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EXPERIENCE NATURALIST WEEKEND MAY 16TH-18TH

The annual Grandfather Mountain Naturalist Weekend returns May 16-18, offering an in-depth look at the Mountain’s plants, wildlife and history (MORE)

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REGISTRATION FOR THE 2014 NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY WEEKEND IS NOW OPEN

Online registration for the 2014 Nature Photography Weekend (to be held May 30-June 1, 2014) begins at midnight (12 a.m.) (MORE)

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REGISTRATION FOR 2014 CRITTER CRAWL IS NOW OPEN

Click here to register for the Grandfather Mountain Critter Crawl

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TEMPERATURES PLUMMET TO -17 DEGREES ON GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN

Temperatures took a nosedive Monday and Tuesday on Grandfather Mountain, reaching a low of -17 degrees early Tuesday morning. Equipment (MORE)

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GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN STEWARDSHIP FOUNDATION LAUNCHES NEW 2014 MEMBERSHIP CAMPAIGN

The Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation is inviting all of its friends to invest in a membership to its new “Bridge (MORE)

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NEW GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN ADMISSION PRICING JANUARY 1

Starting January 1, visitors to Grandfather Mountain will notice an increase in admission costs. Admission for adults (ages 13-59) will (MORE)

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NOVEMBER BRINGS COLD BLUSTERY DAYS TO GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN

Grandfather Mountain visitors bundled up outside as the month of November brought cool winter temperatures and  gusty wind to the (MORE)

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NC Hwy 105

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The top peaks of Grandfather Mountain are coated in rime ice this morning as fog is freezing to the trees (MORE)

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Cranberry School

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These trees around Old Cranberry High School, at the junction of NC 194 and US 19-E between Newland and Elk (MORE)

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Near Banner Elk

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A great autumn view can be found off of Lee Gualtney Rd. near Banner Elk, N.C.  This rolling field with (MORE)

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GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN “SECRET SEASON” PASSES OFFERED FOR WINTER MONTHS

GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN, NC – As the last of autumn’s leaves drop from the trees and fall leaf lookers retreat back (MORE)

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US 221, Linville

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Floyd Gragg and his wife set up their roadside stand of jams, jellies, honey and apple butter.  Floyd has had (MORE)

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Cliffside Overlook

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The flanks of Grandfather Mountain are alive with color as illustrated with this photo taken at Cliffside Overlook in the (MORE)

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Linville River

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It’s a cloudy morning but the fall color in the area is really popping against gray skies.  This photo of (MORE)

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Green Mountain Creek Bridge

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A leaf peeper stops to take a photo along the bridge over Green Mountain Creek on the Blue Ridge Parkway (MORE)

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Blue Ridge Parkway

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It’s an overcast day in the area with the chance of showers lasting into the early evening.  This photo was (MORE)

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NEW EAGLE ARRIVES AT GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN ANIMAL HABITATS

GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN, N.C. – A new bald eagle arrived at Grandfather Mountain today and was introduced to Griffin, the bald (MORE)

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Linn Cove Viaduct

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The sun rises on another beautiful day in the NC High Country as some of the first light shines on (MORE)

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Linville Peak

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The view from the top of Grandfather Mountain is gorgeous this morning with low-lying clouds to our east and south. (MORE)

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GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN CELEBRATES A “BEARY SCARY HALLOWEEN” OCTOBER 26

On Saturday, October 26 Grandfather Mountain visitors will be in for a scare as our park opens its doors to (MORE)

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Little Lost Cove Cliffs

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It’s a cloudy morning in the N.C. High Country with some drizzle.  The color is absolutely beautiful right now at (MORE)

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Linville Falls Area

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Color abounds along the Linville River with a transitioning canopy overhead and many leaves that have already fallen.  The color (MORE)

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Boone Fork Bridge

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It’s a pleasant Saturday in the NC High Country and a great time to visit and see fall color.  These (MORE)

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US 221

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Fall color is bright and beautiful on the flanks of Grandfather right now.  This image was taken from US 221 (MORE)

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Linville

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Morning sunlight helps this private driveway just off the Linville Bypass come alive with color.  This weekend will be a (MORE)

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Pineola

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These beautiful maples lining the picket fence at the intersection of NC Hwy 181 and US Hwy 221 in Pineola (MORE)

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  • My husband, myself and our 6 year old daughter went to Grandfather Mountain, and we hiked up the mountain instead of driving. We had a blast. It is so beautiful there, we are planning to go back. I recommend it to everyone.

    Andrea
    Greenville, TX
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