2016

Grandfather Mountain’s Animal Birthday Party returns June 10

Photo by Judi Sawyer Just another day at the paw-ffice. On Wednesday, June 10, visitors to Grandfather Mountain will be able to celebrate the annual...

The Remarkable Rhododendron Ramble returns to Grandfather Mountain

Photo by Skip Sickler Few plants signify summer in the mountains quite like the vivid pink Catawba rhododendron. When it comes to rhododendron, the Appalachian...
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Grandfather Mountain set for limited opening May 15

Following a two-month closure to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, Grandfather Mountain will tentatively open in a limited capacity May 15, with all ticket...

Grandfather offers Zoom backgrounds, virtual postcards and more

At Grandfather Mountain, wonders never cease, and now we’re bringing the mountain to you — and your Zoom meetings, friends, family and kiddos! With much...

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Nature Museum

Fall color is on exhibit, as this view from Grandfather Mountain's Nature Museum illustrates. With temperatures continuing to drop at night, the change in color is on the rise. In fact, experts are predicting peak color...

Linville Peak

A Blue Ridge dawn offers a striking backdrop, as mountain ash bursts into color atop Grandfather Mountain's Linville Peak. From Linville Peak, spectators can see color forming around the Seven Devils area along the south-facing ridge tops. Early...

Stack Rock

Happy autumn, and welcome to the 2016 Grandfather Mountain Fall Color Gallery! Throughout the fall color season, we'll post daily pictures to showcase the foliage on Grandfather Mountain and in surrounding areas of the Western North Carolina High...