Towering 5,946 feet above northwest North Carolina, Grandfather Mountain is a scenic travel attraction and is one of the world’s most diverse nature preserves.
A "Hiking 101" program will take place THIS Saturday at 11 am. The program is free with regular admission..
The hummingbird feeders outside of the Nature Museum have been busy this week!
Great turnout for today's Owl Encounter! The daily 1 pm Naturalist programs continue through the end of August.
"Snag Ecology" program this Sat @ 11 am. The program will focus on the important role that dead trees play.
Thanks to Photographer Danny Jarrett for sharing this! He captured this spectacular shot this past winter.
Thanks to those who came out to the Avery Centennial Parade this morning. The Grandfather 1970s float was a hit!
Celebrating the Avery County Centennial...here's a photo from the archives....the Mildred the Bear Amphitheatre.
We're getting ready for Avery County's Centennial Celebration this weekend. Here's a photo from the archives.
There's a new tempting treat at the Fudge Shop this summer. The Caramel Apple Pie Apple (center of the pic)!
Luke Wilcox, one of the 1st folks to use the elevator to gain access to the Bridge in 2010 visited the Mtn today!
Here's a great photo that Monty Combs shared with us of the Linn Cove Viaduct.
7 pm tonight will mark the 17th running of The Bear 5-mile footrace from Linville to the top of Grandfather.
Who's ready for the Highland Games? Here's the view of MacRae Meadows today!
The white rhododendron is blooming on the Mountain right now!
Asking folks to caption this fun photo on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/GrandfatherMtn
Today is Grandfather's Animal Birthday Party! See www.grandfather.com for the full day's celebration schedule!
There are 3 more opportunities to attend the Rhododendron Ramble (today, Saturday and Sunday)! 1 pm each day!
Grandfather Mountain is hosting the Blue Ridge Parkway's Commemorative Community Quilt during the month of June.
GMSF was awarded the Bird-Lore Conservation Education Award from Audubon NC http://tinyurl.com/3sntdvn
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