I have to admit that I had always thought Beech Mountain was just a ski resort, so I was pleasantly surprised on a recent visit to find a whole little town at the top of the mountain. Dubbed “Eastern America’s Highest Town”, Beech Mountain sits at an elevation of 5506 feet and offers amazing views of neighboring states. Once you get up the mountain, you never really have to leave. Restaurants’ offer fare ranging from pizza and beer at Brick Oven Pizzeria, to fine dining at Jackalopes, and Fred’s Mercantile has a little something of everything, serving as the town’s deli, grocery, hardware, and clothing store.
This article was published in print in the January 2012 edition of the Simpsonville Sentinel and online at See the South.
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