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Grandfather Mountain Highland Games

Aug 28 - Oct 01 Creatures of the Night and Bonfire Delight Registration Is Now Open!

frightSaturday, October 4 (6:30 pm - 9:30 pm) Join Grandfather Mountain staff for stories told by firelight and rare after-dark tours of the Mountain that include a visit to the bear habitat, an owl prowl, interesting historical facts about Grandfather, and the opportunity to meet Grandfather Mountain's nocturnal educational animals. (MORE)

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Oct 04 Creatures of the Night and Bonfire Delight

frightStories told by firelight and rare after-dark tours of the Mountain that include  a visit to the bear habitat, an owl prowl, interesting historical facts about Grandfather, and the opportunity to meet Grandfather's nocturnal educational animals.  Additional cost. Reservations required:  Online registration begins August 28, 2014. (MORE)

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Mountain News


GUIDED WALKS SHOWCASE FALL FOLIAGE

As fall approaches the Blue Ridge Mountains, Grandfather Mountain remains one of the best leaf-looking destinations in the South. One (MORE)

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PARK HOURS CHANGE FOR FALL SEPT. 2

Grandfather Mountain will transition to its fall hours starting Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. The Mountain will be open from 9 (MORE)

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Linn Cove Viaduct

tuesdaysmall Linn Cove Viaduct

Bright yellow goldenrods coordinate pleasantly with the changing leaves near the Linn Cove Viaduct on the Blue Ridge Parkway, as seen on the evening of Monday, Sept. 29. (Photo by Skip Sickler)

In the vicinity of Grandfather Mountain, red maples are beginning to mature, and birches, black cherries and other varieties are starting their transformations. Naturalists are not seeing much variation yet among the oaks. Blueberry bushes at the higher elevations are also becoming brilliant red as September comes to a close.