Downtown Black Mountain North Carolina.

Black Mountain, NC

Located just 15 miles east of downtown Asheville, the town of Black Mountain has established itself as a vibrant cultural mecca within a quiet, small-town atmosphere. The bustling arts and crafts and live music scenes offer year-round opportunities to experience the town’s charming and eclectic mountain vibe.

Situated at 2,405’ elevation, Black Mountain offers some of the most jaw-dropping mountain views in Western North Carolina. Just a short walk from downtown, Lake Tomahawk park features a walking trail that provides glimpses of Greybeard Mountain and Seven Sisters peaks. Just on the outskirts of downtown in the neighboring municipality of Montreat, outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy over 40 miles of protected hiking trails. Popular hikes such as Lookout Mountain and Rattlesnake Mountain offer breathtaking 360 views at the summit.

Since its inception in 1893, Black Mountain has become home to a thriving arts and crafts community that is deeply tied to the city’s architectural history. The Swannanoa Valley Museum offers an inside look historical archives and artifacts, while the Black Mountain Center for the Arts houses a myriad of local art exhibits, classes, and workshops. Visitors can also find local art and live music at one of the town’s many renowned festivals. The annual Sourwood Festival is a summertime favorite, while the highly-anticipated LEAF festival attracts musical talent from across the world every spring and fall.

Black Mountain’s quaint downtown streets are lined with over 30 restaurants and breweries. The Trailhead restaurant is a local favorite offering a rotating menu of seasonal dishes. Beer aficionados should be sure to visit Pisgah Brewing and Lookout Brewing to sample the best of the town’s local craft beers.

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