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Holiday Shopping

Holiday Shopping

The 2022 holiday season is officially underway here at Grandfather Mountain, the not-for-profit nature park run by the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation. Those looking for unique gifts for loved ones that will also help support the foundation have plenty of...
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Monty and Brenda Combs: Longtime Champions and Friends

Monty and Brenda Combs: Longtime Champions and Friends

It’s been more than 50 years since Monty and Brenda Combs first visited Grandfather Mountain. Over the decades, their gifts of time, talent and treasure have inspired all who meet them. Enduring friendships, indelible photographs and a passion for conservation are...
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Fall at Overlook Results in Fatality

Fall at Overlook Results in Fatality

At approximately 10 a.m. on October 23, 2022, an emergency call reporting a missing person was dispatched from Grandfather Mountain, the not-for-profit nature park run by the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation. The individual had last been seen at one of the...
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Hawk Watch 2022

Hawk Watch 2022

Results are in from Grandfather Mountain’s annual Hawk Watch for 2022. Staff and volunteers at Grandfather Mountain, the not-for-profit nature park run by the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation, came together during the month of September for a vast...
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Families: Five New Reasons to Visit This Summer

Families: Five New Reasons to Visit This Summer

Now’s the time to visit the brand-new Wilson Center for Nature Discovery at Grandfather Mountain and enjoy a list of new programs and events perfect for all generations. The Linville, N.C., nature preserve, operated by the nonprofit Grandfather Mountain...
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Highland Games Track & Field Winners

Highland Games Track & Field Winners

Pictured: Tai’lah Ware, Dashia Canada and Kimora Chaulk compete in the women’s 100-yard dash during the 2022 Grandfather Mountain Highland Games. LINVILLE, N.C. – Moses White of Deep Gap, N.C., didn’t need shoes to finish first place in the 880-yard dash during the...
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Highland Games Heavy Athletics Winners

Highland Games Heavy Athletics Winners

Pictured: The top three women competitors in heavy athletics pose at the 2022 Grandfather Mountain Highland Games: overall winner Meagan McKee (center), the runner-up Adriane Wilson (right) and the third-place finisher Elissa Van Vleck (left). (Photo: Skip Sickler)...
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Grandfather Highland Games 2022

Grandfather Highland Games 2022

PRESS RELEASE LINVILLE, N.C. — The long and storied tradition that is the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games returns to MacRae Meadows beginning Thursday, July 7 and lasts through Sunday, July 10. This year’s iteration of the beloved and historic celebration of...
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Doc the Elk Finds a New Home

Doc the Elk Finds a New Home

Grandfather Mountain, the not-for-profit nature park run by the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation, is bidding a fond farewell to a member of the Mildred the Bear Animal Habitats: Doc the elk, who has been relocated to a new home. Over the past year,...
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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

Owned & operated by Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation.
Go here for Grandfather Mountain State Park information.
Member of Southern Highlands Attractions