Town of Beech Mountain, Parks and Recreation Department
Buckeye Buzz -  September 2015
Message from the Staff

Fall is almost here, with a chill in the air don't let the cold weather stop you from getting out and enjoying Beech Mountain. The leaves are slowly changing, and Buckeye Recreation Center is gearing up for exciting events. 


This is the time of year to get moving. It is one of the prettiest times to be out on a hike, taking in all the vibrant colors as the leaves change.  Also there are many events to bring the family out for. Our Fall hay-ride and Halloween celebrations are quickly coming up, see below for details. 


Buckeye has seen a wonderful summer with new members, great guided hikes, improved trails and more water sport opportunities. It is because of you that we continue to grow. We hope you can join us as we gear up for the Fall. Be on the lookout for new fitness evening classes! We look forward to seeing you down at Buckeye. For more information or to find out about volunteering for any of the events/activities in this Buzz, please call the Buckeye Recreation Center at (828) 387-3003.


- BRC Staff

Upcoming Events

Leaf Lookers Hayride

Autumn is upon us, and we welcome it with bonfires and hay-rides.  We will be having our Free family

Hay-Ride on Saturday, October 10th at Famous Brick Oven's fire-pit.  Parking for the event will be at the EMO base lot.  There will be activities from pumpkin painting to making apple cider.  If you have any questions on the event or would like to volunteer call Buckeye Recreation Center at 828-387-3003


Halloween Celebration


On October 30th at BRC we will be hosting our family friendly Halloween celebration.  Games and activities for all ages, and of course CANDY.  Dress up in your best costume, and enjoy a kid friendly Halloween bash.  We will have games, costume contests, spooky haunted house, snacks and much more. 


Be sure to sign up for the Town Trick-or-Treat at 5. BRC Event starts at 6 pm.  Please call the Recreation Center with questions or if you would like to be a ghoulish volunteer!


Peak Days to see the Leaves

Being in the High Country we have a front row view to watching the leaves change.  Here is a link to the peak dates of leaf changing in the High Country. 

Click to learn more
End of Summer Recap

 Pack the Canoe

 Beech Mountain Residence pulled together as a community in effort to support Avery County Schools.  Running for the month of August, Buckeye Recreation Center collected school supplies to "pack the canoe".  We had an excellent turn out from pencils and paper to backpacks and notebooks.  All of these donations have been dropped off at the Avery County School Board with welcomed arms. 


2015 Photo Contest
Therese Barry
Robbie Curlee

Jessica Carter

Amy Conaughton


Congratulations to all participants.  The winner photos will be on display at Beech Mountain Town Hall.   

In This Issue
 Operating Hours
Mon. - Sat. 8:30 am - 8 pm
Sunday, 12 pm - 6 pm
 Access to Fitness Room avaliable 24 / 7 for pass members
Wellness Tip of the Month
Keep hydrated even in cooler weather. 
     With temperatures dropping it is harder to drink as much water, but it is still important.  In cooler weather we do not sweat as much, but we have a raised body temperature due to wearing more clothes, or heat in buildings.  Swap your iced beverages for hot ones and stay hydrated so that you stay well! 


Click on the September Calendar for new classes! 

Click here for the September calendar.


Holiday Market
The holiday season is just around the corner and here is your chance to start your holiday shopping early. Buckeye will be hosting its annual Holiday Market on November 28th. If you are interested in being a vendor please let us know and we can send you an application!
Hiked it, Liked it!

This summer Buckeye Recreation officially opened its long awaited trail system for mountain bikers and hikers. The Emerald Outback trails have been a huge success and great asset to Beech Mountain. A huge thanks to all you have contributed in its development, upkeep, and its future. The EMO has seen such praise and recognition, Appalachian State University will host their season mountain bike race there on October 10th. We hope you have gotten a chance to get on the trails and see how amazing the trail is. Several overlooks for you to take in all the beauty that is Beech Mountain.
Adopt a Trail Program
We have many trails on Beech Mountain, and there are only so many of us.  We need your help to keep them clean.  Stop by Buckeye today to find out how you can help, or click the link below. 
We need You!
The Parks & Recreation Department is planning  events, parties and celebrations.  If you are interested in joining the Volunteer Team, give us a call at 828 387-3003! When you volunteer, you receive a shirt!
  Also in orange.



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