New Year’s Sunrise

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC, United States

This event is sold out, and the waiting list has closed. Ring in an epic New Year on Monday, Jan. 1, with the first sunrise of 2024 — atop Grandfather Mountain. This special event will provide guests with the rare opportunity to visit the mountain outside of regular operating hours and on a holiday. Sunrise […]

$25 – $50

Sunrise at the Swinging Bridge

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC, United States

Enjoy the rare opportunity to visit Grandfather Mountain outside of regular operating hours and see a sunrise from the top of the mountain. Sunrise is at 7:14 a.m. Nov. 25, 2023, and park gates open at 6:15 a.m. Due to safety regulations, participants may only visit the Mile High Swinging Bridge area during the event. […]

$14 – $40

Grandfather Tree Delivery and Celebration

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC, United States

Join us for this festive celebration as the Grandfather Mountain tree is delivered by Millie the Bear! Included in park admission. 11 a.m. | Millie the Bear escorts the tree through the Grandfather Mountain Entrance Gate Guests are welcome to park at an overlook or parking lot along the park road to wave to Millie […]

Grandfather Presents: Baker Perry

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC, United States

A speaker in our Grandfather Presents series, Dr. Baker Perry is a National Geographic Explorer and a Professor at Appalachian State University in Boone. His research interests include alpine precipitation formation, snow and ice, and precipitation-glacier-climate interactions. Perry has led or co-led 23 research expeditions and – along with local collaborators – has installed and […]

$20 – $60

Educator Workshop: BEETLES

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC, United States

NOTE: This Educator Workshop is intended specifically for educators — not the general public. BEETLES (Better Environmental Education, Teaching, Learning and Expertise Sharing) provides learning resources devoted to improving the quality of outdoor science education for field instructors, leaders and classroom teachers.

Free

Adult Field Course: Appalachian Woodcraft

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC, United States

SOLD OUT! The hardy settlers who made these mountains home were resourceful and made what they needed from what was at hand, and what was at hand was wood. We will examine the types of things Appalachian people have made for themselves from the forests around them, and well as the tools they used to […]

$51 – $60

Educator Workshop: Project WILD

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC, United States

NOTE: This Educator Workshop is intended specifically for educators — not the general public. Registration for this event is full. Please email judi@grandfather.com to be placed on a waiting list. Hosted by Lauren Farrell and Erin Smith, Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation’s own Interpretation and Education staff, Project WILD is an interdisciplinary conservation and environmental education […]

Free

BioBlitz

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC, United States

Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation Staff joins N.C. State Parks and other conservation agencies to survey the unique ecology found on the mountain. A BioBlitz is a communal citizen-science effort to record as many species within a designated location and time period as possible. Park guests are invited to join us for a special day of […]

Grandfather Presents: William Mangum

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC, United States

Join us for a beautiful journey celebrating our state's treasures through an artist's eyes with "North Carolina Beautiful by Artist William Mangum." The one-hour presentation begins at 2 p.m. inside the Wilson Center for Nature Discovery and is included with your daily admission ticket (free with Bridge Club Annual Pass). This is part of our […]

Free

National Trails Day

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC, United States

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., there will be a variety of interpretive tables and programming at the Woods Walk on topics such as how to plan a hike, Leave No Trace, essential items needed in a backpack and more. Guests are encouraged to bounce around from table to table as some of the programming […]

Event Series Rhododendron Ramble

Rhododendron Ramble

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC, United States

Take a daily, short, guided stroll at 1 PM that highlights Grandfather Mountain’s rhododendron species and blooms. Included with admission. See the blooms and learn about their history, attributes and roles they play in the mountain’s ecological communities. The easygoing walks take approximately 20 minutes and are fit for guests of all ages - wheelchair […]

Event Series Rhododendron Ramble

Rhododendron Ramble

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC, United States

Take a daily, short, guided stroll at 1 PM that highlights Grandfather Mountain’s rhododendron species and blooms. Included with admission. See the blooms and learn about their history, attributes and roles they play in the mountain’s ecological communities. The easygoing walks take approximately 20 minutes and are fit for guests of all ages - wheelchair […]

Event Series Rhododendron Ramble

Rhododendron Ramble

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC, United States

Take a daily, short, guided stroll at 1 PM that highlights Grandfather Mountain’s rhododendron species and blooms. Included with admission. See the blooms and learn about their history, attributes and roles they play in the mountain’s ecological communities. The easygoing walks take approximately 20 minutes and are fit for guests of all ages - wheelchair […]

Event Series Rhododendron Ramble

Rhododendron Ramble

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC, United States

Take a daily, short, guided stroll at 1 PM that highlights Grandfather Mountain’s rhododendron species and blooms. Included with admission. See the blooms and learn about their history, attributes and roles they play in the mountain’s ecological communities. The easygoing walks take approximately 20 minutes and are fit for guests of all ages - wheelchair […]

Event Series Rhododendron Ramble

Rhododendron Ramble

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC, United States

Take a daily, short, guided stroll at 1 PM that highlights Grandfather Mountain’s rhododendron species and blooms. Included with admission. See the blooms and learn about their history, attributes and roles they play in the mountain’s ecological communities. The easygoing walks take approximately 20 minutes and are fit for guests of all ages - wheelchair […]

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.
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