fall_hiking_beech_05In fall, humans have an advantage over us squirrels. While we have to scurry around gathering the final harvest of acorns before winter, you get to enjoy the beautiful fall foliage here in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Since there was not an early frost this year, the fall colors are arriving later, which means you still have plenty of time to come to Beech Mountain to see the trees dressed in yellow, orange and red.

Beech Mountain always offers great packages to visitors. And it has a doozy of a deal this fall called the Hike and Wine Package.

For only $169, you (and another lucky human you chose to bring with you) can stay for two nights. When you arrive, you’ll get maps for the Town of Beech Mountain’s hiking trails and trails in the Emerald Outback, which crisscross the mountaintop. That’s almost 30 miles of trails! You’ll also receive two passes to Buckeye Recreation Center, where you can play tennis, go for a run or do all sorts of fun exercises.

The package also includes two tastings at Banner Elk Winery, the first winery built in the High Country. The cabernet sauvignon, rosé and red blend all won gold medals this month at the North Carolina State Fair.

Fall colors, hiking and wine — it doesn’t get much better than that. So head to Eastern America’s highest town to make the most of this fall weather. And if you see any acorns on your way up the mountain, save them for me!

Yours truly,
Boomer the Squirrel