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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Ride the Slopes Beech Mtn

Ride the Slopes This Summer

Even in summer you can ride the slopes at Beech Mountain Resort as downhill mountain biking replaces skiing as the preferred mode of transport. The resort's downhill trails are open Thursday-Sunday, with lift access for both you and your bike. If you don't have a bike, rentals are available, as are lessons. Lift rides to the skybar are available for non-bikers.

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Mile High Kite Festival Soars Atop Beech Mountain, Sept. 3-4

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Give your family a Labor Day full of memories with the 14th annual Mile High Kite Festival, Sept. 3-4 in Beech Mountain. The weekend includes kite flying, kite contests, games, prizes, music and an all-ages street dance.

At more than 5,000 feet in elevation, the Beech Mountain town meadow allows participants to fly their kites up to a mile above sea level.
 
The free, two-day event takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. On Saturday, everyone may practice his or her kite-flying skills. Then on Sunday, the experts get in on the fun. Both the Richmond Air Force Kite Club and the Wings Across Carolina Kiting and Okra Society (WACKOS) will give kite-flying demonstrations.
 
The first 300 children (12 and younger) will receive free kites. The wide, flat kites in a half-tunnel shape are easier to fly than traditional diamond-shaped kites. Kids can decorate them and add tails.
 
Everyone who flies a kite Sunday receives a certificate proclaiming: “I flew a kite a mile high on Beech Mountain.” Prizes will be awarded for most original kite, highest-flying kite and best-decorated kite. As a precursor Saturday, anyone who makes his or her own kite from scratch can fly it and members of the kite societies will judge it.

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 ....

Summer at Ski Resort Means Music, Biking, Brews & Yoga

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Things are hopping at Beech Mountain Resort!

From late May through early September, there's a variety of activities every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Choose from fun options like: mountain biking, mile-high yoga, live music, disc golf, scenic chairlift rides and the resort's own craft beers served up cold at the 5506' Skybar.

“We want everyone to know the resort isn't just for skiing anymore. We have a lot of activities from easy to extreme," says Talia Freeman, marketing director for Beech Mountain Resort. "And, for those wanting to be surrounded by spectacular panoramic vistas while enjoying drink, food and live music, our high-altitude skybar is only a scenic lift ride away."
 
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Enjoy Hiking & Biking in High Altitude Emerald Outback

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The Emerald Outback trail system caters to outdoor enthusiasts in search of adventure at the top of Beech Mountain.
 
The Emerald Outback received an extensive renovation in late 2014. The project 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 the Land of Oz theme park, which ...

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