Grandfather Mountain Highland Games return July 11-14

Jul 4, 2019

Scotland returns to Grandfather Mountain July 11-14 for the 64th annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games. Boasting bagpipes, Scottish athletics, Highland melodies, Celtic cuisine, crafts aplenty and tons of tartans, the Games hearken back to the rich cultural traditions of Scotland in a setting not so different from  the mountains and glens some 3,600 miles away.

Grandfather Mountain welcomes new development director

May 10, 2019

The Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation has named Courtney Lane its new director of development. Lane, whose duties include managing the engagement of donors and supporters of Grandfather Mountain, comes from the Crossnore School & Children’s Home in nearby Crossnore, where she served in advancement for nearly four years.

Grandfather Mountain announces ‘Conservation Campus’ expansion

Apr 18, 2019

Grandfather Mountain is more than a mile high, but plans for a new “Conservation Campus” will take the park’s educational mission above and beyond. In fall 2019, the mountain will break ground on an ambitious project to help guests better explore, understand and value the wonders of Grandfather Mountain.

Winter openings and closings

Mar 1, 2019

Grandfather Mountain is open daily throughout winter, weather permitting, with the exception of…

Grandfather Mountain sets new wind speed record

Feb 13, 2019

Around 4 a.m. on Feb. 13, the nonprofit nature park’s weather recording station at the Mile High Swinging Bridge registered a three-second gust of 121.3 miles per hour. This beats the mountain’s previous record of 120.7 mph, recorded Dec. 21, 2012.

Winter openings and closings

Feb 1, 2019

Grandfather Mountain is open daily throughout winter, weather permitting, with the exception of Christmas Day. When winter weather arrives, however, visitors are encouraged to call the Entrance Gate at (828) 733-4337 to confirm the day’s conditions and set the stage for a memorable outing.

Grandfather Mountain announces 2019 schedule of events

Jan 29, 2019

With 2019 underway, Grandfather Mountain’s calendar of events is in peak condition. With a mission to inspire conservation of the natural world by helping guests explore, understand and value the wonders of Grandfather Mountain, the nonprofit nature park and its staff are readying for a fun and eventful year.