Black Mountain, NC

 

Black Mountain, NCFormerly called "Grey Eagle" by the Cherokee and Catawba Native Americans who used to reside in great numbers within this region of the Smoky Mountains and Appalachian mountain range, the town of Black Mountain was founded in 1893. Black Mountain, named after the Black Mountain Range that borders the north, is a town in the Buncombe County within the metropolitan area of Asheville, NC. For 116 years, visitors have been enjoying the spectacular views of the Black Mountains and the Southern Appalachian Mountain Range from this “Front Porch” of Western North Carolina.

 

Black Mountain, NCThe Town of Black Mountain offers many attractions including Lake Tomahawk Park, the Swannanoa Valley Museum, Black Mountain Center for the Arts, Appalachian style craft stores, numerous upscale gift shops, galleries, and pubic libraries. A wide variety of attractions are within an hour’s drive of the Black Mountain. The beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway is just 8 miles away via Highway 70, with the Folk Art Center and the Highland Guild just north of the town. Craggy Gardens’ beautiful picnic areas and trails as well as the views (breathtaking!) from the top of tallest mountain in the Eastern US, Mt. Mitchell are beyond description. The hiking trails, botanical gardens and educational center of the North Carolina Arboretum and the world famous Biltmore Estate, winery and Gardens with their planned summer and winter activities are also just a short drive from town.

 

Black Mountain, NCSeveral water attractions such as Chimney Rock Park, Sliding Rock, Nantahala River rafting, etc. are just a short –moderate drive from town. Black Mountain is also the home of the Lake Eden Arts (May) and Sourwood (August) Festivals and the famous singer, Roberta Flack and former NBA (basketball) star Brad Daugherty. Visitors will be drawn to its beautiful quaint shops, friendly independent businesses, quality 18-hole golf course, as well as its historic streets and structures that feature the beauty and the ambience of this down-to-earth Appalachian town.

 

Black Mountain has amazing views that bicyclists, hikers, horseback riders, picnickers, travelers, and other visitors love to come and enjoy.