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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...

Grandfather Mountain staff expects uptick in hikers this fall, shares hiking tips

The call of the wild has been loud and clear during the pandemic with many people looking for a way to escape, get outdoors and...

Creatures of the Night return to Grandfather Mountain Oct. 2

People are familiar with Grandfather Mountain’s resident animals, including black bears, bald eagles, cougars, river otters and elk. But what do they do after dark?...

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.,...

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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 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. Effective Sept. 16, 2021, in accordance with guidelines from the Centers for Disease...

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...