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GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN DEBUTS MILE HIGH GROWTH CHART

Grandfather Mountain has unveiled a new attraction at the Linville park: the Mile High Growth Chart. The Growth Chart, located (MORE)

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EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT OFFERED JULY 4-5

Grandfather Mountain is offering an “Early Bird Discount” to guests who enter the park before 9 a.m. on July 4 (MORE)

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GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN HIGHLAND GAMES RETURN FOR 60th YEAR ON JULY 9-12

Blaring bagpipes, astounding athletes and tons of tartans converge in western North Carolina on July 9-12 for the 60th annual (MORE)

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91st ANNUAL SINGING ON THE MOUNTAIN SET FOR SUNDAY, JUNE 28; HONORS THE LATE GEORGE HAMILTON IV

The 91st annual Singing on the Mountain at Grandfather Mountain will pay tribute to the late George Hamilton IV, a (MORE)

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TV HOST PATRICK MCMILLAN TO SPEAK AT GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN

Emmy Award-winning host Patrick McMillan will discuss the unique high-elevation natural communities of Grandfather Mountain in a special program June (MORE)

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ANIMAL BIRTHDAY PARTY SET FOR JUNE 17

Whether you have fur or feathers, scales or skin, Grandfather Mountain’s Animal Birthday Party on June 17 will offer exciting (MORE)

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GUIDED WALKS CELEBRATE RHODODENDRON BLOOMS

Few plants scream “summer” in the mountains as loudly as the vivid pink Catawba rhododendron, and Grandfather Mountain is now (MORE)

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JESSE POPE NAMED EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

After an exhaustive nine-month search, the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation Board of Directors has named Jesse B. Pope Jr. of (MORE)

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GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN LAUNCHES FIELD TRIP SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Grandfather Mountain is pleased to announce its Field Trip Scholarship Fund, available to North Carolina school groups who need financial (MORE)

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EXPERIENCE NATURALIST WEEKEND ON MAY 15-17

With flowers abloom and wildlife galore, Grandfather Mountain offers unrivaled beauty in spring. Now, visitors have a sublime opportunity to (MORE)

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CHARLOTTEAN WINS WINTER WEATHER CONTEST

Rudolf Grau of Charlotte has won the 2014-15 Winter Weather Contest at Grandfather Mountain, a true feat in a season (MORE)

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GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN LAUNCHES ONLINE TICKET SALES

Grandfather Mountain visitors can now purchase park admission tickets online. The new online ticketing option, which launched Monday, allows visitors (MORE)

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REGISTRATION OPENS APRIL 1 FOR NATURE PHOTO WEEKEND

Online registration begins Wednesday for Grandfather Mountain’s annual Nature Photography Weekend, an exciting workshop for photographers planned for May 29-31. (MORE)

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DOLLAR DAYS RETURN APRIL 1-30

Grandfather Mountain opens its gates to High Country residents, employees and their guests for only $3 each throughout April as (MORE)

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GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN NOW FEATURED ON GOOGLE STREET VIEW

Grandfather Mountain’s iconic Mile High Swinging Bridge and Grandfather Trail are now among the newest sites available for 360-degree virtual (MORE)

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‘BEE AWARE’ TEAM EXHIBITS AT WHITE HOUSE SCIENCE FAIR

A group of High Country students was among just 36 teams from across the nation to exhibit their enterprising honeybee (MORE)

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FIVE TEMPERATURE RECORDS BROKEN IN FEBRUARY

Winter finally arrived at Grandfather Mountain in February, bringing with it five new daily temperature records, the first substantial snow (MORE)

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BEE COLONY TO BE INSTALLED AT GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN

An ambitious group of High Country students is setting up a honeybee colony at Grandfather Mountain in an effort to (MORE)

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AUGUST THE DEER PASSES AWAY

One of three resident white-tailed deer at Grandfather Mountain’s Animal Habitats has died. August, a 10-year-old doe, was humanely euthanized (MORE)

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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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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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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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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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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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NEW OTTERS MAKE PUBLIC DEBUT

New North American river otters Emmy and Oscar debuted to the public Monday afternoon at Grandfather Mountain. Habitat keepers relocated (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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NIKITA THE COUGAR PASSES AWAY

Grandfather Mountain is grieving the loss this week of one of its most popular and cherished habitat residents, a cougar (MORE)

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  • Rode our Harleys up the mountain — what a great ride. Technical. Awesome switchbacks, just have to watch out for trucks coming down. Views were spectacular. Will be back this summer.
    Karen
    Alburtis, PA
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