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Emerald Outback Grand Re-Opening Takes Place June 6-7
The renovated and redesigned Emerald Outback at Beech Mountain - already open for hikers and bikers - officially celebrates its grand re-opening June 6-7. The park caters to outdoor enthusiasts in search of adventure at the top of Beech Mountain.
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 ...
Races for All Levels During 'A Cool 5' Weekend, June 19-21
Eastern America’s highest town announces five options for runners during this year’s “A Cool 5” race weekend, June 19-21, with competition for every fitness level and member of the family.
The bulk of racing takes place Saturday morning, June 20, with a 5-mile run; 1.5-mile fun run/walk; and a pet-friendly 1.5-mile walk & wag. All three begin at town hall at 8:30 a.m.
The challenging 5-mile run is known for its views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, ascent to the mountaintop, and fast downhill finish, while the fun run/walk has moderate elevation changes with many locations for spectators to cheer and encourage all racers.
Meanwhile, the walk & wag features runners of the four-legged variety on a route that circles the town’s Bark Park and includes stations with doggy water and treats.
Kids and other family members are encouraged to participate in two running events Friday afternoon, June 19.
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.
Awesome Midweek Deal: Two Nights, One Day on Slopes - $99
If you’re looking for a great deal on a North Carolina ski package, you’ve come to the right place.
Once again this winter, the town of Beech Mountain offers its killer weekday special: two nights lodging and one day on the slopes for just $99 per person, based on double occupancy.
This deal, which is the best in the Blue Ridge, is available weekdays throughout ski season, with the exception of: Martin Luther King Day, Presidents Day and the Christmas holiday period. So come up to Beech Mountain this winter and take advantage of shorter lift lines and less-crowded slopes during the week.