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Grandfather Mountain Girl Scout Day rescheduled for Sept. 22

Originally scheduled for Sept. 15, the special day was rescheduled for Sept. 22, due to projected inclement weather from Hurricane Florence. On Girl Scout Day, all Girl Scouts in uniform and their troop leaders are admitted to Grandfather Mountain for free, while discounted admission is available for family members joining...
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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.