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.