Beech Mountain - Coolest Spot In The Area

Beech Mountain - Coolest Spot In The Area

At 5,506 feet, Beech Mountain is the highest town in eastern North America. That means two things: when winter comes, it's a great place to ski. More important right now, however, is that even on the hottest day of summer, it's cool on top of Beech Mountain. Even when it's steamy in the "lowlands" of 3,000-plus feet, the temperature stays comfortable here.

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The rest of the world seems very distant when you settle down on the front porch of a rental condo and survey the magnificent view that is one of Beech Mountain's trademarks. As the cool summer night air sends you looking for a sweater, you'll probably smile at the thought of how hot it is down in the lowlands.

Beech Mountain is a four-season resort. There are over 5,000 beds available on top of the mountain. These range from the rustic cabins to mountain chalets to luxury condominiums. When it's time to eat, you can enjoy anything from a deli sandwich to a gourmet meal by candlelight.

During the days, there are many specialty stores for shopping, a golf course, horseback riding, tennis, swimming and hiking. There are nearby canoe and raft runs that are among the best the east offers. Nightlife is alive and well on the mountain. Whatever your musical taste, you can find a spot to enjoy an after-hours scene.

There's another good thing about Beech Mountain. The mountain is so huge that much of it remains in a natural state, with rich forests dotted by rolling farm land. It's only a short drive from the "downtown" to the country - or resorts. Take your pick!

Their guess is if you spend some time in Beech Mountain, you'll want to come back to do some real estate shopping. Or at least book a slopeside condo for the ski season!

Beech Mountain’s Buckeye Lake & Park:

With so many attractions, the High Country can surprise even long-time visitors with some of the more hidden places where they can find great beauty and recreation.

That would perfectly describe Buckeye Lake, on the ‘backside’ of Beech Mountain and a part of the Town of Beech Mountain’s fine park system. Buckeye Lake is picture-perfect, framed in the bulk of the 5,500 foot-high mountain, remote with no nearby development yet easily accessible from Beech Mountain Parkway and the town and resort on top.Beech Mountain - Coolest Spot In The Area

The seven-acre lake is stocked year round with trout (fishing licenses are available at Fred’s General Store on top of Beech Mountain), and trails from the various access points - and nearly surrounding the lake - offer privacy in the dozens of little coves to try your luck.

For the main access point you can turn directly off the main road past the town park and by Genesis Wildlife Sanctuary, which deserves a visit before you get to the lake’s only boat ramp (no motorized craft are allowed on the lake). This unique non-profit wildlife rescue and rehabilitation center has outdoor cages filled with their rescued wild animals, a small trail system, and the dome center is open to the public during certain hours for families and children to see the wildlife kept indoors and learn how to help protect their friends out in the woods.

Above the lake stands another fine recreation destination, the largest of the Town of Beech Mountain’s public parks. The Buckeye Lake Park offers a picnic shelter, grill, restrooms, two hard surface tennis courts, a small playground, softball field and walking trail around the perimeter. There is also a new indoor recreation facility.

And while checking out the Buckeye Lake and Buckeye Lake Park, don’t forget to treat yourself to a walk or hike on the Town of Beech Mountain’s award winning trail system.

For more information Contact:

Official Beech Mountain, NC website : http://www.townofbeechmountain.com/
Beech Mountain Ski Resort website: http://www.skibeech.com/

Beech Mountain Chamber of Commerce
403A Beech Mountain Pkwy
Beech Mountain, NC 28604
Phone: (828) 387-9283
Web: http://www.beechmtn.com

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