Press Releases about Grandfather Mountain

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Grandfather hosts free environmental educator workshops

Grandfather Mountain invites educators to take advantage of its classroom in the clouds — for free. In 2019, the nonprofit nature park in Linville, N.C., will again offer a series of free environmental educator certification...

Grandfather Mountain presents Adult Field Courses

At Grandfather Mountain, education is literally a top priority. After all, when your classroom is a mile high, the sky is the limit. Even for grown-ups. The Linville, N.C.-based nature park is bringing its Adult Field Courses series back for 2019, offering participants the chance to explore Grandfather Mountain like never...

Winter openings and closings

Grandfather Mountain is open daily throughout winter, weather permitting, with the exception of Christmas Day. When winter weather arrives, however, visitors are encouraged to call the Entrance Gate at (828) 733-4337 to confirm the day’s conditions and set the stage for a memorable...

Grandfather mountain breaks wind speed record with 124-mph gust

At Grandfather Mountain, records aren’t broken; they’re blown away. At around midnight Feb. 25, the nonprofit nature park’s weather recording station at the Mile High Swinging Bridge registered a three-second gust of 124 miles per hour, breaking the previous record of 121.3 mph, recorded Feb....

Grandfather Mountain sets new wind speed record with 124-mph gust

At Grandfather Mountain, records aren’t broken; they’re blown away. At around midnight Feb. 25, the nonprofit nature park’s weather recording station at the Mile High Swinging Bridge registered a three-second gust of 124 miles per hour, breaking the previous record of 121.3 mph, recorded Feb....

Grandfather Mountain sets new wind speed record

Around 4 a.m. on Feb. 13, the nonprofit nature park’s weather recording station at the Mile High Swinging Bridge registered a three-second gust of 121.3 miles per hour. This beats the mountain’s previous record of 120.7 mph, recorded Dec. 21,...

Grandfather Mountain announces 2019 schedule of events

With 2019 underway, Grandfather Mountain’s calendar of events is in peak condition. With a mission to inspire conservation of the natural world by helping guests explore, understand and value the wonders of Grandfather Mountain, the nonprofit nature park and its staff are readying for a fun and eventful...

Grandfather Mountain offers free admission to federal employees affected by shutdown

As the partial government shutdown continues, Grandfather Mountain will offer complimentary admission to affected government employees. Throughout the duration of the shutdown, affected federal employees and their guests (up to six total in the same vehicle) will receive free admission to Grandfather Mountain, with proof of federal employment, such as federal ID or a...