Press Releases

New Kiosk Offers Behind-the-Scenes Views of Cougars

New Kiosk Offers Behind-the-Scenes Views of Cougars

Grandfather Mountain, the not-for-profit nature park run by the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation, has added behind-the-scenes habitat cameras and a new kiosk with television screens at its cougar overlook, enhancing visitors’ experience and their chance to...
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Spring Fun

Spring Fun

Grandfather Mountain, the not-for-profit nature park run by the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation, is gearing up for springtime, with daily programs, special experiences, a slate of events and beautiful blooms all ahead. “Spring is such a special time here,”...
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2023 Weather in Review

2023 Weather in Review

Grandfather Mountain is a rugged place known for its wild and fast-changing weather. While no records were set or broken in 2023, the year saw many noteworthy monthly totals, according to data collected at the nature park’s official weather reporting stations near the...
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Winter Work Behind Welcoming Guests

Winter Work Behind Welcoming Guests

Grandfather Mountain, the not-for-profit nature park run by the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation, is known for its extremes: an impressive rise in elevation above the North Carolina Piedmont, access to some of the South’s most challenging hikes, vast...
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Job Fair: Jan 18, 2024

Job Fair: Jan 18, 2024

Grandfather Mountain kicks off 2024 hiring season with Jan. 18 Job and Volunteer Fair, 2-5 p.m. Grandfather Mountain is inviting folks to take their careers to new heights – literally. The nonprofit nature park and preserve, owned and operated by the Grandfather...
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2023 Hawk Watch Report

2023 Hawk Watch Report

Staff and volunteers at Grandfather Mountain, the not-for-profit nature park run by the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation, recently participated in Hawk Watch, a vast citizen-science project during the month of September to count and identify the numerous...
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Grandfather Mountain Highland Games 2023

Grandfather Mountain Highland Games 2023

The long and storied tradition that is the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games returns to MacRae Meadows on Thursday, July 6, continuing through Sunday, July 9, 2023. This marks the 67th  year for the beloved and historic celebration of Scottish ancestry and heritage,...
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New ADA-Compliant Vehicles Make Nature Accessible for All

New ADA-Compliant Vehicles Make Nature Accessible for All

Two recent vehicle purchases at Grandfather Mountain, the not-for-profit nature park run by the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation, further the organization’s mission to help all people explore, understand and value the wonders of the natural world. The new...
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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

Owned & operated by Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation.
Go here for Grandfather Mountain State Park information.
Member of Southern Highlands Attractions