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Visit Black Mountain, N.C.

Black Mountain, voted "America's Prettiest Small Town" by TripAdvisor, serves as the front porch to the Blue Ridge Mountains. Just 25 minutes from Asheville, Black Mountain boasts a lively downtown packed with galleries and cozy bistros, offering a charming and walkable experience overflowing with arts, crafts and — at an elevation of 2,405 feet —  incredible outdoor adventures that include awe-inspiring hikes and thrill-seeking mountain bike trails. 

Named for the mountain range that towers over the town, Black Mountain became a haven for pioneers in the world of art, painting, music, poetry and architectural design during the mid-twentieth century. The town was once home to Black Mountain College, one of the most highly-respected and innovative experimental art colleges in the U.S. Today it remains an artist mecca with multiple galleries showcasing some of the region’s best southern Appalachian arts and crafts.

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Things To Do

Things to Do

Enjoy gorgeous mountain views around every turn as you tour the local shops, sit down for a meal, or access numerous outdoor adventures within minutes of the downtown area.



The city center is filled with local independent stores offering unique shopping opportunities to explore.



From wood fired pizza to fine dining, Black Mountain offers delicious options for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

How to Spend a Day in Black Mountain

With gorgeous mountain views at every turn, incredible eats and a rich arts culture, Black Mountain has enough to fill up an entire vacation. But, hey, we get it, sometimes you just have a day.

What's on Tap in Black Mountain

Discover some of the top food, drinks, art and things to do in Black Mountain.

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The Top Events in Black Mountain, NC

Black Mountain, a small town only 15 miles east of Asheville, is home to a robust lineup of annual events. These popular festivals and gatherings showcase the lively culture of Black Mountain and attract big names in the world of art and music. Here’s a list of the top events Black Mountain has to offer throughout the year in chronological order.


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