Pasture

Pasture

Fall color graces the treetops surrounding a pasture near Banner Elk. According to Dr. Howie…

Boone Fork Creek

Boone Fork Creek

Golden hues weave their way into the otherwise green landscape at Boone Fork Creek, just off…

Rough Ridge

Rough Ridge

Bursts of fall color offer a striking contrast with the fog, as seen this past Saturday at…

Bridge Trail

Bridge Trail

Fall color surrounds the trailhead for Grandfather Mountain’s Bridge Trail in this Oct. 2…

Road to the Top

Road to the Top

Photographed the evening of Oct. 3, fall color greets guests just past Grandfather Mountain’s…

Linn Cove Viaduct

Linn Cove Viaduct

Fall color spreads along the slopes of Grandfather Mountain, near the Linn Cove Viaduct. Colors…

Parkway Sunrise

Parkway Sunrise

The rising sun casts its morning glow, as fall color spreads along the slopes of Grandfather…

Grandfather Mountain Highland Games return July 11-14

Scotland returns to Grandfather Mountain July 11-14 for the 64th annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games. Boasting bagpipes, Scottish athletics, Highland melodies, Celtic cuisine, crafts aplenty and tons of tartans, the Games hearken back to the rich cultural traditions of Scotland in a setting not so different from  the mountains and glens some 3,600 miles away.

Grandfather Mountain welcomes new development director

The Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation has named Courtney Lane its new director of development. Lane, whose duties include managing the engagement of donors and supporters of Grandfather Mountain, comes from the Crossnore School & Children’s Home in nearby Crossnore, where she served in advancement for nearly four years.

Grandfather Mountain announces ‘Conservation Campus’ expansion

Grandfather Mountain is more than a mile high, but plans for a new “Conservation Campus” will take the park’s educational mission above and beyond. In fall 2019, the mountain will break ground on an ambitious project to help guests better explore, understand and value the wonders of Grandfather Mountain.

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, 2012.