Black Mountain, North Carolina is a quaint town nestled in the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains.
With a rich history and plenty

of outdoor activities, it's no wonder why tourists and locals alike flock to this charming town. Here are the top ten things to do in the area:

  1. Hike to the summit of Mount Mitchell: As the highest peak east of the Mississippi River, Mount Mitchell offers breathtaking views that are worth the hike. The summit can be accessed by the Mount Mitchell Trail or the Black Mountain Crest Trail.

  2. Explore the Black Mountain Greenway: This scenic walking trail meanders through town and offers beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. The path is perfect for a leisurely stroll or a bike ride.

  3. Fish in Lake Tomahawk: This serene lake in the heart of Black Mountain is perfect for fishing, and it has a walking trail that circles the lake.

  4. Visit the Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center: This museum showcases the region's history, including its Native American and Civil War past.

  5. Take a tour of the historic Old Depot: Once the town's train station, the Old Depot is now a museum that houses local art and artifacts.

  6. Enjoy live music at the White Horse Black Mountain: This historic venue has been a staple in the community for decades and offers a variety of musical acts throughout the year.

  7. Explore the shops and boutiques in downtown Black Mountain: The downtown area is full of unique shops and boutiques that offer everything from antiques to handmade crafts.

  8. Attend the Sourwood Festival: This annual festival celebrates the local honey crop and features live music, arts and crafts, and plenty of delicious food.

  9. Take a scenic drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway: This iconic roadway runs through the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains and offers stunning views of the surrounding landscape.

  10. Visit nearby attractions: Black Mountain is just a short drive away from other popular attractions, including Asheville's Biltmore Estate and the Chimney Rock State Park.

From hiking to fishing to exploring the town's rich history, Black Mountain has something for everyone. So pack your bags and come discover all that this charming town has to offer.

WNCtimes by Marjorie Farrington March 11, 2023


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