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Fall Visits

Fall Visits

While there’s nothing quite like fall in the WNC High Country, autumn on Grandfather Mountain is beyond compare! Here are some insider tips for getting…

Fall Color Ramble

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…

Fall Visits

Fall Color Gallery

The fall colors begin appearing in late September on Grandfather Mountain – with colorful views into the expansive valleys continuing to the end of October….

Fall Color Ramble

Fall Color Ramble

From Oct. 1-10, guests can enjoy short, guided walks that highlight Grandfather Mountain’s fall colors. On Oct. 15, folks can join the park’s naturalists for…

Fall Color Ramble

Fall Color Ramble

From Oct. 1-10, guests can enjoy short, guided walks that highlight Grandfather Mountain’s fall colors. On Oct. 15, folks can join the park’s naturalists for…

Fall Color Ramble

Fall Color Ramble

From Oct. 1-10, guests can enjoy short, guided walks that highlight Grandfather Mountain’s fall colors. On Oct. 15, folks can join the park’s naturalists for…

All-Day Fall Color Ramble

All-Day Fall Color Ramble

Grandfather Mountain’s Fall Color Ramble wraps up on Oct. 15 with a day full of fall-color activities, including naturalist talks and additional rambles, allowing participants…

Birding

Birding

Grandfather Mountain towers above its surrounding region with a 1,500-foot vertical drop into the Linville River Valley to the west and a 4,000-foot vertical drop…

Hawk Watch

Hawk Watch

All throughout September, guests are invited to join the mountain’s naturalists as they count and celebrate the annual spectacle of fall raptor migration. Participants can…

Annual Events

We have many annual events on Grandfather Mountain that have become a favorite annual tradition for many of our guests. Presented by the Grandfather Mountain…

Daily Programs

Daily Programs

During your visit, attend one of our Daily Programs in April-October presented by our animal habitat curators and park educators. These fascinating interpretive programs throughout…

Eagles

Eagles

Bald Eagle nests along fresh or salt waters in North America, with more than two thirds of the U.S. population native to Alaska. In the…

Grandfather Mountain Hiking Tips

Grandfather Mountain Hiking Tips

Hiking on one of the most rugged peaks in the eastern United States offers spectacular scenery and special challenges. Here are some tips to help…

Weather

Weather

Grandfather Mountain has some of the most extreme and quick changing weather on the east coast. Temperatures are usually 10-15 degrees cooler than the foothills…

Firefly Species on Grandfather

Research on Grandfather Mountain has confirmed the presence of 10 species of fireflies or illumining insects: Photinus carolinus – Synchronous FireflySynchronous firefly males produce a…

Weather Records

The official U.S. Weather Service Reporting Station located at the Grandfather Mountain Mile High Swinging Bridge (elevation 5,280 ft) has been providing daily weather observations…

Grandfather Mountain | Home to the Swinging Bridge, Animal Habitats and Nature Museum

GPS: 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC 28646
Mailing: PO Box 129, Linville, NC 28646
1-800-468-7325

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