Troyer’s Amish Store features a wide selection of fresh deli meats and cheeses. We love their Smoked Tavern Turkey, and we definitely buy their Amish Butter Cheese at least once a week. In addition to fresh deli meats and cheeses, they also offer made-to-order deli sandwiches, baked goods, party trays, gift baskets, and more. Troyer’s Amish Store is located just 1 mile from The Cove at Fairview.

www.troyerscountryamishblatz.com 828-280-2381

Lake Lure Tours offers tours on the hour with seasonal changes in availability. The boat tour was one of our favorite family adventures of this summer. The tour lasts an hour and highlights the rich natural and cultural history of this man-made lake and the surrounding shoreline. I enjoyed seeing landmarks from the movie Dirty Dancing. I was also intrigued to learn how Rumbling Bald (shown in the picture) got its name. Be sure to bring your camera!

Lake Lure Tours (828) 625-1373 www.lakeluretours.com/