Snowshoeing Now Available on Beech Mountain
The Town of Beech Mountain has added snowshoeing to its list of activities for visitors.
Snowshoes are available 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 checked out, free of charge, for a half day. Folks also have the option of arranging 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.
There are no fees to check out the snowshoes and they can be used for up to a half day before being returned. Free guided excursions can be arranged by calling the rec center at least 24 hours in advance.
For info, call (828) 387-3003 or visit: www.BeechRecreation.org.