Colorful, Cool, Crisp… Beech Mountain

Town of Beech Mountain, North Carolina

A fall escape to Beech Mountain is the perfect way to unwind and enjoy abundant natural beauty perched at a 5506’ elevation. In eastern America’s highest town, you’ll relish the little things – the gentle feel of a mountain breeze, the sound of wildlife rustling through the brush, the cool splash of babbling brooks. Marvel at the vibrant colors of the season as you explore more than twenty-seven miles of hiking and biking trails designed for every skill level. Spend a lazy afternoon on the clear waters of Buckeye Lake; canoes and kayaks are available at no charge at the Buckeye Recreation Center. Interested in public art, or Appalachian history and culture? Take a self-guided scenic drive along the Avery County Barn Quilt Trail. Free maps are available at the Beech Mountain Visitor Center. Mid-October through mid-November is a quiet time here on the mountain, so be sure to stop by the Visitor Center for other suggestions on shopping, dining, and fun things to do while you are here.

For those looking to add a little thrill, don’t miss the inaugural Southern Ski & Snowboard Rail Jam competition on November 26th at the Beech Mountain Resort. Male and female athletes will compete together in beginner, intermediate and advance categories for a chance to take home cash prizes. Join the competition or simply watch the action as you sip a steaming cup of hot chocolate in this snowy paradise. The day’s festivities will be capped off by the premier of Teton Gravity Research’s Winter Film: Magic Hour. Don’t give it a second thought, it’s time to leave workday worries behind and book a getaway that is both relaxing and exhilarating. Visit or call 828-387-9283 for more information. 

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