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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Ski Resort Offers Yoga, Music & More

Summer comes to life at Beech Mountain Resort with mile high yoga, live music, downhill mountain biking, disc golf and more. The resort is open Thursday through Sunday from late May through Labor Day. Take summer fun to new heights in Eastern America's Highest Town, where temperatures stay in the 70s all summer long. Click below for more details ...

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Mile High Fourth Offers a Sizzlin' Cool Escape, June 30-July 4

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Beech Mountain and its fellow resort town of Banner Elk team up each July on a sizzling cool celebration of Independence Day. The Mile High Fourth of July takes place June 30-July 4 and includes fireworks, a parade, barbecue, live music at multiple venues, and more.

Spread over five days in the two neighboring towns, this extravaganza offers a “beat the heat” option for the July holiday weekend.

Highlights include a mile-high fireworks show Saturday night atop Beech Mountain (elevation 5,506 feet) and an all-American Main Street parade Tuesday in Banner Elk. Saturday’s fireworks are preceded by the 47th annual Roasting of the Hog on Beech Mountain, where families can gather for a feast of smoked barbecue and turkey.
Tuesday’s parade, one of the South’s friendliest, concludes in Banner Elk’s Tate-Evans Park, where there will be food vendors and traditional July 4th contests like sack races, three-legged races and a rubber duck derby. In conjunction with the parade, a barbecue lawn party is hosted by Dunn’s Deli and includes live music.
Speaking of live music, admission is free for most of the bands playing at various venues across the five days, including the Blues on Beech celebration Saturday at Fast Eddie's, Sunday jazz at Beech Alpen Inn and a Monday afternoon concert by the Rockabillys in the Beech kite field adjacent to the Famous Brick Oven Pizzeria ...

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. Click below for more details ...

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


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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