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2021 Grandfather Mountain Highland Games Photo Highlights

The Grandfather Mountain Highland Games and Gathering of Scottish Clans took place July 8-11 at MacRae Meadows at the base of Grandfather Mountain in Linville,...

Grandfather Mountain June Weather Report

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

John ‘The Mountain’ Van Deusen rises above competition at Highland Games

John Van Deusen claimed first overall during the professional men’s heavy athletics division at the 2021 Grandfather Mountain Highland Games. Photos by Skip Sickler |...

GMHG women’s heavy athletics bolstered by tough competition

Competitors in the elite women’s heavy athletics division stand in the winner’s circle after competing in the 2021 Grandfather Mountain Highland Games. From left, Hannah...

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Grandfather Mountain June Weather Report

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

Grandfather Mountain remembers Winston Church

Grandfather Mountain mourns the loss of Winston Church, pictured here with Mildred the Bear. Photos by Hugh Morton | Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation There are men, and there are mountains. With the late Winston Church,...

Donor Spotlight: Luther H. Hodges Jr.

Luther H. Hodges and Hugh Morton fished together at Grandfather Lake, and their families shared many happy days on the mountain. They also shared a common commitment to the state of North Carolina, with Hodges...

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...