Downtown Black Mountain
Blocks away from the Monte Vista is the heart of Black Mountain. Great coffee at the Dripolator, excellent ice cream at Kilwin’s, old book stores, quilt shops, outdoor outfitters, handmade stringed instruments and an honest to goodness general store are all in town center. Cool little restaurants and a couple of bars are sprinkled around everywhere and it is really satisfying to just go peek in windows, dip into store fronts and see what happens. Great small town vibe, everyone is kind and hospitable. Just down the road the other way is Tomahawk Park, a great spot with walking/running paths around a nice size lake with bridges, fountains, and bathrooms. There is a seasonal town public pool “The Black Mountain Pool,” that’s perfect for the family. It has a daily entry fee for a nice pool with a splash zone for the kids. It’s well kept, has a lifeguard, changing room, snack bar and they have towels and pool toys for rent if needed.
Photo courtesy of Southeast Discovery