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Grandfather Mountain hosts ‘Fall Color Rambles’ in October

As the Blue Ridge Mountains begin to burst with fall color, Grandfather Mountain invites leaf-lookers to see the brilliant change from one of the best leaf-looking destinations in the South. Grandfather Mountain is home to myriad species of plants and hardwood trees that range from pumpkin-colored beech trees to blood-red sourwoods and rusty red...
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Hawk Watch returns to Grandfather in September

Being a mile high has its advantages. From atop Grandfather Mountain, visitors can grab a front-row seat to one of nature’s most stunning spectacles — thousands of raptors migrating over the mountains and heading south toward their wintering grounds. Guests can observe the raptors during the annual Hawk Watch, in which official counters and volunteers note the number of passersby in the sky throughout the entire month of...
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Featured Events

  • Sep 29 Creatures of the Night & Bonfire Delight

    Enjoy rare after-dark tours of Grandfather Mountain’s Animal Habitats, fireside tales and a chance to meet the park’s nocturnal residents. Limited to 48 participants. Registration opens Sept. 1 at

  • Oct 01 Fall Color Ramble

    The flora diversity on Grandfather Mountain makes it a spectacular location for fall color display. Learn more about the great deciduous forest and the science behind the color with a series of guided walks, held daily Oct. 1-12 at various locations on the mountain, depending on where fall color is most vibrant.