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Along with the many scenic views, fishing, hiking, biking, whitewater rafting, golf, and horseback riding are also available close by. If you are a fan of live Theater, Banner Elk is home to 2 wonderful venues, The Ensemble Stage and the Lees McRae Summer Theater. We will be happy to make arrangements for any of these activities for you. If all you want to do is "kick back" and relax, then we'll have a chair waiting for you on our porch in summer or by the fire in our living room in the winter. We look forward to hosting you soon. 
The official website for the Land of Oz™ located on Beech Mountain in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina. This family-owned property now opens to the public for limited occasions including the annual Autumn at Oz Festival and Journey with Dorothy Tours. Come to Land of Oz™ where fans from all over the world celebrate author L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in all its glory.
Open year round, Banner Elk Stables offers horseback riding for the entire family year round. Take a memorable high mountain trail ride in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains on the flanks of scenic Beech Mountain. Enjoy nature's beauty and often the wildlife that inhabit these mountains all on horseback. It's a beautiful ride any time of the year. With our large stable of horses we're sure we have just the right horse for your riding ability, even if you have never ridden before.
Grandfather Mountain State Park
Grandfather Mountain has been an icon in North Carolina's landscape for generations, offering stunning scenery and unmatched ecological diversity. This state park opens the mountain's 2,456-acre backcountry to spectacular hiking and backpacking. The park is known for some of the South's most severe weather and challenging terrain, with trails that have hikers scrambling along cliffs and up ladders. Access to 12 miles of trails and backpack camping sites is generally from the Profile Trailhead on NC 105 or trailheads along the adjacent Blue Ridge Parkway. However, trails can also be reached from the park of the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation, which includes the mile-high swinging bridge and other attractions, and there is a fee for this access.
Sugar Mountain Skiing
Big-mountain ski resort area featuring a 1,200-foot vertical drop and ski runs of 1.5 miles.
Beech Mountain Skiing
All-season activities abound at this mountain resort area: skiing, tubing and snowboarding in the winter; hiking, fishing and biking in the summer.
Grandfather Mountain Nursery Garden Center
Since 1976, Grandfather Mountain Nursery Garden Center and Landscaping has been passionate about plants and creating pleasant outdoor environments in which you can live, play and relax in.
It's more fun in the river! Some river activities include fishing, tubing, boating and biking. Also, we also offer these activities on site! The Stinging Nettle Food Truck provides you with some amazingly awesome food! Online Ordering is available so you can order your lunch before you even get here for your river trip!
Wilson Creek Trips
Wilson Creek features Extreme Class 5 whitewater rafting. Wahoo's Adventures offers rafting trips on Wilson's Creek in Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina
Beech Mountain Adventure Tours
Our professional guide is driving so you can enjoy the scenery and mountains more comfortably. With the addition of the these vehicles we are expanding our trails. Our high-quality vehicles are street legal, so we can tour all of beech mountain roads. All tours include a professional guide, and operational and safety instruction. The entire trail ride is rich in info and history.

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