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A ‘Peep’ into Local Spring Festivities

 

With the promise of spring around the corner, Black Mountain has been buzzing with activity. From businesses in bloom to spring holidays and outdoor activities, there are endless reasons to opt outside and explore Black Mountain. Here’s a spring ‘peep’ into all the latest happenings!

 

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Outdoor Activities

Set in the gorgeous rolling mountains of WNC, Black Mountain has so much to offer for those who love to travel, hike, explore, play, eat and drink outside. Check out our recommendations for local parks, disc golf, mountain views and downtown patios!

Disc Golf: Black Mountain’s 18-hole disc golf course is located at Black Mountain Veterans Park. Running along a winding creek and scenic trails, the course is relatively short, but definitely not lacking in style.

Lookout to Lookout to Lookout: A 10-mile run will take place on April 29th. Hosted by – you guessed it – Lookout Brewing Co, this race is an out-and-back from – you guessed it again! – Lookout Brewing Co, to Lookout Mountain and back. Runners will enjoy a fun yet challenging course with some pretty epic views along the way. 

 

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Hikes & Trails:

Lake Susan – Just .3 miles in length, Lake Susan makes up in beauty what it lacks in length! This short and simple loop is walking distance from downtown and a great place to enjoy the picturesque view of Lake Susan with the mountains off in the distance. 

Douglas M. Brock This easy .6-mile loop at Veterans Park is a great place to take a stroll with the family or throw some discs next to the creek.

Lookout Trail – a short but challenging 1.5-mile out-and-back trail starting in the heart of Montreat. The steep hike – complete with a short scramble to the top – ends at a gorgeous overlook of Montreat and the Seven Sisters. 

Montreat Rainbow Trail, Toll Road, Lookout Mountain continues on from Lookout and is a great moderate hike close to town. This hike, totaling 3.4 miles, is the perfect option if you want all the fun of Lookout Trail… and then some! 

Rattlesnake Mountain – also part of the Montreat/Lookout trails, Rattlesnake is a 2.6-mile out-and-back with great views. 

Warren Wilson – close to Black Mountain and totaling 5+ miles in length, the Warren Wilson River Trail is a convenient and easily accessible trail for the whole family. Park at Charles D. Owen Park and take a short stroll around the lakes, or lace up your running shoes, grab your favorite running companion and explore the full trail!

Shope Creek – roughly 25 minutes from Black Mountain, the Shope Creek trail system has dozens of hikes varying in length and difficulty that are perfect options for any trail running enthusiasts, dog owners, and hikers alike.

Outdoor Patios: Black Mountain has no shortage of outdoor patios to sip, dine, and take in views from. If you’re looking for outdoor seating to soak up the spring weather, make sure to check out Open Oven’s Bell Tower, Veranda, Black Mountain Pizza, Black Mountain Brewing, Bush Farmhouse, Foothills Grange, Trailhead Restaurant, Louise’s Kitchen, and Thai Basil – and keep your eyes peeled for an announcement on the new RailYard multiplex opening soon!

 

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Restaurants:

Black Mountain has no shortage of incredible, mouth-watering restaurants, cafés, breweries and eateries. As the selection of delicious food and beverages expands, the town maintains its charming character, walkable downtown and easy, convenient free parking. Stay up to date with new openings by following @bestlittlebeertown on Instagram and Facebook

The RailYard Black Mountain, a 1.2-acre downtown, open-air multiplex, is scheduled to APRIL 15 with food, shipping containers, a huge outdoor stage, event space for over 1,000 and one of the three largest bars in Buncombe County. Founded by local community leaders, The RailYard will be a nonprofit incubator and the home of PubCorps’ large-scale food packing events and exists to serve as a model for nurturing community connections, service and diversity in Black Mountain, Western North Carolina and beyond.

107 Deli & Market is NOW OPEN! Local favorites Foothills Local Meats and Cup of Jomo are teaming up to bring a new all-day eatery concept to Black Mountain. The restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner and is intended to be a community gathering space. 107 Deli & Market serves a Cup of Jomo coffee, a rotating selection of sandwiches, and is bringing back Foothills’ Butcher’s Table dinner series.

Black Mountain Kitchen + Ale House is now Black Mountain Pizza! The restaurant, which shut down temporarily while it went through a redecorating project, name change and an entirely new menu concept, has officially reopened. Now they’re back with a delicious new menu of quality, hand-crafted Detroit-style pizzas and appetizers.

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Upcoming Holidays

St. Patrick’s Day: Every March, we look forward to St. Patrick’s Day for the delicious draft beers, good food, and community gatherings. This year is no exception! 

White Horse Black Mountain’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration is a joyful and uplifting celebration of Irish culture, music, and poetry featuring the Southern Highlanders and the Belfast Boys. Purchase tickets in advance for a discount and to reserve your spot.

Lookout Brewing Company is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with a tasty Irish Red Ale beer release!

The Grocery is hosting live music with Gin Mill Pickers for St. Patrick’s Day, as well as serving up delicious food and drink specials.

Mothers’ Day: Wine, flowers, outdoor gear, dinner, art, jewelry, candles, bodywork… treat the mothers in your life while celebrating Black Mountain business owners by shopping locally! Not sure where to start? Visit Merry Wine Market, BAD Craft, or The Grocery for artisanal drinks and snacks. Then stop by your favorite local shops (including Seven Sisters Gallery, Blue Tree Global Apparel, Treasure Trove, Chifferobe, Painted Porch Gallery, Spice It Up, Epic Cycles, and WNC Outdoor Collective) for artisanal goods. Order flowers from Walker Town Farm or grab dessert to-go from Veranda or Cousins Cuban café. And, when in doubt, treat Mom to brunch or dinner at their favorite spot in town! 

Graduations: Downtown Black Mountain is filled with unique gifts and artisanal shops for the graduates in your life. Fill all your party needs by grabbing snacks and drinks from The Grocery, order desserts from Hey Hey Cupcake, or find a unique gift downtown (we recommend checking out Enchanted Oak, Sassafras, Cloud Cottage, and Gem Drop shop). Keep reading below for inspiration on local musicians if you’re looking to have live music at your party!

 

 

Music:

There’s plenty of live music to take in at indoor and outdoor venues in Black Mountain. And there are over 50 independent places to get a craft beer! For the latest music calendar, visit www.bestlittlebeertown.com/things-to-do.

Black Mountain Brewing
Every Wednesday, 6-8 p.m.: Jay Brown

Black Mountain Kitchen & Ale House
Every Thursday: The Big Deal Band;  6-8 p.m.
Live music every Saturday night

The Bush Farmhouse
Visit Facebook or Instagram for more info / latest music schedule!

Silverados
Every Monday: Bluegrass Jam Mondays with Sam Wharton; 7-10 p.m.
Every Thursday: Line Dance Thursdays with DJ Razor; 9 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Every Wednesday: Open Jam with Hamza Vandehey; 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Every Sunday: Karaoke with LYRIC; 9 p.m. – 11:59 p.m.

White Horse Black Mountain
Open Mic every Tuesday, 7 p.m.
Irish Music Circle on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month, 7 p.m.
Thursday, March 16; Wendy Jones and The Page Brothers Trio; 7:30 p.m.
Friday, March 17; St. Patrick’s Day Celebration; 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 18; Alien Music Club: Tom Waits Tribute; 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 19; Danielle Wertz; 7:00 p.m.
Friday, March 24; Asheville Vaudeville Collective; 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 25; The Buddy K Big Band; 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 26; Autism and Music Fundraising Concert featuring Aditi and Jay, The Blushin Roulettes, and Palmardelu; 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 29; John Ford; 7:30 p.m.
Friday, March 31; Lone Hollow; 8:00 p.m.

Foothills Grange
Every Tuesday: Seamus & Shanahan; 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

 

 

Black Mountain, NC is located just 16 miles east of downtown Asheville, 75 miles from Greenville/Spartanburg, 115 miles from Charlotte, 230 miles from Raleigh, and 210 miles from Atlanta. Black Mountain Hospitality Group is a collective of local business owners. For more information and a list of participating members, visit www.bestlittlebeertown.com or follow along on Instagram @bestlittlebeertown.