Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Together Time is the Focus During June Family Fun Month in Beech Mountain

Press Release by Craig Distl

As the highest town in eastern America, Beech Mountain offers a cool escape for families to get away from everyday life. And no time is better than June, when the town’s Family Fun Month provides 30 consecutive days of organized family activities.

Family Fun Month, now entering its third year, is designed to bring families back together through outdoor activities and adventures.

Parents, kids and grandparents can choose from a long list of things to do, including family hikes, ride-along ATV tours, scenic chairlift rides, disc golf, mountain biking, movies under the stars, and trips to nearby Grandfather Mountain. There are even Friday tours of the old Land of Oz theme park.

“Family Fun Month is perfect for families who all too often postpone ‘together time,’” says Kate Gavenus, tourism director for the town of Beech Mountain. “We only get 18 summers with our children, so take time with the family while you can.”

All major entities on Beech Mountain join forces to make Family Fun Month a complete experience. It is a collaboration of the Beech Mountain Tourism Development Authority, Beech Mountain Resort, Beech Mountain Club, Beech Mountain Chamber and local accommodations.

Fitness-oriented families should circle the weekend of June 10-12 on their calendars. That is the Cool 5 Race Weekend, which includes a challenging five-mile run, a shorter fun run, popsicle relay race and other active pursuits.

The weekend of June 17-19 features the second annual Mountain Invitational Junior Golf Tournament at Beech Mountain Club, along with the inaugural Mountain Invitational Junior Tennis Championship at the club.

And if you run out of fun things to do on the mountain, take advantage of discount tickets to nearby Grandfather Mountain, Tweetsie Railroad, Linville Caverns and the Biltmore Estate.

Three lodging specials make it even more enticing. Families who stay two consecutive nights in June receive a third night at no charge, or they can opt for a 25 percent discount on visits of five nights or more. A 10 percent discount is available for shorter, two-night stays.

For info on Family Fun Month and lodging discounts, call (800) 468-5506, or visit:

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Birding on Beech

New event for Beech Mountain:  Birding on Beech

Our guide will be Ranger Appling of Grandfather Mountain State Park

When: May 9, 2016

Time: 9:00 am

For more information:

Check out this link for brochure


Presented by Beech Mountain Parks and Recreation Department

Beech Mountain, NC, May 4, 2016- Are you ready for summer? Here at Camp 
Buckeye we are more than ready to accommodate your child's needs for outdoor activity and education. Camp Buckeye is an outdoor adventure camp that focuses on outdoor education, and utilizing all of the resources the high country has to offer in an exciting and fun way. Campers will participate in a variety of activities such as: sailing, fishing, climbing, camp fire cooking, biking, orienteering, and much more! Come see why Camp Buckeye on Beech Mountain is a great way to spend your summer.

"We're really excited to implement an assortment of new 
recreational activities and field trips for our campers!" - 
David Putnam, Recreation Coordinator

Camp Buckeye offers two separate summer camp programs. Our standard camp 
is for ages 5-12 ($30 per day or $125/week). The second is our new and exciting Junior Counselor Leadership Program for ages 13-16 ($50/week). J.C.L.P. is designed to give our campers more opportunities that involve responsibility and community outreach. These campers also collect volunteer hours for required clubs and extracurricular organizations! Both camps operate 9:00AM to 3:00PMMonday through Friday, starting June 20th and ending July 29th.

For more information and a weekly itinerary, please visithttp://beechrecreation.org/family-fun/summer-camp/

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact David Putnam at 828-387-3003 or email at dputnam@townofbeechmountain.com.
1330 Pine Ridge Rd.
Beech Mountain, NC 28604