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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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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 — including new happenings! — and beautiful blooms all ahead. “Spring...
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“Dollar Days” Set to Begin April 1 at Grandfather Mountain

“Dollar Days” Set to Begin April 1 at Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain will open its gates to High Country residents, employees and their guests for only $5 each during the month of April 2023, as the park’s “Dollar Days” promotion returns in time for spring. The promotion allows anyone who lives or works in...
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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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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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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