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’Tis the Season at Grandfather Mountain: Holidays bring discounts, shopping and more

With winter on the way, Grandfather Mountain is decking its halls and hills for the holidays. Guests are invited to celebrate the season from a...

Grandfather Mountain’s Wilson Center for Nature Discovery nears completion

Grandfather Mountain’s forthcoming Wilson Center for Nature Discovery is officially under roof and is expected to open in spring 2022. Photo by Frank Ruggiero |...

Grandfather Mountain Fudge Shop cooks up donations for capital campaign

How sweet it is to give to Grandfather Mountain. Guests who have frequented the Grandfather Mountain Fudge Shop over the past three years have become...

Grandfather Mountain raising funds for first-responder equipment on #GivingTuesday

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday dominating the retail holiday forefront, Grandfather Mountain is encouraging folks to make a slight altitude adjustment. On Tuesday, Nov....

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Grandfather Mountain October 2021 Weather Report

Data recorded at the official National Weather Service reporting station at Grandfather Mountain’s Mile High Swinging Bridge indicated a rainy October at the Linville, N.C., nature park. The warmest day recorded last month was 71°...

Fall Color Rambles ramble on

As fall color continues to grace Grandfather Mountain, the nonprofit nature park has extended its Fall Color Ramble guided walks. Fall Color Rambles are brief, easygoing, guided strolls through the mountain’s most colorful locations. Led...

Grandfather Mountain September 2021 Weather Report

Data recorded at the official National Weather Service reporting station at Grandfather Mountain’s Mile High Swinging Bridge indicated average September weather at the Linville, N.C., nature park. The warmest day recorded last month was 74°...

Deep Mountain Roots and Love of Family

Barry Cook’s father was born on Joe White’s Mountain. And so were several of his aunts and uncles. You can see it from Grandfather Mountain. It’s one of the reasons he feels so connected to...

COVID-19 Procedures

Following a two-month closure to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, Grandfather Mountain reopened in May 2020, with ticket sales moving online. Effective Sept. 16, 2021, in accordance with guidelines from the Centers for Disease...

Fall Color Rambles return to Grandfather Mountain

As the Blue Ridge Mountains begin to burst with fall color, Grandfather Mountain invites leaf-lookers to see the brilliant change from one of the best leaf-looking destinations in the South. Grandfather Mountain is home to...

Grandfather Mountain August 2021 Weather Report

Data recorded at the official National Weather Service reporting station at Grandfather Mountain’s Mile High Swinging Bridge indicated a rainy August at the Linville, N.C., nature park. The warmest day recorded in August 2021 was...

Grandfather Mountain celebrates peregrine falcon nesting

Officials from the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation and N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission recently confirmed the successful nesting of two peregrine falcons — the first on Grandfather Mountain since 2008. Photo by Clifton Avery | N.C....

Grandfather Mountain July 2021 Weather Report

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

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 | 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

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