Beech Mountain is the highest town in the Eastern U.S., sitting at 5,506 feet. Known as being an immense playground for all ages, Beech Mountain attracts outdoor enthusiasts year round. Regardless of when you decide to visit, you'll find entertainment for the whole family from hiking in the summer, skiing in the winter, and plenty in between.
Spring is the perfect time to visit if you want to enjoy all that Beech Mountain has to offer, without any of the crowds. During the offseason, you'll enjoy quiet hiking trails where you can really immerse yourself with nature, without having to tune out voices from other hikers. Embrace the cool temperatures, fresh blossoms, and tranquility of nature awakening from winter.
With Beech Mountain sitting so high up in the mountains, the summer isn't nearly as hot and humid as other places in North Carolina. It offers prime hiking, mountain biking, and canoeing in Buckeye Lake. The summer season is also the perfect time to relax and enjoy live outdoor concerts after a long day in the sun. You'll find many other family-friendly activities and events offered throughout the town this time of year.
Fall is by far most people's favorite time of the year to visit Beech Mountain. Take in the beautiful fall foliage during the day and cozy up in a sweater by the fire at night. It really doesn't get better than that for an autumn getaway! If you're ready to get outside and see what nature has to offer, you won't run out of things to do and winding trails to discover. But, hey, no judgment if you prefer taking in the views from your cabin with a great book in your lap.
Great skiing in the South doesn't happen in more than a few places and Beech Mountain is undoubtedly one of the best. Watch the Blue Ridge Mountains come alive in a different way as they're covered by fresh snow and skiers, snowboarders, and sledders from all over the Southeast flock to their slopes. You'll certainly enjoy visiting this quaint mountain town in the winter, whether you'll be taking it in from the ski runs or snuggled up in a cozy cabin.