BEECH MOUNTAIN, NC

Beech Mountain is the highest town in Eastern America and an ideal vacation spot in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains. Our elevation (5,506 feet) sets us apart 12 months a year.

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Beech Mountain Metric on Tap May 20

The annual Beech Mountain Metric challenges riders May 20 with 61 miles that include 8,000 feet of climbing. It concludes with the famed ascent up Beech that was usually the finishing stage of the Tour DuPont. There are also two shorter rides (23 miles & 43 miles), plus a training weekend April 28-30. For info or registration, click below ...

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June Family Fun Month + Beech Mountain = 30 Days of Fun

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As the highest town in eastern America, Beech Mountain is a great place for families to get away from it all. This is particularly true in June, when Family Fun Month provides 30 days of organized activities.
 
The emphasis of Family Fun Month is getting parents, kids and grandparents together for that elusive quality time that is often postponed in modern life.
 
“We only get 18 summers with our children, so take time with the family while you can,” says Kate Gavenus, tourism director for the town of Beech Mountain.
 
When was the last time your family rode bikes together, hiked a mountain trail, attended a street dance, listened to live music, watched a movie under the stars or learned a new sport like pickleball? Those activities – plus dozens more – await during this fourth annual family-centric celebration.
 
All major entities on Beech Mountain join forces on the Family Fun Month initiative. It is a collaboration of the Beech Mountain Tourism Development Authority, Beech Mountain Resort, Beech Mountain Club, Beech Mountain Parks & Recn Department, Beech Mountain Chamber and several town businesses. Click below for more ...

Cool 5 Weekend Welcomes Runners & Families June 16-18

Cool5 Race Weekend 001From a 5-mile run to the top of the mountain to a 1.5-mile fun run to a pet-friendly “walk and wag,” A Cool 5 Weekend on Beech Mountain offers races for the entire family June 16-18.

Now in its 10th year, the weekend is highlighted by the 5-mile trek Saturday morning on a challenging route with 360-degree views.
 
“It’s a great way for runners across the Southeast to escape the heat of early summer,” says Kate Gavenus, tourism director for Beech Mountain. “Our elevation of 5,506 feet ensures cooler temperatures. And being a resort town, we have much to offer runners and their families.”
 
Entry fee for the 5-mile race is $25 through June 10 and $30 after that. Entry fees for the Fun Run/Walk and Walk & Wag are $20 through June 10 and $30 after that.
 
Race participants and their families are encouraged to take advantage of special lodging rates available, as well as other family-friendly events taking place that weekend as part of Beech Mountain's June Family Fun Month ...
 

Top 10 Reasons to Visit Beech Mountain, North Carolina

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There are so many cool things to experience during a visit to Beech Mountain, North Carolina, it's hard to single out just 10. But we took our best shot at it anyway.

Our list includes amazing views from the 5,506' Skybar to 30 miles of gorgeous hiking trails to one of the best ski resorts on the East Coast. Click the link below to check out 10 great reasons to spend your next getaway in Eastern America's Highest Town ...

 

Video: Find Yourself in the Great Outdoors of the Blue Ridge

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A visit to the mile-high town of Beech Mountain has its rewards. At 5,506 feet in the Blue Ridge, you are surrounded by nature and beauty. Eastern America's highest incorporated town is the perfect place to step outside yourself and pursue the great outdoors.
 
From hiking, mountain biking, yoga and fishing in the summer to skiing, snowboarding and ice skating in the winter, the great outdoors await in this natural playground.
 
For your next vacation, take the trail you thought you could never conquer or learn a sport you never thought you could. Click the button below to view four seasons of outdoor adventure high atop Beech Mountain ...

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