Hawk Watch returns to Grandfather in September

Being a mile high has its advantages. From atop Grandfather Mountain, visitors can grab a front-row seat to one of nature’s most stunning spectacles — thousands of raptors migrating over the mountains and heading south toward their wintering grounds. Guests can observe the raptors during the annual Hawk Watch, in which official counters and volunteers note the number of passersby in the sky throughout the entire month...

Creatures of the Night & Bonfire Delight at Grandfather Mountain

Visitors are familiar with Grandfather Mountain’s resident animals, including black bears, bald eagles, cougars, river otters and elk. But what do they do after dark? Guests can find out Saturday, Sept. 29, at Grandfather Mountain’s annual Creatures of the Night & Bonfire Delight, a nighttime event that features fun and spooky stories told by firelight, along with rare...

2018 Grandfather Mountain Camera Clinic

Top photographers gather at Grandfather Mountain to present on the nuts and bolts of making good photographs. This event is free to working members of the press, with an additional cost for non-press professionals and amateurs. Online registration begins July 18 at grandfather.com. Plan to join us Aug. 18-19, 2018! Registration opens 8 a.m. Wednesday, July 18, at https://grandfather.com/register-for-the-2018-camera-clinic-2/. Registration problems? Contact Frank Ruggiero, Director of Marketing & Communications, at frank@grandfather.com or (828) 733-2013.   2018 Speakers Allison Isley Akili-Casundria Ramsess Eric Seals Billy Weeks   Schedule (Subject to change) Friday, Aug. 17 3-6 p.m. – Check-in at MacRae Meadows...

Animal Enrichment Day Aug. 1 at Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain celebrates its furry and feathered inhabitants this Wednesday, Aug. 1, for the park’s annual Animal Enrichment Day. The special day promises a schedule full of fun and educational activities, all about the residents of the Linville, N.C., nature park’s environmental wildlife habitats. Specifically, the day highlights animal enrichment and its importance in caring for the animals that call Grandfather...