The man-made Beaver Lake is located in a scenic neighborhood just 3 miles north of downtown Asheville. On the north side of the water, a beautiful wide jogging trail stretches past a bird sanctuary and around the entirety of the lake. The south side of the trail is unpaved, but is pleasantly flat. To stay on the pavement, you can also utilize Lakeshore Drive and Glen Falls Road. Neither has much of a shoulder, but the traffic is mostly local, and the views of the lake and its surrounding homes are lovely.