• Welcome To The Hickory Nut Gorge!



  • Living Here Living Here

    The Gorge is a warm and inviting community with a host of amenities for every age and interest. Here, we balance work and play because we understand that an office doesn’t always require four walls. Click here

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  • Community Community

    Hickory Nut Gorge is a 20,000-acre, 14-mile-long canyon that cuts a picturesque pass as deep as 1,800 feet through the Blue Ridge Mountains. Abundant in undisturbed forests, waterfalls, and granite cliffs, the Gorge is home to the communities of Gerton, Bat Cave, Chimney Rock Village, Lake Lure, and Bill’s Creek. Click here

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  • Visitors Visitors

    Discover a place for outdoor adventures, relaxing inns, rustic hideaways, charming shops, waterfront strolls, or a hike in the forest. Here, time stands still, nature reigns, smiles are abundant, and visitors will experience a profound sense of peace.  Click here

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  • Business Business

    Your Chamber is comprised of dedicated residents and business owners who work to promote economic progress and quality of life in Hickory Nut Gorge. By advocating for business-friendly policies and protecting the natural integrity of the land, we create an atmosphere that encourages visitation, business growth, and a strong sense of community.  Click here

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  • Of Course! Monthly Educational Programs For Members

    Expand Your Mind. Extend Your Business.
    Enrich Your Life.

    The Chamber of Hickory Nut Gorge is pleased to offer, "Of Course!"  free educational courses to our members. Through these monthly gatherings, esteemed presenters will offer business and community topics to help enrich your mind. 

    Upcoming Programs Include:

    Thursday, June 22nd - 8:30AM
    Creating a Culture of Continuous Improvement
    Presented By: Crystal Morrison, Strategic Organization Consultant

    Thursday, July 13th - 5:30PM
    Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
    Presented By: Amy Neal, Sacred Living Wellness


    Learn more about upcoming courses and REGISTER HERE!


     Visit the 2023 Farmer's Market of Lake Lure!


    Here's what you need to know:

    • WHEN: The market will be open May 5th - October 27th, 2023
    • TIME: Market days are Fridays, from 4-7pm
    • LOCATION: Now located at Morse Park!
    • VENDORS: Local farmers and hand-craft artisans ONLY
    • EXTRA aLUREing: Each week, we will feature Live Entertainment and a Food Truck
    • STAY INFORMED: We will provide more information here, on our Facebook page, and in the Chamber's Friday Members' Newsletter.



    Stay tuned for more information by following us on Facebook or checking back on the Farmers Market web page!

  • Office Hours Office Hours

     Office Hours:

    The Chamber office is now open by appointment only,
    Monday - Friday.

      Please drop us an email or leave a voice mail and we will get back to you within 24 hours during a business week.

    The office is closed for all Federally observed holidays.

    email: info@hickorynutchamber.org

    or call: 828.625.2725 and leave a message

    107 Arcade Street, Lake Lure 

  • Highlight Your Events! Highlight Your Events!

    Member Benefit: Event Calendar

    Get extra attention for your special events and activities by submitting your event for inclusion in our Event Calendar, eNewsletter, and social media posts!


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