Just 25 minutes from Asheville, Black Mountain is one of our favorite WNC small mountain towns. Plus, this is a quick and easy AVL day trip.
Start with a walk around Lake Tomahawk before heading Downtown for breweries, shops, art, music, and history.
Dip into the free Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center to learn more about the area before grabbing coffee at Dripolator – one of our top coffee shops in all of Western North Carolina.
If you are hungry, grab a bite to eat at the local watering hole, Trailhead, or head to one of our personal favorites, Cousins Cuban Cafe, Thai Basil, or Berliner Kindl German Restaurant.
On your way back to Asheville, stop at Oak and Grist Distilling. They make the best cocktails around. This gorgeous mountain town will steal your heart.
Montreat and Old Fort are nearby.
And, if you enjoy small mountain towns like Black Mountain, head to Weaverville, NC, which sits just north of Downtown Asheville.
Weaverville is home to Lake Louise, multiple breweries, both fine dining and casual restaurants, and a nature park.
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Things To Do
Walk Lake Tomahawk, grab a craft cocktail or local brew, and shop Downtown with these Black Mountain things to do.
Black Mountain Restaurants
Black Mountain is full of delicious restaurants for German, Thai, Cuban, coffee & dessert, and more. See where to eat.
Where To Drink
With breweries, a cidery & meadery, and one of our favorite distilleries, see where to drink in Black Mountain.
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