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GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN OFFERS SECRET SEASON PASS

The turn of the calendar signals a new season on Grandfather Mountain — and the return of a stellar bargain (MORE)

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BEARY SCARY HALLOWEEN SET FOR OCT. 25

Frights and fun await kids at the Beary Scary Halloween festival Oct. 25 at Grandfather Mountain. The celebration offers a (MORE)

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NEW FILM DEBUTS IN GFM NATURE MUSEUM

Grandfather Mountain is now airing a new film in its Nature Museum Auditorium, a fascinating documentary titled “Expeditions with Patrick (MORE)

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GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN NAMES 2014 VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

Grandfather Mountain named Terry Jenkins of Linville Falls its Volunteer of the Year on Thursday, recognizing a shining star in (MORE)

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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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AUGUST YEAR-TO-DATE RAINFALL IS HALF OF 2013 LEVEL

By this time last year, Grandfather Mountain had received twice as much rainfall as it has during the same eight-month (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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GIRL SCOUT TROOPS ENTER FREE SEPT. 13

The 44th annual Girl Scout Day is set for Sept. 13 at Grandfather Mountain, offering free admission and fascinating nature (MORE)

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CREATURES OF THE NIGHT OFFERS AFTER-DARK ADVENTURE

Online registration is now open for Grandfather Mountain’s Creatures of the Night & Bonfire Delight. The event, set for Oct. (MORE)

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BABY OTTERS ARRIVE AT GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN

The pitter-patter of little feet — little webbed feet, to be exact — can be heard again at Grandfather Mountain. (MORE)

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KIDFEST CELEBRATES NATURE, CULTURE SEPT. 6

A full day of games, music and fun awaits families at the 11th annual Grandfather Mountain Kidfest on Saturday, Sept. (MORE)

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HAWK MIGRATION OFFERS SEPTEMBER SPECTACLE

Hundreds or even thousands of raptors will soar over Grandfather Mountain in September as the birds of prey make their (MORE)

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SUNRISE-SUNSET SESSIONS RETURN FOR 2014

Due to overwhelming popularity, Grandfather Mountain will offer eight sunrise/sunset viewing opportunities this year — three more than previous years. (MORE)

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NEPALESE SHERPA TO SPEAK AT GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN

Grandfather Mountain will welcome a Nepalese sherpa Aug. 18 for an exciting presentation on the nature and people of Nepal. (MORE)

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2014 CAMERA CLINIC RETURNS AUG. 16-17

Amateur and professional photographers can now register for the Grandfather Mountain Camera Clinic, a two-day seminar that offers presentations from (MORE)

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BOONE RESIDENT WINS 47th ANNUAL GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN MARATHON

Boone resident Caleb Masland won the Grandfather Mountain Marathon on Saturday a full 17 minutes ahead of his closest competitor, (MORE)

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FRASURE CLAIMS GMHG HEAVYWEIGHT ATHLETICS TITLE IN 2014

Defending champion and longtime Scottish athletics competitor Eric Frasure, 29, of Denver, N.C., took home the first place title in (MORE)

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OUTEN, SMITH NAMED GMHG TRACK & FIELD ATHLETES OF THE GAMES FOR 2014

Grandfather Mountain Highland Games newcomer Zach Outen and longtime competitor Shannon Smith were named Track and Field Athletes of the (MORE)

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NEW WOMEN’S RECORD SET AT 20th ANNUAL BEAR RUN

A Blowing Rock woman set a new female record Thursday at the 20th anniversary of The Bear, the opening athletic (MORE)

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COUPLE WEDS AFTER RUNNING THE BEAR

Talk about a race to the altar. High Country residents Greg Hill and Casie Schuster tied the knot atop Grandfather (MORE)

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GRANDFATHER MTN. NATURALIST JOINS PERU RESEARCH VENTURE

Jesse Pope, director of education and natural resources for Grandfather Mountain, will travel to Peru for two weeks this month (MORE)

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YEAR-TO-DATE RAINFALL BELOW AVERAGE AT GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN

Pleasant temperatures and below-average rainfall made June 2014 a comfortable month atop Grandfather Mountain in Linville. Staff recorded 2.51 inches (MORE)

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GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN OFFERS ‘AFTER HOURS’ EVENTS

Grandfather Mountain is offering several new and exciting “after hours” events this summer, including yoga in MacRae Meadows, guided night (MORE)

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2014 HIGHLAND GAMES ENTERTAIN AFTER DARK

The passion and pomp of the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games don’t stop when the sun sets. When masses flock to (MORE)

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HIGHLAND GAMES RETURN JULY 10-13, 2014

Blaring bagpipes, astounding athletes and tons of tartans converge in western North Carolina on July 10-13, 2014, for the 59th (MORE)

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ANIMAL BIRTHDAY PARTY 2014 SET FOR JUNE 18

Animal-lovers unite June 18 at Grandfather Mountain for the Animal Birthday Party, a celebration of the furry and feathered residents (MORE)

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TALLAHASSEE TEEN WINS 2014 CRITTER CRAWL 5K

A 15-year-old from Tallahassee, Fla., won the third annual Grandfather Mountain Critter Crawl 5K on Saturday, blazing up the Mountain (MORE)

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90th ANNUAL SINGING ON THE MOUNTAIN DEDICATED TO THE LATE ARTHUR SMITH

The 90th annual Singing on the Mountain at Grandfather Mountain will pay tribute to the late Arthur Smith, a legendary (MORE)

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MOUNTAIN WELCOMES ICONIC RHODODENDRON BLOOMS

The vivid fuchsia blooms of the Catawba rhododendron are beginning to emerge at Grandfather Mountain in Linville, revealing a spectacular (MORE)

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GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN EARNS TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE FOR THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR

For the third consecutive year, Grandfather Mountain has earned a Certificate of Excellence from traveler review website TripAdvisor. The accolade (MORE)

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