Free Kite Fest is Labor Day Weekend
Give your family a Labor Day full of memories with the 13th annual Mile High Kite & Craft Festival, Sept. 5-6 in Beech Mountain. The weekend includes kite flying, kite contests, games, crafters, prizes, music and an all-ages street dance.
Enjoy Hiking and Biking in the Renovated Emerald Outback
The Emerald Outback's trail system received an extensive renovation in late 2014. The project was financed by a Recreation Trails Program grant from the state of North Carolina. It involved widening and smoothing trails, improving drainage, replacing signage throughout the trail park, and installing safety LID (location identification) markers to assist search teams and paramedics.
At elevations reaching 5,400 feet high in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, the Emerald Outback is one of the highest and most unique trail parks east of the Rockies. Wind-swept gnarly Beech trees, lush undergrowth and small streams form an emerald forest that inspired creation of the Land of Oz theme park, which ...
Yoga Classes Reach New Heights at Beech Mountain Resort
Take your downward dog to new heights this summer with Bottoms Up Yoga on the skybar observation deck at the top of Beech Mountain Resort.
On select Saturdays between now and Sept. 12, these unique yoga classes offer the chance to invigorate and restore the mind, body and spirit. Instructor Jenna Thompson, a yogi extraordinaire, teaches the practices of the Vinyasa Flow method.
Classes begin at 10:30 a.m. and last about an hour. Participants are asked to ride the chairlift between 10-10:15 a.m. to the observation deck. Yoga mats are limited, so please bring your own if you have one.
Golfers: The Summer of 79° Guarantees Cool Temps!
A lot of places promise cool golfing conditions in summer. But only one place guarantees it.
Simply book the "Summer of 79°" stay-and-play golf package on Beech Mountain this summer and if the official high temp exceeds 79° the day you play, you receive a certificate for a free round of golf.Beech can make such a guarantee because the summertime temperature rarely exceeds 79 degrees. Heck, it rarely even gets close to that mark. In fact, since a National Weather Service station was installed on the mountain in 1992, the high has only eclipsed 79 on 11 days.
Mile High Kite & Craft Festival is Labor Day Weekend
Children of all ages are invited to fly a kite this Labor Day weekend in Beech Mountain.
The 13th annual Mile High Kite & Craft Festival takes place Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 5-6, in the town meadow. Located at more than 5,000 feet in elevation, the meadow makes it easy to sail kites more than a mile above sea level.
The festival weekend includes open kite flying Saturday afternoon and an all-ages street dance Saturday evening. On Sunday, kite-flying music and announcing provided by Terry Murray and Will Smoot of the Richmond Air Force Kite Club from Virginia. Prizes are awarded for the biggest kite, smallest kite and best decorated kite.
Other activities include races with kids pulling parachute kites, face painting, and a variety of craft and food vendors surrounding the town meadow.Read More