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Recent Press Releases and news-worthy items

MUSEUM EXHIBITS TEMPORARILY CLOSED

Due to minor renovations in Grandfather Mountain’s Nature Museum, the exhibits section will be closed Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 3 (MORE)

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GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN ANNOUNCES 2016 EVENT SCHEDULE

From Salamander Saturday to a Beary Scary Halloween and all points in between, 2016 promises a mile-high schedule of events (MORE)

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GRANDFATHER GETS SOCIAL

At its highest point, Grandfather Mountain reaches 5,946 feet above sea level. On social media, it reaches millions. Since Thursday, (MORE)

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2015 A RECORD YEAR FOR WEATHER AND MORE AT GRANDFATHER

While many folks were dreaming of a white Christmas, Grandfather Mountain was experiencing the warmest holiday in the mountain’s recorded (MORE)

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MILE-HIGH MARVEL

Area man recovers from spinal injury, takes first steps on Grandfather’s swinging bridge

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GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN HOSTS NEW YEAR’S DAY SUNRISE OPPORTUNITY

There are sunrises, and then there are Grandfather Mountain sunrises. And then there are Grandfather Mountain New Year’s Day sunrises. (MORE)

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GIVE THE GIFT OF GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN

Shopping has never been quite so scenic. Just in time for the holidays, Grandfather Mountain is offering a cheerful tree-full (MORE)

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GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN ANNOUNCES HOLIDAY HOURS

Throughout the holiday season, Grandfather Mountain will remain open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a few exceptions: (MORE)

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GRANDFATHER ANNOUNCES BOULDER CLUB, FOREST KEEPERS GIVING PROGRAMS

A rolling stone gathers no moss, but a boulder on Grandfather Mountain can preserve a legacy. This holiday season, the (MORE)

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GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN JOINS #GIVINGTUESDAY MOVEMENT

The day after Thanksgiving, there’s one thing on most Americans’ minds — leftovers. Meanwhile, many turn their thoughts to the (MORE)

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FIELD TRIP SCHOLARSHIP CONNECTS STUDENTS WITH NATURE

Grandfather Mountain offers students a unique opportunity — the chance to learn about nature from nature itself. But with North (MORE)

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‘SECRET SEASON’ PASSES ARE BACK

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

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BEARY SCARY HALLOWEEN RETURNS OCT. 31

  How scary is Halloween at Grandfather Mountain? Beary scary. Grandfather Mountain’s Beary Scary Halloween festival returns Saturday, Oct. 31, (MORE)

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A BIG MONTH FOR HAWK WATCH

September was a big month for Grandfather Mountain — and the 10,000-plus hawks that soared above it. Each September, Grandfather (MORE)

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AJAX THE EAGLE LANDS AT GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN

Something eyrie is happening at Grandfather Mountain. In late August, the mountain welcomed a juvenile bald eagle to its animal (MORE)

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AUTUMN BURSTS INTO COLOR AT GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN

With autumn under way in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Grandfather Mountain remains one of the best leaf-looking destinations in the (MORE)

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CREATURES OF THE NIGHT EVENT CANCELED

Due to a forecast for rain this weekend, Grandfather Mountain’s annual Creatures of the Night & Bonfire Delight, set for (MORE)

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HAWK WATCH SOARS AT GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN

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

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CREATURES OF THE NIGHT & BONFIRE DELIGHT

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

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GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN CELEBRATES JOHN MUIR DAY

Renowned conservationist and naturalist John Muir once described Grandfather Mountain as “the face of all Heaven come to Earth.” Muir, (MORE)

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12TH ANNUAL KIDFEST SEPT. 12

A full day of games, music and fun awaits families at the 12th annual Grandfather Mountain Kidfest on Saturday, Sept. (MORE)

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45TH ANNUAL GIRL SCOUT DAY SEPT. 19

The 45th annual Girl Scout Day is set for Saturday, Sept. 19, at Grandfather Mountain, offering free admission and fascinating (MORE)

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GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN CAMERA CLINIC AUG. 15-16

Amateur and professional photographers are focusing on Grandfather Mountain, as the mountain’s annual Camera Clinic returns Aug. 15 and 16. (MORE)

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MEET THE BEE AWARE TEAM, TOUR HIVES JULY 22

Local students from the “Bee Aware Science Team” will present a fascinating program at Grandfather Mountain on July 22, complete (MORE)

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2015 CAMERA CLINIC REGISTRATION OPENS

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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FRASURE WINS, SETS NEW RECORD AT HIGHLAND GAMES

After a neck-and-neck battle, defending champion Eric Frasure won the heavy athletics competition Saturday at the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, (MORE)

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NEWCOMERS NAMED TRACK & FIELD ATHLETES OF THE GAMES

First-time competitors Jordan Lake and Amanda Gregory offered standout performances Saturday at the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, earning the title (MORE)

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GRANDFATHER MTN. MARATHON CHAMPS FROM BOONE, GLASGOW

A reigning champion from Boone and a first-time competitor from Scotland were crowned men and women’s champs Saturday in the (MORE)

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BOONE RESIDENT WINS THE BEAR

Boone resident Andrew Vandenberg emerged victorious Thursday at the The Bear, a grueling five-mile hill climb that kicked off the (MORE)

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  • My first visit to Grandfather Mountain was to attend the Singing on the Mountain, and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. Hopefully will be back to explore more of the beauty and nature.
    Shammah
    Elizabethton, TN
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