Lake James is a pretty 10 square mile lake in possession of a shoreline of 150 miles.
Nearby Drexel Community Fair is amusing for young and old, and if you have a boat, Mimosa Boat Landing is a glorious marina. Not enough hours in a day to enjoy this spot. A quick journey to Old Paddy Creek right next door to Lake James is a good idea; if you need a spot to stay Comfort Inn & Suites is a nice choice. This lake is so wonderful. If you're here at Lake
James, you could go to Linville River, and glorious hiking is available along the Bald Mountain Trail. Not enough hours in a day to enjoy the Blue Ridge Mountains.