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Buckeye Recreation Center is Buzzing with Happenings

June 19, 2012. Here’s the new Buckeye Buzz: Elevate your recreation at the Buckeye Recreation Center at Beech Mountain.


Walk for Wine, Wednesday, June 20

Hike/walk along Beech Mountain’s eastern most ridge, which opens up to some of the most gorgeous views in the high country, including vineyard vistas, Grandfather Mountain and Hanging Rock. On a clear day you can see Boone, Blowing Rock and beyond. You will stroll through pasture land, rugged forest and capture pictures of breath-taking scenery when the trees part. This is an easy to moderate hike that will reward you with a relaxing visit, picnic and wine tasting at the Banner Elk Winery upon completion. Don’t worry, shuttles will be provided for your return. The hike will depart from Town Hall at 1:30 p.m. and you will be shuttled back by 5 p.m.


Beech Bark Park Open for Business

That’s right, the Beech Bark Park is officially open for business, complete with picnic pavilion, water, walking paths, a small dog area, large dog area and plenty of parking high atop Beech Mountain for you and your best friend to enjoy.


Parks & Rec Fitness Happenings

Boot Camp and Yoga at the Top of the Mountain All Summer Long.

Join Marla on every Tuesday and Thursday night starting June 5. Yoga will be held at the Gazebo on Fred’s Lawn at 4:15 p.m. all summer long, weather permitting. Boot Camp will start at the Dog Park at 5:30 p.m.

If there is inclement weather, Yoga will be held at Town Hall and Boot Camp will be cancelled. 


CrossFit with Daniel

Join Daniel for super high intensity workout. Find out what everyone is talking about on Monday, June 25, at 5:30 at Buckeye Recreation Center. 

Join the Group for Fun and Fitness Saturday mornings at 8 a.m. to walk or run the roads of Beech Mountain. You must sign up in person or call at least 24 hours before to reserve your spot for these two sessions.

Session 1 – June 16-July 28

Session 2 – August 4- September 15


New Summer Classes

Check the website for information on all of the wonderful new summer classes that will be presented this season. Look for “Stretch and Tone,” Bosu, Bands and Balls and many more exciting group fitness classes. 


Check Out the Facebook Page

Keep up with the latest Parks & Recreation happenings, fitness schedules, program updates, health and fitness tips and trail status updates. Share your favorite experiences with other Beech Mountaineers, and give feed back. Join in the fun on Facebook today.


Beech Mountain’s Biggest Winner Program

Beech Mountain is now accepting registrations for our summer weight loss program. This is a ten week program which will utilize diet and exercise to help you to meet your goals. Have fun, learn, attain a healthy level of fitness and lose weight. Call Marla Gentile, Fitness Specialist for more information: 828-387-3003. 

Quick Fitness Tip: Did you know that tomatoes are really fruit and they have more health benefiting qualities than found in apples. Tomatoes can be crucial in promoting excellent eye health.


47th Annual Roasting of the Hog

When: June 30, 2012

Time: 6 p.m.

Where: Beech Mountain Resort View Haus

Cost: Advance Tickets Adults $15. Children 7 and under $7.50

At the Event Adults $20. Children 7 and under $10

Parking Free with Ticket Purchase

Info: This is one of the High Country’s premier Independence Day celebrations and a joint effort on the part of the Chamber, Town of Beech Mountain, Tourism Development Authority and Beech Mountain Volunteer Firemen. After years of perfecting the seasonings and charcoal blends, this barbeque (smoked pork & turkey) is the best in the High Country. Enjoy music by the Smokey Breeze Band, dancing on the deck, games for the kids, face painting, bounce house, tasty treats and more while dining indoor oroutdoors at beautiful Beech Mountain Resort. Scenic lift rides. Grand fireworks display at dark. Tickets on sale at Fred’s General Mercantile, Beech Mountain Club, Buckeye Recreation Center, Chamber Office and online at www.beechmountainchamber.com


Beech Mountain is excited to invite you to join them for a great hike along Lower Pond Creek Trail and Locust Ridge on Saturday, June 23. This hike is moderate to advanced, so be sure to bring good boots, poles and water. This hike will depart from Lake Coffey at 9 a.m. and you won’t want to miss it.

The 2012 Summer Program Guides are here.

The 2012 Summer Program Guides are here and filled with tons of fun and exciting community opportunities for you and your family. There is something for everyone on Beech Mountain, and the Program Guides are proof. Stop by Buckeye, the Beech Mountain Visitor’s Center, Town Hall, or any number of Beech Mountain businesses to pick up your copy today. A digital copy of the Program Guide is also available at www.beechrecreation.org.


Art History Presentation & Wine Tasting with Grandfather Winery

Meet at Buckeye Recreation at 5 p.m. for an Art History Made Easy presentation and complimentary wine tasting with Grandfather Winery and Vineyard. Blue Ridge Cannery and Crepe Restaurant will also be there with samples of their delicious canning creations for the tasting. Jerry Olsen will be making the presentation in a fun and easy to understand manner, so it is sure to be fun for everyone. This is a free event.


Canoe and Kayak Excursion on Lake Coffee

Meet up on Thursday, June 21 at Lake Coffee for a Canoe and Kayak Excursion. If you need a boat, you will need to sign up in advance at Buckeye Recreation- 828-387-3003 or email bpowell@townofbeechmountain.com. This is a great way to get out and enjoy the outdoors with your family. Bring your non-motorized boat to Lake Coffee and enjoy some sunshine and paddling. The cost is $5 per person.


Kid’s Fishing Derby

Saturday, June 23 at Lake Coffey

Registration at 8 a.m., Fishing Derby from 9-11 a.m.

Awards Presented Immediately Following

Ages 12 and Under


June Scavenger Hunt List:

Want to have an exciting summer adventure? Grab your camera and join us for our Summer Scavenger Hunt. Local flora and fauna, Beech townsmen and women, and miscellaneous items are the treasures at hand. Capture the treasures with a quick snap of your camera and earn points for each item found. Earn the most points and win the prize. A list is also posted on the website and is available at Buckeye Recreation Center. You have until 4 p.m. on Friday to submit your findings…ready, set, go!



4 Leaf Clover

Railroad Coal

Wild Turkey Feather

White Tail Deer


Paint Rock


A Beech Mountain Post Card

An 18th Hole

Flashing Beech Mountain Blue Lights




Somewhere Over the Rainbow

The Hottest Dog in Town

Tulip Poplar Leaf

The Mayor of Beech Mountain

Ground Hog

A Spider Web

A Blueberry Bush

An Hare Horn

Yellow Brick Road



Black Bear

A Park of Bark

Charlie’s Three R’s

Indigo Bunting

A Jewel of a Trail


Bark Park and Friends

Sunday, June 24 at 11 a.m.

Bring your furry and four legged best friend(s) to visit with other dogs and enjoy a special visit from Erica from My Best Friend’s Barkery. This is a free event and snacks and treats will be provided for all. 


Buckeye Recreation Center Member of the Week

Become the member of the week by showing consistency in your workouts and class attendance. Congratulations to Ginny Blackman for her dedication and enthusiasm towards reaching her fitness goals. She is the member of the week.


June New Member Special

Bring a friend to a fitness class for free. You already know how wonderful our group fitness classes are, share one with a friend.

For more information regarding the Town of Beech Mountain’s Parks & Recreation Department, upcoming events, programs or fitness and wellness services, please visit www.beechrecreation.org. You can also call us at 828-387-3003. You can also find more information on Town happenings on Cable Channel 2. Not a cable customer? You can now see Channel 2 online at www.beechtv.com.