Beech Mountain is a lovely town that offers a unique travel experience for visitors.
The town is not only a popular skiing destination

in winter but is also a haven for outdoor enthusiasts all year round. Beech Mountain is one of only nine communities in North Carolina to receive the prestigious designation of Wildlife Habitat Community from The National Wildlife Federation (NWF), making it a haven for wildlife lovers and nature enthusiasts.

Beech Mountain offers a range of attractions and activities for people of all ages. One of the town's highlights is the Beech Mountain Resort, a popular ski resort that features 17 slopes and trails suitable for all levels of skiers and snowboarders. In the summer months, visitors can enjoy scenic chairlift rides and hiking trails that offer stunning views of the surrounding mountain ranges. The resort also offers a range of other outdoor activities, including mountain biking, disc golf, and scenic lift rides.

Another popular attraction in Beech Mountain is the Buckeye Recreation Center, which offers a range of indoor and outdoor activities for visitors of all ages. The center features a gym, indoor pool, and a range of fitness classes, as well as outdoor facilities such as tennis and basketball courts, a playground, and a fishing pond. The town also has a range of parks and trails that offer opportunities for hiking, picnicking, and wildlife viewing.

For those interested in learning more about the town's wildlife and ecology, the town's visitors center offers educational programs and guided tours. Visitors can explore the town's ecosystem and learn about the native flora and fauna that call Beech Mountain home. The town also hosts a range of festivals and events throughout the year, including the Beech Mountain Brews and BBQ Festival, the Beech Mountain Autumn at Oz Festival, and the Beech Mountain Dog Show.

Beech Mountain's natural beauty and abundance of outdoor activities make it an ideal travel destination for adventurers and nature lovers alike. Whether visitors are looking to hit the slopes, explore the town's hiking trails, or learn more about the town's unique wildlife and ecology, Beech Mountain has something for everyone. So why not plan a trip to Beech Mountain and experience the best that North Carolina's mountains have to offer?

WNCtimes by Marjorie Farrington 3/8/2023


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