Living in Hickory Nut Forest, it’s easy to be healthy. In this valley of peace, the air is clean, the water is pure, and outdoor activities abound. Depending on your mood, you can hike up to Wildcat Rock, ride your mountain bike, cool off in the swimming hole, or go horseback riding nearby. Lake lure offers beach swimming, boating, and pontoon rentals. There is kayaking on Hickory Nut Creek and rock climbing at Rumbling Bald for more adventurous souls. Relaxing by the tumbling creek is always an option and provides a natural meditative experience.