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Lenoir is a pretty town located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Caldwell County, North Carolina. The population of the town is approximately 17,000. The town of Lenoir was named for General William Lenoir, who was a Revolutionary War figure and an early North Carolina statesman. His restored home is now a tourist attraction in the city. In 1986, Lenoir received the "North Carolina Main Street Designation," which signifies the town's efforts to maintain the downtown district's unique architectural and historic character. Lenoir hosts several special events throughout the year that is of interest to visitors. Those who love classic cars, trucks and motorcycles gather in the historic downtown on the first and third Saturday of each month, from May through November, for one of the south's most popular car shows. Other special events include the annual Blackberry Festival, a Christmas Parade and Santa on the Square. Lenoir has several parks and recreation centers that offer hiking trails, ball fields and basketball courts, tennis, playgrounds and picnic facilities. The town is also near the Wilson Creek Wilderness Area, a federally designated "Wild and Scenic River," that offers kayaking, fishing, tubing, mountain biking and hiking opportunities. The spectacular Blue Ridge Parkway and some of North Carolina's best ski resorts are just a short drive from Lenoir.

Surrounding areas: Morganton, North Carolina (14.2 mi), Blowing Rock, North Carolina (15.4 mi), Deep Gap, North Carolina (19.1 mi), Linville, North Carolina (21.3 mi), Boone, North Carolina (22.3 mi), Lake Hickory, North Carolina (23.3 mi), Seven Devils, North Carolina (23.6 mi)

Lenoir Vacation Rentals

Lenoir Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Comfort Inn970 Blowing Rock BlvdLenoir, NC (828) 754-2090
Days Inn206 Blowing Rock BlvdLenoir, NC (828) 754-0731
R & R HideawayHwy 18 Wilksboro BlvdLenoir, NC (828) 754-5600
Ramada LTD142 Wilkesboro Blvd SeLenoir, NC (828) 758-4403
The Jameson Inn350 Wilkesboro BlvdLenoir, NC (828) 758-1200
Cliff Dwellers Inn116 Lakeview TerBlowing Rock, NC4.7 mi.(828) 295-3121
Icard InnIcard, NC13.5 mi.(704) 397-5573
Sleep Inn Morganton2400a S Sterling StMorganton, NC14.2 mi.(828) 433-9000
Hampton Inn Morganton115 Bush DrMorganton, NC14.7 mi.(828) 432-2000
Days Inn Morganton2402 S Sterling StMorganton, NC14.8 mi.(828) 433-0011
Holiday Inn Morganton2400 S Sterling StMorganton, NC14.8 mi.(828) 437-0171
Comfort Inn & Suites1273 Burkemont AveMorganton, NC16.4 mi.(828) 669-2922
Comfort Suites1125 13TH Ave Dr SeHickory, NC16.7 mi.(828) 323-1211
Courtyard By Marriott Hickory1946 13th Ave Dr SeHickory, NC16.7 mi.(800) 321-2211
Fairfield Inn1950 13th Ave Dr SEHickory, NC16.7 mi.(828) 431-3000
Hampton Inn1520 13TH Ave Dr SEHickory, NC16.7 mi.(828) 323-1150
Holiday Inn Express2250 Us Hwy 70 SEHickory, NC16.7 mi.(828) 328-2081
Howard Johnson Inn483 Hwy 70 SWHickory, NC16.7 mi.(828) 322-1600
Jameson Inn - Hickory1120 13th Ave Dr SeHickory, NC16.7 mi.(828) 758-1200
Park Inn Gateway Conference Center909 Hwy 70 SWHickory, NC16.7 mi.(828) 328-5101
Quality Inn & Suites1725 13TH Ave Dr NWHickory, NC16.7 mi.(828) 431-2100
Sleep Inn1179 13th Ave Dr SEHickory, NC16.7 mi.(828) 323-1140
Alpen Acres156 Old US Hwy 321 SBlowing Rock, NC17.1 mi.(828) 295-7981
Chetola Resort & Conference CenterBlowing Rock, NC17.1 mi.(800) 243-8652
Chetola Resort & ConferenceBlowing Rock, NC17.1 mi.(828) 295-5500
Days Inn Blowing RockHwy 321 BypBlowing Rock, NC17.1 mi.(828) 295-4422
Ridgeway Motor InnHwy 221Blowing Rock, NC17.1 mi.(828) 295-7321
Red Roof Inn1184 Lenoir Rhyne BlvdHickory, NC18.5 mi.(828) 323-1500
Holiday Inn Select1385 Lenoir Rhyne BlvdHickory, NC18.9 mi.(828) 323-1000
Holiday Inn Express1943 Blowing Rock RdBoone, NC20.5 mi.(828) 264-2451
Holiday Inn Of Boone710 Blowing Rock RdBoone, NC20.8 mi.(828) 264-2451
Eseeola Lodge175 Linville AveLinville, NC21.3 mi.(828) 733-4311
Pixie InnUS 221Linville, NC21.3 mi.(704) 733-2597
Pixie InnLinville, NC21.3 mi.(704) 733-2597
Ramada Inn1607 Fairgrove Church RdConover, NC21.4 mi.(828) 465-1100
Quality Inn Appalachian Conference CTR949 Blowing Rock RdBoone, NC21.5 mi.(828) 262-0020
Days Inn1710 Fairgrove Church RdConover, NC21.5 mi.(828) 465-2378
Best Western Blue Ridge Plaza840 E King StBoone, NC22.2 mi.(828) 266-1100
Country Inn And Suites Boone818 E King StBoone, NC22.2 mi.(828) 264-4100
Comfort Suites1184 Hwy 105Boone, NC22.3 mi.(828) 268-0099

Lenoir Weather & Climate

The High Country in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina has four mild seasons that help support the busy tourist trade. The mountain valley temperatures average 6 to 8 degrees cooler than the nearby Piedmont region in the summer months, and near the mountain peaks, it can be 10-20 degrees cooler. Moist southerly winds are forced upward in passing over the mountain barrier, causing showers and thunderstorms in spring and summer. Due to mild summer temperatures, the mountains have always been a welcome escape from the heat at the lower elevations. Summer nights are crisp and cool, but not too cold for camping or other outdoor activities. Although it does snow in the region, large amounts of snowfall and severe low temperatures are rare except at the highest peaks. Therefore most ski resorts use snowmaking equipment to ensure a reliable supply.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 48°F 25°F 3.99 in. 49°F
February 52°F 27°F 3.79 in. 46°F
March 60°F 34°F 4.76 in. 52°F
April 69°F 42°F 4.08 in. 59°F
May 77°F 52°F 4.69 in. 68°F
June 83°F 60°F 4.45 in. 73°F
July 87°F 65°F 4.40 in. 77°F
August 86°F 63°F 3.85 in. 80°F
September 80°F 57°F 4.46 in. 76°F
October 70°F 44°F 3.63 in. 70°F
November 60°F 35°F 3.57 in. 58°F
December 51°F 28°F 3.53 in. 55°F

Lenoir Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Shelby Municipal airport (EHO) located about 45 miles south of Lenoir in Shelby, North Carolina, the Charlotte Douglas International airport (CLT) located approximately 58 miles southeast of Lenoir in Charlotte, North Carolina, the Tri Cities Regional Tn Va airport (TRI) located roughly 62 miles northwest of Lenoir in Bristol Johnson Kingsport, Tennessee, and finally the Asheville Regional airport (AVL) located around 65 miles west of Lenoir in Asheville, North Carolina.

Lenoir Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Paramount's CarowindsCharlotteNC61.5 mi.
JeepersConcordNC64.2 mi.
Water Parks
Paramount's Carowinds-Water WorksPinevilleNC68.0 mi.
Emerald Pointe Water ParkGreensboroNC98.3 mi.
Golf Courses
Country Acres Golf ClubLenoirNC 
Lenoir Golf CourseLenoirNC 
Granada Farms Country ClubGranite FallsNC10.5 mi.
Orchard Hills Golf CourseGranite FallsNC10.5 mi.
Quaker Meadows Golf ClubMorgantonNC14.1 mi.
Silver Creek PlantationMorgantonNC14.4 mi.
Magnolia Golf ClubMagnoliaNC15.8 mi.
Brushy Mountain Country ClubTaylorsvilleNC20.7 mi.
Boone Golf ClubBooneNC21.8 mi.
Willow Creek Golf CourseBooneNC21.8 mi.
Hawksnest Golf & Ski ResortSeven DevilsNC23.0 mi.
Rock Barn Club of GolfConoverNC23.6 mi.
Mountain Glen Golf CourseNewlandNC24.7 mi.
DT GolfNewtonNC25.1 mi.
Village of Sugar Mountain Golf CourseBanner ElkNC25.2 mi.
Rock Creek Country ClubNorth WilkesboroNC27.6 mi.
Grassy Creek Golf & Country ClubSpruce PineNC29.1 mi.
Ski Areas
Hawksnest Golf & Ski ResortSeven DevilsNC23.6 mi.
Ski BeechBanner ElkNC25.3 mi.
Sugar Mountain Ski AreaBanner ElkNC25.3 mi.
Ski Wolf LaurelMars HillNC56.9 mi.
CataloocheeMaggie ValleyNC91.6 mi.
Scaly MountainScaly MountainNC117.9 mi.
WinterplaceFlat TopWV118.2 mi.
State Parks
Rendezvous Mountain State ParkNC25.3 mi. 
Mount Jefferson State ParkNC33.9 mi. 
Duke Powder State ParkNC37.9 mi. 
Hickory Museum of ArtHickoryNC16.7 mi.(Art)
Schiele Museum of Natural HistoryGastoniaNC49.2 mi.(Science)
Historic Latta PlantationHuntersvilleNC52.3 mi.(History)
Carroll Reece MuseumJohnson CityTN53.2 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Hands On! Regional MuseumJohnson CityTN53.2 mi.(Children's)
Zoos and Aquariums
Western North Carolina Nature CenterAshevilleNC60.9 mi.
Greenville ZooGreenvilleSC87.7 mi.
North Carolina Zoological ParkAsheboroNC97.7 mi.

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