Grandfather Mountain


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.

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A "Hiking 101" program will take place THIS Saturday at 11 am. The program is free with regular admission..

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The hummingbird feeders outside of the Nature Museum have been busy this week!

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Great turnout for today's Owl Encounter! The daily 1 pm Naturalist programs continue through the end of August.

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"Snag Ecology" program this Sat @ 11 am. The program will focus on the important role that dead trees play.

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Thanks to Photographer Danny Jarrett for sharing this! He captured this spectacular shot this past winter.

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Thanks to those who came out to the Avery Centennial Parade this morning. The Grandfather 1970s float was a hit!

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Celebrating the Avery County's a photo from the archives....the Mildred the Bear Amphitheatre.

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We're getting ready for Avery County's Centennial Celebration this weekend. Here's a photo from the archives.

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There's a new tempting treat at the Fudge Shop this summer. The Caramel Apple Pie Apple (center of the pic)!

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There's a new tempting treat at the Fudge Shop this summer. The Caramel Apple Pie Apple (center of the pic)!

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Luke Wilcox, one of the 1st folks to use the elevator to gain access to the Bridge in 2010 visited the Mtn today!

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Here's a great photo that Monty Combs shared with us of the Linn Cove Viaduct.

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‎7 pm tonight will mark the 17th running of The Bear 5-mile footrace from Linville to the top of Grandfather.

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Who's ready for the Highland Games? Here's the view of MacRae Meadows today!

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The white rhododendron is blooming on the Mountain right now!

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Asking folks to caption this fun photo on Facebook

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Today is Grandfather's Animal Birthday Party! See for the full day's celebration schedule!

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There are 3 more opportunities to attend the Rhododendron Ramble (today, Saturday and Sunday)! 1 pm each day!

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Grandfather Mountain is hosting the Blue Ridge Parkway's Commemorative Community Quilt during the month of June.

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GMSF was awarded the Bird-Lore Conservation Education Award from Audubon NC

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