Hickory Nut Gorge from Buzzard’s Lane Overlook

Above the eastern shore of picturesque Lake Lure is an unpaved road called Buzzard’s Lane. It’s the highest vantage point accessible by car anywhere around the lake, and overlooks ancient Hickory Nut Gorge to the west. Recently, I went there near sunset on a hot summer afternoon and found a hazy view that was different than any I had seen before.
Hickry Nut Gorge Panorama

Hickory Nut Gorge
Iconic Chimney Rock, not visible here, is pearched high on the south wall at the eastern entrance to the gorge.
Lake Lure Mountains
Lake Lure is shaped like a spindly Starfish with fingers and coves radiating out from its center.

Sugarloaf Mountain
At nearly 4,000 feet, Sugarloaf Mountain sits 3,100 feet above the lake level to the south.Lake Lure Porch View
Finding a rocking chair on a cabin porch even higher up was the perfect place to watch the sunset.

One thought on “Hickory Nut Gorge from Buzzard’s Lane Overlook

  1. Beautiful Vann……thanks for the beautiful views of the  Blue Ridge Mountains. We are having a very hot summer but some rain does help. Patsy From: Living in The Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina- A Blog To: pjcar119@yahoo.com Sent: Friday, July 24, 2015 10:46 AM Subject: [New post] Hickory Nut Gorge from Buzzard’s Lane Overlook #yiv8104820358 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv8104820358 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv8104820358 a.yiv8104820358primaryactionlink:link, #yiv8104820358 a.yiv8104820358primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv8104820358 a.yiv8104820358primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv8104820358 a.yiv8104820358primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv8104820358 WordPress.com | Carolina Vann posted: “Above the eastern shore of picturesque Lake Lure is an unpaved road called Buzzard’s Lane. It’s the highest vantage point accessible by car anywhere around the lake, and overlooks ancient Hickory Nut Gorge to the west. Recently, I went there near sunset o” | |

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