LenoirOnlineVisit website - www.cityoflenoir.com Experience the beauty of our natural resources. Nature carved the Blue Ridge mountains that surround our community. Walking paths, hiking trails, bike paths, and the Lenoir Greenway offer opportunities for fitness. The Catawba River Valley and Wilson Creek, a National Wild and Scenic River, provide excellent boating, fishing and kayaking.Enjoy our music and art. From the 20 foot “Across the Grain,” by Thomas Sayre, to the whimsical outdoor sculptures of “Tuckers Gallery,” sculpture is around every corner. Each September the Caldwell Arts Council hosts a Sculpture Celebration which attracts artists from all over the nation. Our rich musical heritage varies from the classical music of Joseph Robinson, principal oboist in the New York Philharmonic to Country Music star Eric Church. Lenoir musicians from blues to bluegrass are featured on the Blue Ridge Natural Heritage Music Trail.Explore Our Historic Downtown. Enjoy free WI-FI while visiting the unique shops and businesses that make up the heart of Lenoir. Antiques, collectibles, old-fashioned hardware staples, jewelry, health and beauty products, beautiful yarn and fabrics, and more are all within easy walking distance of the square. Downtown restaurants and microbreweries feature home-cooked soups, deli sandwiches, savory pasta and pizzas, delectable desserts and beverages. Tour our downtown distillery on the Carolina Distillery Trail and taste genuine, mountain-style apple brandy.Engage with a Caring and Cared For Community. There’s a reason our city was recognized as one of the friendliest in western North Carolina and one of the most progressive in finding new ways to deliver healthcare services.Empower Yourself. Learn a new skill or enjoy a cultural opportunity at Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute or nearby Appalachian State University. Enjoy cultural performances at the Broyhill Civic Center or a football weekend in the mountains.Learn more about Lenoir at cityoflenoir.com/retirelenoir, explorecaldwell.com and cityoflenoir.com.