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Beech Mountain is a popular resort community that offers year-round activities and some of the most wonderful views in the High Country of North Carolina. At 5,506 feet above sea level, Beech Mountain is the highestincorporated town in Eastern America and home of Ski Beech.

There are no chain restaurants or hotels in Beech Mountain, rather they have cozy country inns and lodges, quaint chalets, and a fine selection of restaurants and unique shops. Before you leave, don't miss a visit to Fred's General Mercantile, a general store that serves as the center of town life. Fred's motto is - "if we don't have it, you don't need it."

Temperatures on Beech Mountain rarely exceed 72 degrees. In summer, leave your car behind and walk on the impressive network of hiking trails, challenge yourself to a rugged mountain biking trek, drop a line into Buckeye Lake for a chance to catch mountain trout, or follow the road Lance Armstrong trained on and cycle your way to the top of Beech Mountain.

Golf, tennis and swimming privileges at the private Beech Mountain Club are available to guests staying in qualified lodgings. All-season activity on Beech Mountain continues in winter with the finest skiing, tubing and snowboarding in the Southeast at the Ski Beech Resort. Best of all, is the municipal sledding hill, next to Town Hall, always free of charge, for the little ones. Also, the streets are decorated with thousands of white Christmas lights to give the whole mountain a festive feeling all winter long.

Before there was a Town of Beech Mountain, this massive peak was settled. A generation ago, people still rode horseback to the top of "the Beech," and gathered herbs in its unspoiled fields.


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Beech Mountain Chamber of Commerce
Musical traditions, new and old, are celebrated in street dances and the Summer Sunday Sunset Outdoor Concert Series at Fred's General Mercantile. Crafts on the Green helps perpetuate the rich heritage of handicrafts in the region.