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Thank you for your interest in working at Grandfather Mountain. Grandfather Mountain is an equal opportunity employer and does not (MORE)

GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN RELEASES 2015 SPECIAL EVENTS CALENDAR

Grandfather Mountain is excited to release its Special Events Schedule for 2015. While each day on the mountain offers a unique experience to (MORE)

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GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN EXPERIENCES DRY 2014

After an immensely rainy year in 2013, Grandfather Mountain rainfall rebounded to below-normal precipitation levels in 2014, according to weather (MORE)

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The Grandfather Campout

Jul 25 – Jul 27 The Grandfather Campout Time: 12:00 am – 12:00 am | Category: #_CATEGORY Location : Grandfather (MORE)

Hours and Rates

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Planning Your Visit Click here to download a brochure 2014 Attraction Admission (Access Via Automobile Through Main Gate) Phone: 828-733-4337 (MORE)

SEE THE BRIDGE IN SOLAR CHRISTMAS LIGHTS DEC. 26

Grandfather Mountain is offering one final opportunity to see the Mile High Swinging Bridge lit up for the holidays! On (MORE)

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GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN HOSTS EDUCATOR TREK

Sixteen educators from across North Carolina converged at Grandfather Mountain on Dec. 5-7 for an intensive workshop focused on the (MORE)

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2015 Nature Photography Weekend

May 29 – May 31 2015 Nature Photography Weekend Time: 12:00 am – 12:00 am | Category: #_CATEGORY Location : (MORE)

Bridge Club Membership

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Become a Member We want to reward your dedication to the mountain and encourage your lifelong relationship with its breathtaking (MORE)

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Bridge Club Annual Pass

Become a Member We want to reward your dedication to the mountain and encourage your lifelong relationship with its breathtaking (MORE)

GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN OFFERS HOLIDAY SUNRISE-SUNSETS

As the holidays approach, Grandfather Mountain is taking the “season of light” theme literally. The Linville park will offer two (MORE)

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Bridge Club December eNews

Winter Weather Contest

2014-15 Winter Weather Contest For the ninth consecutive year, Grandfather Mountain is offering its Winter Weather Contest. The best guesser (MORE)

NEW LADDER ADDED ON GRANDFATHER TRAIL

Hikers familiar with Grandfather Mountain will notice one major change next time they hike the iconic Grandfather Trail. Crews have (MORE)

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e-Newsletter

Click to View Back Issues of E-Scape to Grandfather Mountain. E-Newsletter Archive December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 (MORE)

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GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN OFFERS HOLIDAY DISCOUNTS, PROGRAMS

The arrival of winter brings exciting changes to the Grandfather Mountain landscape, along with new nature programs and two easy (MORE)

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EMMY THE OTTER PASSES AWAY

Grandfather Mountain is deeply saddened to announce the unexpected death of 9-month-old Emmy, one of the mountain’s newest North American (MORE)

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GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN SEEKS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The Board of Directors of the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation is now accepting applications for the position of Executive Director. (MORE)

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What you’ll see

Towering above northwest North Carolina, Grandfather Mountain is the region’s premier and most ecologically diverse nature preserve; a vast wild (MORE)

Media FAQ

Ownership Key Personnel Elevation Geologic Age Acreage Location Traveling Distances Season Admission rates Attendance Employees Swinging Bridge UN Biosphere Reserve (MORE)

Contact Us

Phone Numbers Office Hours Phone number Business Office weekdays, 9-5 800-468-7325 828-733-2013 828-733-2608 FAX Entrance Gate daily, 8 a.m. – (MORE)

Meet the Team

Jim Morton, President and Chairman of Grandfather Mountain Board of Directors Harris Prevost, Vice President Jesse Pope, Assistant Vice President

What is Grandfather Mountain?

Grandfather Mountain is… — a scenic travel destination; — a globally recognized nature preserve; — and the highest peak in the Blue (MORE)

Current Weather

Follow these links to see up-to-the minute reports from Grandfather and other High Country weather stations. Current conditions for the (MORE)

Junior Ranger Program

Meet Grandfather’s best friend, Yonni! Hi, Junior Rangers! I’m Yonni, a Yonahlossee Salamander from Grandfather Mountain! I help kids explore (MORE)

16 Natural Communities

Changes in Terrain, Soil, Vegetation, Wind, Water and Sunlight Create Conditions to Support Sixteen Distinct Natural Communities on Grandfather Hiking in (MORE)

Endangered Species

Rare and precious: Grandfather’s endangered wildlife Hundreds of species of plants and animals call Grandfather Mountain home. While some are (MORE)

Geology

The Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina and Eastern Tennessee are the result of the action of plate tectonics. (MORE)

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  • I loved it! We went as a church trip. It was fun and I saw new things I have never seen. We're going back next year for sure. Lots more are going and looking forward to it.
    Christina
    Jacksonville, NC
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