Things to Do Grandfather Mountain

Things To Do

Whether you have a full day or a few hours, find a variety of things to do during your visit at Grandfather Mountain nature park – most included in your admission. See ticket rates, hours and online booking. Click topics below for details.

Mile High Swinging Bridge

Mile High Swinging Bridge

Walk across America’s highest suspension footbridge. Get details.

Hiking on Grandfather Mountain

Hiking & Walking

Hike trails through gentle forests or atop rugged peaks. Read more.

Animal Habitats

Wildlife Habitats

See cougars, bears, bald eagles, river otters and elk. Meet our animals.

Grandfather Mtn Gift Shop

Nature Museum

Learn more about our mountain, grab lunch, shop and more. Get info.

Grandfather Mtn Daily Programs

Daily Programs

Discover fascinating facts from our naturalists. Read more.

Grandfather Mountain Planner

Plan Your Visit

Get details for your visit: directions, hours, weather & more. Plan now.

Mildreds Grill Hamburger

Dining & Picnics

Dine at Mildred’s Grill or find the perfect picnic spot. Read more.


Special Events

Check upcoming events and programs. Go to calendar.

Birding at Grandfather


Look for 200 species of birds. Get our bird list.

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

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