Late October and there are still green trees around the lake. The area which includes Lake Lure, Chimney Rock Village and the Rocky Broad River is known as Hickory Nut Gorge. While there is a highway that runs through the gorge, this is one of the most beautiful settings imaginable. Also home to Chimney Rock State Park. Please take notice of what the community has done to Historic Bridge #7. It is now known as the Lake Lure Flowering Bridge.