Road Trip & Things To Do In Black Mountain NC

  • Road Trip & Things To Do In Black Mountain NC
Road Trip & Things To Do In Black Mountain NC

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Overview: Road Trip & Things To Do In Black Mountain NC

Black Mountain is a small town just a short drive from Asheville that is nestled in the Swannanoa River Valley. It is less than an hour drive from from the Meadowlark Motel in Maggie Valley. The town is surrounded by the scenic beauty of the Pisgah and Nantahala National Forests which makes it a perfect day tri. Outdoor activities and events are in abundance for the area which makes it a great way to enjoy any season.

Day One : Road Trip & Things To Do In Black Mountain NC

Morning:

  • Lite breakfast at the Meadowlark Lobby
    Before your day trip to Black Mountain, stop by for a beverage and a morning snack.
  • Drive to Asheville
    Travel I-40 East (approx. 40 minutes)
  • WNC Farmers Market
    570 Brevard Road, Asheville, NC 28806 I-40 East/Exit 47 Phone: 828-253-1691
    The WNC farmers market is a year-round, daily market with indoor & covered stalls showcasing local produce, seasonal inspired crafts & plants from local farmers and vendors.

Afternoon:

  • Lunch at 12 Bones Barbeque [River Location] 5 Foundy Street, Asheville, NC 28801 Phone: 828-253-4499
    The hours for this restaurant are 11:00AM-6:00PM Monday-Friday, Closed Saturday-Sunday

    12 Bones Smoke House

    12 Bones Smoke House

    If you are looking to experience delicious smokehouse barbeque that is unique to Asheville, look no further than 12 Bones. It got its fame around town and nationwide after Barack and Michelle Obama had eaten their signature 12 Bones’ sweet rack three times. The experience can be explained as original and a symbolism of Asheville. It will have you wanting to return. Menu

  • Drive and Visit Chimney Rock State Park
    399 Main Street, Chimney Rock, North Carolina 28720 Phone: 1-800-277-9611

    Visit Chimney Rock State Park

    Visit Chimney Rock State Park

    Only a 40 min drive from 12 Bones in Asheville is the nationally known Chimney Rock State Park. The park has events occurring monthly for tourists to enjoy with occasional free admission specials. Tourists can absorb the glorious views of the 75-mile panoramic views of the Hickory Nut Gorge and Lake Lure at an elevation of 2,280 feet above sea level. A Souvenir shop is available at the top for visitors. This is a must Western North Carolina monument to visit. For information on admission rates call the number above.

Evening:

  • Drive/Visit Pisgah Brewing Company Taproom in Black Mountain
    150 Eastside Drive, Black Mountain, NC 28711; 45 minutes via NC-9 North Phone: 828-669-0190
    Local food trucks available Wednesday-Sunday

    Pisgah Brewing Company Taproom

    Pisgah Brewing Company Taproom

    After your visit of Chimney Rock, experience the exceptional taste of a local craft beer. Pisgah Brewing Company has many awards and has become a favorite for locals and tourists. It also hosts concerts and festivals events monthly.

Day Two : Road Trip & Things To Do In Black Mountain NC

Morning:

  • Breakfast at the Carver’s Maggie Valley Restaurant
    Hours for the Maggie Valley Restaurant are 7:00AM-3:00 PM Monday-Tuesday, Closed Wednesday-Thursday and 7:00AM-4:00PM Friday-Sunday
    Located next to the Meadowlark Motel property is full service breakfast joint. This restaurant has been a local favorite for decades. It is a perfect way to begin your morning with delicious southern home style cooking.
  • Drive to Black Mountain
    Travel I-40 East (Approx. 50 Minutes)
  • Visit the Swannanoa Valley Museum
    223 West State Street, POB 306, Black Mountain, NC 28711 Phone: 828-669-9566
    This is a great way to learn about the social, cultural and natural history of the Swannanoa River Valley in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Admission is free but a donation of $5 is appreciated.
  • Shop Downtown Specialty Shops in Black Mountain
    Complete listing of shops visit here.
    Downtown Black Mountain is home a wide variety of unique gift shops that is sure that are worth a visit.v

Afternoon:

  • Lunch at Fresh Wood Fired Pizza and Pasta
    100 S Ridgeway Avenue, Black Mountain, NC 28711 Phone: 828-669-6999
    This pizzeria is open 11:00AM-9:00PM Monday-Thursday, 11:00AM-9:30PM Frday-Saturday.Noon-9:00PM Sunday.
    This restaurant is known for sourcing fresh local ingredients in their dishes utilizing centuries old traditions of Italian cuisine. It is a great way to observe and experience how pizza was cooked 180 years ago. Menu
  • A Walk or Fishing at Lake Tomahawk Park in Black Mountain
    401 Laurel Cir Drive, Black Mountain, NC 28711 Phone: 828-669-2052
    This is a great outdoor park that is maintained by the Black Mountain Parks and Recreation. It hosts many community events and outdoor concerts series. For more information call the number listed above.Or
  • A Hike/Bike Ride at Point Lookout Trail
    Directions via Black Mountain end: Take Interstate 40 eastbound to exit 66. Then take a right onto “Old Hwy 70 E”. At the stop sign, continue straight on to Royal Gorge road. The dead end is the parking area.
    Directions to the Old Fort Picnic Area: Take exit 72 and then turn left onto “Old US-70”. Travel 2.4 miles to the Mill Creek Road intersection, the picnic area is on the left.

Things to Remember:

  • Ride on the right side of the road.
  • It is recommended to avoid train tracks for safety
  • Be aware of blind spots on the trail
  • The trail is not appropriate for racing
  • Communicate with fellow trail riders by indicating actions “stopping” “approaching”
  • Hunting is allowed on public lands during hunting season
  • For additional questions contact the local US Forest Service, Phone: 828-652-2144, in an emergency call 911, mileposts are located throughout the trail
  • Littering is strictly enforced
  • Motorized bikes are not allowed
  • Dogs need to be on a leash at all times
  • Yield to others using the trail.
  • It is prohibited to feed wildlife
  • Trail is open from dawn to dusk
  • Restrooms are not available on the trail; primitive restrooms are maintained May-October
  • Bring water

Approximately 3 miles in length, it’s a perfect way to get in some exercise while relishing the views of Blue Ridge Mountains. There is the Andrews Geyser on the trail and a picnic area at the Old Fort end which will be perfect for picture taking! The best place to park is at the Old Fort Picnic Area, May-October [Closed during winter].

Evening:

  • Live Music at the White Horse Black Mountain
    105 Montreat Rd, Black Mountain, NC 28711 Phone: 828-669-0816
    Hours vary on event. Evening shows typically begin at 7:30PM OR 8:00PM.
    This venue hosts weekly conceits and other various events. There is a variety of restaurants within easy walking distance of White Horse. It is encouraged pickup up a to go order from one of their neighboring restaurants and bring it in to White Horse. They will also provide a concession. Visit our Black Mountain Event List for scheduled concerts.

Black Mountain Event List

January

  • Sam Burchfield and The Scoundrels New Year’s Celebration
    JANUARY 1, 2018 1:30PM Phone: 828-669-0190
    Pisgah Brewing Taproom
    Sam Burchfield is an artist with a honest voice. From folk to southern soul sound, his band is sure to be a pleasure to experience. The show cost is $15, with college football being aired after the event. For more information on tickets and the event, call or visit the Pisgah Brewing Co. website.
  • First Day Hike at Chimney Rock
    JANUARY 1, 2018 8:00AM-10:00AM Phone: 1-800-277-9611
    Chimney Rock State Park
    This New Year day celebration is free of charge, including free admission into the park. Participants in the hike can return later in the day for free. This event will include an guided tour by a Park Ranger. Visitors will learn about the historical significance about the park. Shuttle services will be provided down the mountain. It is strongly encouraged to bring water and appropriate clothing. Additional information can be obtained by vising the Chimney Rock Park website or calling the number above.
  • Winter Wonders Photo Contest
    JANUARY 1, 2018-March 19, 2018 10:00AM-6:00PM Phone: 1-800-277-9611
    Chimney Rock State Park
    Winter in Western North Carolina is a time for Mother Nature to regenerate itself. Guests are encouraged to capture that moment in a photo. A no entry fee contest will be held by the park which will include fun prizes. The photo requirement is that it has to be taken within the park. Additional information about the contest can be obtained by vising the Chimney Rock Park website or calling the number above.
  • Open Mic Night/Irish Jam
    JANUARY 2, 2O18 6:30PM, Reoccurring every Tuesday night Phone: 828:667-0816
    White Horse Black Mountain
    Every Tuesday Night the White Horse hosts an open mic event, interested performers need to provide their own instruments. Admission for this event is free For more information on the event call the number above.
  • Junior Appalachian Musicians Winter Session
    JANUARY 3, 2017 1:00PM Phone: 828-669-0930
    Black Mountain Center for the Arts; 225 West State Street, Black Mountain, NC 28711
    This is a perfect way to teach a child who is interested in learning traditional Appalachian music. The Center for the Arts hosts classes to teach old-time fiddle, banjo and guitar in a fun group setting at affordable prices. Winter jam sessions are $10 a week for 10 weeks. Ages for the event is 8-18 years old. Instrument rental will be available. For more information on tickets call or visit the event website
  • Jazz Night
    JANUARY 3, 2018 7:30PM, Reoccurring every Wednesday night, Phone: 828:667-0816
    White Horse Black Mountain
    Every Wednesday Night the White Horse hosts Jazz night showcasing local jazz artists and groups. The cost for this event is $10 adv/$12 day of the show). For additional information call the number above.
  • Dennis “Chavlwa” Bernett and Friends-Early Show
    JANUARY 4, 2018 6:30PM Phone: 828-669-0190
    Pisgah Brewing Taproom
    Dennis is a well-known local reggae artist that has called Western North Carolina home for ten years. He blends old and new school reggae which makes him a unique sound. This event is free and will include Out of the Blue Peruvian as the food vendor. For more information call or visit the Pisgah Brewing Co. website.
  • The McLain Family Band
    JANUARY 5, 2018 8:00PM Phone: 828:667-0816
    White Horse Black Mountain
    The McLain family has become internationally known for their contemporary Appalachian style of bluegrass. The cost for this event is $12 in adv/$15 at the door. To experience this talented group call or visit their website.
  • Kenny George Band
    JANUARY 5, 2018 8:00PM Phone: 828-669-0190
    Pisgah Brewing Taproom
    The Kenny George Band has been described as honest and organic. Their melody can often be gritty yet enlightening. It is certain to be a joy to experience. This event is free with foof being brought to you by Something Fun Catering and Events. For more information call or visit the Pisgah Brewing website
  • Tom Waits for No Man
    JANUARY 6, 2018 8:00PM Phone: 828-669-0190
    Pisgah Brewing Taproom
    This event is a tribute to the bohemian folk phenomenon and his music. The show is free and features many local musicians playing in homage to the legend Tom Waits. D.O.G.S. will be the evening food vendor. For more information call or visit the Pisgah Brewing website
  • Travers Sunday Jam Featuring Log Noggins
    JANUARY 7, 2018 6:00PM Phone: 828-669-0190
    Pisgah Brewing Taproom
    Eric and Kyle Travers of the Travers Brothership will be hosting an open jam session every Sunday afternoon. All musicians are welcome to this free event. Bring your own instrument. Food vending will be provided by Mountain View BBQ. For more information call or visit the Pisgah Brewing website
  • AmiciMusic presents Dan Weiser and Tim Schwarz
    JANUARY 7, 2018 2:00PM Phone: 828:667-0816
    White Horse Black Mountain
    This program will feature some lesser-known but simply stunning music by minority composers and other oppressed artists. All brought to by AmiciMusic, a non-profit music organization based in Asheville, NC. They have performed throughout Western North Carolina at a wide variety of venues. For more information call or visit their website.
  • Dennis “Chavlwa” Bernett and Friends-Early Show
    JANUARY 11, 2018 6:30PM Phone: 828-669-0190
    Pisgah Brewing Taproom
    Dennis is a well-known local reggae artist that has called Western North Carolina home for ten years. He blends old and new school reggae which makes him a unique sound. This event is free and will include Out of the Blue Peruvian as the food vendor. For more information call or visit the Pisgah Brewing Co. website.
  • Quartet Davis Quartet with Michael Jefry Stevens
    JANUARY 11, 2018 7:30PM Phone: 828:667-0816
    White Horse Black Mountain
    Quartet Davis is a string quartet from the Oberlin Conservatory that is dedicated of exploring a wide range of cultural music. They are united in the common goal of pushing boundaries of both traditional and contemporary works. Michael Stevens calls Black Mountain home but has a buisy travel schedule throughout Europe. When not busy performing concerts, he can be found throughout Western North Carolina. Tickets for this event cost $10 adv/$12 day of the show. For more information call or visit their website.
  • The Horse You Rode On
    JANUARY 13, 2018 8:00PM Phone: 828-669-0190
    Pisgah Brewing Taproom
    This band formed in Boone, North Carolina in 2003. They are known for the funk style of play in this quartet fusion band. Every show the band expresses originality. This concert is free with D.O.G.S. providing the food vending. For more information call or visit the Pisgah Brewing Co. website.
  • The Bill Mattocks Band
    JANUARY 13, 2018 8:00PM Phone: 828:667-0816
    White Horse Black Mountain
    The Bill Mattocks Band has a sound that is described as high energy blues and classic rock.
    Tickets for this event cost $10 adv/$12 day of the show. For more information on this event call or visit their website.
  • Travers Jam featuring Ashley Heath
    JANUARY 14, 2018 6:00PM Phone: 828-669-0190
    Pisgah Brewing Taproom
    Open jam every Sunday; this event is hosted by the Travers Brothership in this weekly tradition. Food vendor for the evening will be El Querubin. This session is free of charge and requires musicians to bring your instruments to play. For more information call or visit the Pisgah Brewing Co. website.
  • AmiciMusic presents The Brevard Woodwind Quintet
    JANUARY 14, 2018 2:00PM Phone: 828:667-0816
    White Horse Black Mountain
    This event is a debut performance of a new additional to the Asheville music scene. The Brevard Woodwind Quintet is made up of some local Western North Carolina performers. Previously this group was a part of the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra. A flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and the French-horn will be showcased. For more information call or visit their website.
  • Jay Brown
    JANUARY 15, 2018 7:00PM Phone: 828:667-0816
    White Horse Black Mountain
    For more information about this event call ahead.
  • Dave Desmelik Trio
    JANUARY 19, 2018 8:00PM Phone: 828-669-0190
    Pisgah Brewing Taproom
    Dave Desmelik has established himself for his original as a folk singer and songwriter composer. To experience his authentic style of play  stop by and enjoy the event free of charge. For more information call or visit the Pisgah Brewing Co. website.
  • Rhonda Weaver and the Soul Mates
    JANUARY 19, 2018 8:00PM Phone: 828:667-0816
    White Horse Black Mountain
    Rhonda Weaver has is a regional vocalist native of Asheville. Singing is a part of Rhonda Weaver’s life in which she delivers vocals that cause people to stop and reflect. Her unique sound is paired with a soul band playing renditions of Motown classics, R&B hits, blues and jazz.  For more information about this event call or visit their website.
  • Hannah Wickland and The Steppin Stones featuring The High Divers
    JANUARY 20, 2018 8:00PM Phone: 828-669-0190
    Pisgah Brewing Taproom
    Hannah Wickland and the Steppin Stones is an American rock n’ roll band from Hilton Head, South Carolina. They are well experienced playing at over 1,500 shows nationwide.
    The High Divers is a product of Charleston, South Carolina and has established themselves as a traveling rock band which has played all over the East Coast. The band performs as if they have been playing for years. The cost for the event is $10 adv/$12 day of the show. Food vending will be provided by D.O.G.S..To enjoy this night of rock n’ roll call or visit the Pisgah Brewing Co. website.
  • Dennis “Chavlwa” Bernett and Friends-Early Show
    JANUARY 25, 2018 6:30PM Phone: 828-669-0190
    Pisgah Brewing Taproom
    Dennis is a well-known local reggae artist that has called Western North Carolina home for ten years. He blends old and new school reggae which makes him a unique sound. This event is free and will include Out of the Blue Peruvian as the food vendor. For more information call or visit the Pisgah Brewing Co. website.
  • Craft Making
    JANUARY 25, 2918 10:00AM-11:30AM Phone: 828-669-8610
    Lakeview Center for Active Aging; 401 Laurel Circle Drive, Black Mountain, NC 28711
    This event is free of charge with materials provided, presented by the Givens Highland Farm. For additional information call the venue number above.
  • Marcel Anton
    JANUARY 26, 2018 7:30 PM Phone: 828:667-0816
    White Horse Black Mountain
    This A-list talent artist will be returning to perform live at the White Horse. For more information about this event call ahead.
  • Reasonably Priced Babies an Improv Comedy
    JANUARY 26, 2018 6:30PM Phone: 828-669-0190
    Pisgah Brewing Taproom
    Improv Comedy of WNC is presenting joy and laughter with an evening of Reasonably Priced Babies. Tickets cost $7 adv/$10 day of the show. For more information about this event call or visit the Pisgah Brewing Co. website.
  • Black Mountain Yarn- West Knits with Stephen West
    JANUARY 27, 2018 10:00AM-5:00PM Phone: 828-669-7570
    Black Mountain Yarn; 203 W State Street # A, Black Mountain, NC 28711
    Black Mountain Yarn is celebrating it’s 8th anniversary with a party event starting at 10:00AM. Stop by to meet Stephen West and get a signed copy of his new book. The event is free and includes much more. For more info call the number listed above.

FEBUARY-MARCH EVENTS to be posted added next week.

http://www.pisgahbrewing.com/events/

https://www.chimneyrockpark.com/events/list/?tribe-bar-date=2018-01

http://www.exploreblackmountain.com/events/

https://www.eventbrite.com/d/nc–black-mountain/events/