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At the Viaduct

Brilliant fall color frames the Blue Ridge Parkway's Linn Cove Viaduct, as seen from the iconic bridge's southern side this past Friday, Oct. 15. As...

Split Rock

Grandfather Mountain's Split Rock may literally be divided, but fall color vistas from this particular area are wholly stunning. With cool weather and sunshine in...

The Lake at Camp Yonahnoka

Fall color is reflected in the lake at Camp Yonahnoka near Linville, N.C., as Grandfather Mountain rises in the distance. Colors are continuing to progress...

Grandfather Mountain Wild Watch program provides educational enrichment to first-grade students

For the second academic year in a row, educators from the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation are collaborating with Avery County Schools to provide significant educational...

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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. 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...

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...