News

Read some of the latest news from Grandfather Mountain, below. For additional newsfeeds, go to Weather Reports, Donor Spotlights and Grandfather Mountain Highland Games.

For our current catalog of press releases and other materials, see this folder. If you are in need of photos to accompany a story, please email media@grandfather.com with your request.

2022 Weather Review

2022 Weather Review

Grandfather Mountain, a place known for wild and rapidly changing weather, experienced a fairly ordinary year for the location. Notable weather in 2022 included trace amounts of rain on most days during the months of May, August and November, as well as the arctic...
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Hugh Morton Photo Exhibition

Hugh Morton Photo Exhibition

The traveling exhibition “Photographs by Hugh Morton: An Uncommon Retrospective” opened in the Wilson Center for Nature Discovery on January 18, 2023. See it daily in the Classroom in the Clouds through March 16, followed by weekends, March 18 through May 14. From May...
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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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Hawk Watch Report 2022

Hawk Watch Report 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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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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From the Ground Up: Conservation Campus in Progress

From the Ground Up: Conservation Campus in Progress

Follow the construction progress of the new Wilson Center for Nature Discovery, featuring all new state-of-the-art museum exhibits (designed by PGAV Destinations of St. Louis, Missouri), as well as outdoor learning spaces, an amphitheater, botanical garden and more....
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Grandfather Mountain’s 2021 Weather in Review

Grandfather Mountain’s 2021 Weather in Review

Despite its extraordinary views, Grandfather Mountain experienced a somewhat ordinary year of weather in 2021. According to data collected at the National Weather Service reporting station near the Mile High Swinging Bridge, the nonprofit nature park saw average...
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Grandfather Mountain animal habitats prepare for winter

Grandfather Mountain animal habitats prepare for winter

Do you trim a tree for the holidays? So do Grandfather Mountain’s resident elk. Every year, the resident animals at Grandfather Mountain receive a special holiday enrichment, courtesy of Avery Farms in nearby Plumtree. Each year, Avery Farms donates leftover Fraser...
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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

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