June Family Month Provides 30 Days of Memory Making Fun on Beech Mountain

Published Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 3:28 pm

BEECH MOUNTAIN, N.C. – This June, Beech Mountain encourages families to get outside, expand their horizons and make memories together. Family Fun Month includes a 30-day lineup of outdoor adventures, concerts, picnics, movies under the stars and a fireworks finale.

Beech Mountain’s location in the North Carolina High Country provides abundant natural resources to hike, bike, paddle and fish. And its elevation at 5,506 feet makes for pleasant temperatures with low humidity.

Many of the Family Fun Month activities at Buckeye Recreation Center offer guided instruction. Take a mountain biking lesson or go on a guided ride, hit the hiking trail with a naturalist, try your hand at trout fishing, or learn how to play pickleball.

“These activities provide families an opportunity to connect and bond with each other, which is important for everyone to do but particularly for families,” says Kate Gavenus, tourism director for the town of Beech Mountain. “Some vacations can be so busy, but spending time in the mountains hiking, fishing and canoeing allows you time to relax.”

New this year, the Brick Oven Pizzeria in the heart of Beech Mountain will offer a full afternoon and evening of free activities each Friday of the month in the field next door to the restaurant. Friday field days begin at 2 p.m. with bounce houses and children’s games. A family-friendly concert follows at 5:30 p.m. Movies under the stars will take place in the same location at 8:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

On Saturday, June 16, the annual “A Cool 5 Race” begins at Town Hall. The challenging five-mile course tops out at 5,400 feet in elevation. A less strenuous option is the 1.5-mile fun run/walk or the 1.5-mile walk and wag for families with four-legged members.Family Fun Month leads right into Beech Mountain’s Mile High Fourth of July Celebration, which runs June 29-July 4. On Saturday, June 30, the famous 47th Annual Roasting of the Hog serves up some of the tastiest barbecue in the High Country at Beech Mountain Resort. Fireworks then light up the night sky above the mountain.

Several properties offer Family Month lodging specials, including three nights for the price of two. Some activities require Family Fun Month participation cards, which are available along with complimentary fidget spinners for kids 12 and under at the Beech Visitor Center.

For a full lineup of events and list of lodging specials, go to: www.BeechMtn.com or call 800-468-5506.

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