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Donor Spotlight: Luther H. Hodges Jr.

The Hodges family has had deep ties to Grandfather Mountain for decades. In this archived photo, Martha Hodges, mother of Grandfather Mountain supporter Luther H....

Grandfather Mountain May Weather Report

Data recorded at the official National Weather Service reporting station at Grandfather Mountain’s Mile High Swinging Bridge indicated average May weather at the Linville, N.C.,...

Grandfather Mountain hosts Remarkable Rhododendron Ramble

Photos by Skip Sickler | Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation During the first week of June, parts of the Blue Ridge Mountains tend to look a...

May Wildlife Rehabilitation Center releases two broad-winged hawks at Grandfather Mountain

By Emily Webb, Lees-McRae College Two broad-winged hawks took to the skies over Grandfather Mountain's MacRae Meadows after a successful release by the Lees-McRae College's May...

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Donor Spotlight: Luther H. Hodges Jr.

The Hodges family has had deep ties to Grandfather Mountain for decades. In this archived photo, Martha Hodges, mother of Grandfather Mountain supporter Luther H. Hodges Jr., gives Mildred the Bear a special treat. Photo...

Grandfather Mountain May Weather Report

Data recorded at the official National Weather Service reporting station at Grandfather Mountain’s Mile High Swinging Bridge indicated average May weather at the Linville, N.C., nature park. The lowest temperature observed in April 2021 was...

COVID-19 Update

Following a two-month closure to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, Grandfather Mountain reopened in May 2020, with ticket sales moving online. In accordance with new guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control, which state...

Grandfather Mountain April 2021 Weather Report

As observed at the National Weather Service recording station near the Mile High Swinging Bridge, Grandfather Mountain recorded average weather for the month of April 2021. Photo by Monty Combs | Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation...

Tracy Swartout named superintendent of Blue Ridge Parkway

Tracy SwartoutPhoto courtesy of the National Park Service ATLANTA — Today, National Park Service (NPS) South Atlantic-Gulf Regional Director Stan Austin announced the selection of Tracy Swartout as the new superintendent of Blue Ridge Parkway, effective May 23.  "We...

Grandfather Mountain sees average February weather

Data recorded at the official National Weather Service reporting station at Grandfather Mountain’s Mile High Swinging Bridge indicated average February weather at the Linville, N.C., nature park. The lowest temperature observed was 2.3° Fahrenheit on...

Grandfather Mountain sees frigid, snowy January

Grandfather Mountain experienced some snowy and blustery weather this January, recording 15.1 inches of snow and a wind gust of 92.9 mph. Photo by Victoria Darlington | Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation 2021 is off to...

Grandfather Mountain adds EV charging stations

LINVILLE, N.C.—Many visitors to Grandfather Mountain describe their experience as “energizing.” Those with electric vehicles can now take that literally. As part of its continued efforts in environmental stewardship, Grandfather Mountain recently installed two ChargePoint...

Grandfather Mountain experiences frigid December

Grandfather Mountain concluded 2020 with a chill. According to data from the National Weather Service recording station located at the Mile High Swinging Bridge, the temperature dipped as low as -1° F on Dec. 26....

Giving Tuesday at Grandfather Mountain

By simply visiting Grandfather Mountain, you’ve already helped in our mission of inspiring conservation of the natural world, while ensuring the mountain itself will be preserved for generations to come. With the holidays upon us,...

Grandfather Mountain rings in the holidays

On Tuesday, Nov. 24, Grandfather Mountain officially rang in the holiday season with a special delivery — a 12-foot Fraser fir Christmas tree, donated by Larry Smith of Mountain Top Fraser Fir in Avery County....

Farewell to Fall

A seasonal display at Linville Land Harbor bids farewell to fall in the WNC High Country. Today's entry marks the last in Grandfather Mountain's 2020 Fall Color Gallery. This season was one of the brightest...

Leaves on the Profile Trail

Fallen leaves rest along a creek side on the Grandfather Mountain Profile Trail, while reflections in the water cast a different sort of fall color. Photo by Skip Sickler | Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation

Leaves on the Linville River

Fallen leaves gather on the rocky shores of the Linville River at Linville Falls, located near milepost 316 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. While high winds and heavy rain from the remnants of Hurricane Zeta...

Donor Spotlight: John and Connie McLendon

One of the most exciting features of the coming Wilson Center for Nature Discovery will be more than 12 new interactive exhibits that will enable visitors to experience the 16 natural communities that comprise Grandfather...

Linville Falls

Patches of fall color brighten an otherwise cloudy day at Linville Falls (milepost 316.4 on the Blue Ridge Parkway). Although fall color is now waning in the WNC High Country, certain species are still aglow,...