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Stack Rock

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The view from Grandfather Mountain’s Linville Peak shows bursts of vibrant color appearing near the Stack Rock Parking Area on (MORE)

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Price Lake

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A fisherman enjoys the stillness of Price Lake, located on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Blowing Rock, where the water (MORE)

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Grandfather Ridgeline

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Afternoon sun hitting the western slopes of Grandfather Mountain in Linville shows fall color trickling into western North Carolina. (Photo (MORE)

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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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Plenty Wild

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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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  • I visited Grandfather Mountain with my 3 daughters. We had a wonderful time. The staff was very friendly. The young man who was providing enrichment for the animals was especially knowledgeable and patient as my children asked lots of questions. My daughter asked to adopt "Jane" as a result of our visit and the information she received. Grandfather is a beautiful place and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit.
    Lisa
    Gibsonville, NC
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