp” and “Kids Corner Activities” sponsored by the YMCA, plus live music from local performers Kitty G&M OD, Sherrill Keever, Kevin Lee Smith, and ELVIS!
Warm June breezes will be scented with floral notes as the Downtown Hickory Farmers Market ushers in the Lavender Festival starting on June 10th and keeps the party going with Eat, Drink & Be Local Week starting June 17th. And there’s even more live music from Bob Sinclair & The Big Deals and Piedmont Percussion Program’s Steel Drums with Rick Cline.
As the summer rolls on, the fresh just keeps on coming with more music, more kid stuff, more family events, and our favorite fruits, along with the rest of the huge summer harvest, including farm-fresh potatoes, peppers, peas, eggplant, cucumbers, squash, beans, and (get your chompers ready) corn-on-the-cob!
Be sure to stay tuned in to the online event schedule. Even though the Farmers Market festivities continue on through October and November – grape harvesting season, by the way (did someone say home-made wine?) – the schedule will be adjusted to accommodate two of the most popular things to do in Hickory North Carolina – the annual Oktoberfest (October 14) and Shuck-n-Peel Festival (November 11).
Are you sold on Hickory yet? We have to admit, it’s one of our favorite mountain towns in Western North Carolina. But there are lots more like it. You know, the charming towns along the Blue Ridge that get you thinking about exploring NC mountain real estate – or as we like to call it, your very own slice of heaven in the foothills.
What makes these towns so heavenly? Just ask the people who live there, in places like Hickory and nearby Lenoir. These are people who escaped the daily grind to retire in the great outdoors, surrounded by gorgeous terrain in a secluded gated mountain community that’s just minutes from outdoor adventures, art and culture experiences, dining hot spots, and exciting night life. These are the thrill-seekers and chill-seekers who relish both the adventure and relaxation that only comes from mountain living.
Not far from Downtown Hickory, a whole community of outdoorsy types with a penchant for fishing, hiking, community gardening, wine-making, and living life to the fullest are enjoying all these benefits and more at The Coves Mountain River Club, a 3,600-acre mountain community with five miles of river frontage along the Johns River. Amenities here include a community vineyard and garden, and the Lenoir North Carolina weather makes finding your inner gardener a breeze!
Residents of The Coves can take a 40-minute scenic drive to the Downtown Hickory Farmers Market to enjoy the bounty of locally grown fresh produce, and pick up a few growing tips from friendly farmers to take back with them to Isabel’s Garden and Evelyn’s Vineyard, where they plant and sow their own delicious produce and harvest their own Muscadine grapes alongside neighbors and friends. Later in the year, they’ll sit together on the porch of The Coves’ community lodge, where they’ll enjoy 360-degree views of majestic mountain ranges while they share a beautiful farm-to-table meal complemented by their own home-made wine from home-grown grapes. Life doesn’t get much better than that.
When you’re ready to tour a selection of beautiful NC mountain real estate to find your own slice of heaven in the foothills, give us a call at 828.754.0700 and schedule your visit to The Coves. We’ll help you plan your visit to experience the nicest Lenoir North Carolina weather and catch the best of the Downtown Hickory Farmers Market, Oktoberfest, Shuck-n-Peel, and other fun things to do in Hickory North Carolina.
If you’re exploring the area for the first time, ask for our 84 page complimentary Western North Carolina Visitor’s Guide which provides more information about living in the foothills.
Carolina Distillery – Generations of Tasty Brandy
Summer is almost here and it’s time to get out and explore what Appalachia has to offer. Western North Carolina has become a hot spot for micro-distilleries with one of the finest being located in Lenoir. If you appreciate a tasty glass of brandy and are looking for fun things to do in Lenoir NC, look no further than Carolina Distillery.
Carolina Distillery was founded in 2008 by Keith Nordan and Chris Hollifield. They currently make, own, and ship Carriage House Apple Brandy, Carriage House Strawberry Infusion Brandy, Carriage House White, and Carriage House Apple Pie Brandy. The distillery was originally located in an old carriage house in Downtown Lenoir, which gave Carriage House Apple Brandy its signature name. Their single-barrel brandy is handcrafted with the experience of three generations of North Carolina moonshiners.
Back in the day, moonshiners used whatever was on hand if corn wasn’t available. This included fruits such as peaches, strawberries, and apples. Using only fresh, locally grown ingredients, the brandy is distilled in a copper pot still and single-barrel proofed to give each batch its own unique flavor. Carolina Distillery’s goal is to become the leader in North Carolina spirits production, and are keen on developing a strong local, national, and eventually global customer base. Patrons can tour the distillery on Fridays and Saturdays between noon and 5 pm, or by appointment. The tours include a flight of samples and a commemorative shot glass to take home. The distillery can also be rented out for special events such as wedding receptions, birthday parties, high school problems, bachelor/bachelorette parties, etc., and include catering services.
Moonshine has been a part of North Carolina culture for centuries. Made from a combination of copper and corn, opportunities for bootleggers soared when North Carolina became the first Southern state to enact prohibition. While national prohibition ended 1933, North Carolina remained a dry state until 1935. In present-day North Carolina, micro-distilleries continue to multiply. Some of the best in the Western NC area include Broadslab, Howling Moon, Climax, and Carolina Distillery. We’re thrilled to have Carolina Distillery right here in Lenoir.
Tucked into the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Lenoir is by far the most charming when it comes to mountain towns in North Carolina. Our vibrant community is full of artists and nature lovers, and is perhaps best known as the birthplace of some of the most skilled and gifted craftsmen in the industry.
Lenoir is also home to one the finest mountain communities in the Carolinas, The Coves Mountain River Club. A quick glimpse into daily life includes savoring a sunset or sunrise at our mountaintop Pigsah Mountain Lodge, sipping wine or strolling through Evelyn’s vineyard, and even planting flowers and fruits in Isabel’s Garden set along the mountain fed Johns River. Residents have over 39 miles of hiking trails to explore before taking a dip in Coleton’s Swimming Hole during the summer months. It’s no wonder we were named 2017 Best Mountain Community of the Year by a respected online real estate review website.
If you’re looking to build or buy your dream home in Western North Carolina, didi you know we offer all types of homesite options, from a private cul-de-sac estate to a river frontage on the Johns River and several home sites with breathtaking long range mountain views. We can show you a variety of builder floor plans to maximize the scenic beauty and they include everything from master suites, generous guest bedrooms, detachable garages, vaulted rooms with exposed timbers, and screened outdoor living porches.
Whether you’re a brand new resident or simply visiting, Lenoir remains a vibrant, charming town all year round. Our residents never run out of fun things to do in Lenoir NC while living in their North Carolina mountain homes. Come take a peek for yourself.
If you’re exploring the area for the first time, ask for our 84 page Complimentary Magazine
Lenoir NC Cruise In Seasons Kicks Off
On the first Saturday of each month, from April through October, downtown Lenoir transforms itself from a picturesque and serene mountain town into a must-see destination for anyone who appreciates automotive excellence. People of all ages – locals and visitors alike – gather together for fun and excitement as the Lenoir Downtown Cruisers take over the streets for their popular cruise-in and swap meet.
You can see block after block of eye-catching vehicles and talk with their proud owners. And just around the corner, you’re sure to discover that one special car that brings all the memories rushing back: the thoughts of years gone by…the good times and good friends. Like so many of the things to do in Lenoir NC, and the other towns in the foothills, the cruise-ins evoke the pleasures of a simpler life and time.
Lenoir Downtown Cruisers is a non-profit organization that welcomes all car, truck and motorcycle enthusiasts. Admission is free to the cruise-ins, and money is raised through the sale of raffle tickets and t-shirts is donated to charitable organizations. The upcoming event on May 6 begins at 4 PM and will benefit the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
Anyone who buys NC mountain real estate soon learns what makes this part of the country so special. It’s the strong feeling of community…the small town appeal that’s such a welcome change from the stresses of big city life. Before you know it, you’ve found the key to happiness. It was within your reach all along.
Mountain towns in North Carolina have a way of surprising people. Just when you think you’re leaving so much behind, you learn there’s such a wealth of activities and events to enjoy that you won’t know what to do next. You get all of the benefits of country living – the crisp, fresh mountain air, the breathtaking scenery, the exercise – with easy access to shopping, entertainment, dining, adult education, medical facilities and more.
On your calendar of things to do in Lenoir NC, be sure to make time for a visit to The Coves Mountain River Club. We represent the very best in NC mountain real estate, with beautiful home sites and unique floor plans designed to take maximum advantage of their remarkable natural settings. Perfectly situated along five miles of the Johns River waterfront, we provide easy access to fishing, kayaking, hiking, and more. Our Pisgah Mountain Lodge offers spectacular views of the High Country and is a great place to spend time with neighbors and friends.
When you visit any of the mountain towns in North Carolina, be sure to check the Lenoir Downtown Cruisers web site or their Facebook page to learn about upcoming cruise-ins. It’s good family fun, with oldies music, door prizes and more.
But of course it’s also a celebration. It’s a time for people to come together and share the many joys that being in small-town America brings. And it’s a chance for you to sample the local restaurants and browse the stores and quaint shops.
While you’re in Lenoir, we hope you’ll also take the opportunity to visit us at The Coves Mountain River Club, enjoy a glass of wine and take a personal tour.
Call us at 828.754.0700 to schedule a friendly tour.