Snowshoeing Now Available on Beech Mountain
The Town of Beech Mountain has added snowshoeing to its list of activities for visitors.
Snowshoes are available for rent from the Beech Mountain Parks & Recreation Department for use on 30 miles of town-maintained trails.
The department has a dozen pairs of snowshoes which can be rented by the hour, half day, or full day. Folks also have the option of booking a guided snowshoe excursion with a member of the recreation department staff.
Beech Mountain has an extensive trail system available for snowshoeing. The level of difficulty ranges from easy to moderate to strenuous. Experienced snowshoers might consider the Emerald Outback trails at the top of the mountain.
Meanwhile, another snowshoeing option is the 1/3-mile walking track surrounding the Buckeye Recreation Center.
Rental rates for snowshoes are: $5 an hour, $15 for a half day, and $25 for a full day. Guided excursions range from $30-$70, depending on length and the number of people.
For info, call (828) 387-3003 or visit: www.BeechRecreation.org.