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A visit to the Town of Beech Mountain offers outdoor recreation and mile-high relaxation.
As you may know, mountain biking, hiking, and trail running are prevalent in the Emerald Outback.  But you may not know that Beech Mountain has over 20 miles of maintained trails throughout the Town traversing the varying terrain.  The Parks & Recreation Department offers guided hikes twice a month to encourage guests and residents to familiarize themselves with the trails.
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Families and seniors also covet summer vacations on Beech – hiking to waterfalls, enjoying 100-mile mountain vistas and taking in a round of mini-golf in mild temperatures that average in the mid 70s. While you're here, stop by the general store, view a sunset from a town park, enjoy dinner at one of many restaurants, visit the Beech Mountain Resort (seasonally) or attend one of the many events and concerts that take place on Beech Mountain.
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At the town's Buckeye Recreation Center, activities include indoor & outdoor tennis, volleyball and a state-of-the-art playground. There's also indoor basketball and pickleball courts and a modern fitness center, which hosts several classes from Boot Camp to Zumba to Yoga. And be sure ask about our fishing gear and kayak loaner programs, designed to fully enjoy a day at Buckeye Lake.

Beech Mountain is home to nearly 130 bird species throughout the four seasons. Because of this great abundance of species, the Buckeye Lake Recreation Area has been designated as one of two “hot spots” in the area, by the High-Country Audubon Society. Stop by the Town’s Visitor Center to pick up a NC Birding Trail list.

 
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Trout anglers enjoy finding hidden trout streams across the mountain, two of those streams – Buckeye Creek and Pond Creek – are part of the High-Country Mountain Heritage Trout Waters Trail. Recreational fishing is available at Buckeye Lake and Coffey Lake, both of which are stocked annually. Coffey Lake also has a paved 1/8-mile trail around the lake that's ideal for walking and jogging.
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In winter, Beech's high elevation creates a snowy wonderland for Beech Mountain Resort, the premier ski and snowboard destination in North Carolina. Meanwhile, the Town of Beech Mountain operates a free youth sledding hill complete with its own snow gun. Families enjoy winter vacations on and off the slopes. They stroll along the greenway, stop by the gazebo in the park, and visit shops throughout the town.

For more information on things to do in the area, visit www.beechmtn.com