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GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN HIGHLAND GAMES RETURN JULY 7-10

  Blaring bagpipes, astounding athletes and tons of tartans converge in Western North Carolina July 7-10 for the 61st annual (MORE)

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LINVILLE LAND HARBOR DONATES TO GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN FIELD TRIP SCHOLARSHIP FUND

  Linville Land Harbor demonstrated its support for the education of Avery Country students with a generous donation to the (MORE)

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GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN EARNS 2016 TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE

The Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation isn’t about moving mountains. It’s about moving people. And the people have spoken. Grandfather Mountain (MORE)

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SINGING ON THE MOUNTAIN RETURNS FOR 92ND YEAR ON JUNE 26

“Whosoever will may come.” For 92 years, these words have welcomed one and all to Singing on the Mountain, a (MORE)

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SHELLY JOHNSTON NAMED DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR OF GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN STEWARDSHIP FOUNDATION

After a three-month search, the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation board of directors has named Shelly Johnston director of development for (MORE)

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ANIMAL BIRTHDAY PARTY SET FOR JUNE 15

How does a bear eat birthday cake? With its bear hands, of course. But don’t take our word for it. (MORE)

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GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN EXTENDS HOURS FOR SUMMER

As the days grow longer, Grandfather Mountain is following suit by extending its hours for summer. Starting Friday, May 27, (MORE)

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REMARKABLE RHODODENDRON RAMBLE RETURNS JUNE 1-12

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

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GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN HOSTS NATURALIST WEEKEND MAY 13-15

With flowers abloom and wildlife galore, springtime has arrived at Grandfather Mountain. Visitors have a prime opportunity to experience this (MORE)

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GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN HOSTS SALAMANDER SATURDAY MAY 7

  Grandfather Mountain is well known for its black bears. But if you think the mountain’s most abundant animal weighs (MORE)

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NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY WEEKEND ONLINE REGISTRATION

Online registration is now open for Grandfather Mountain’s annual Nature Photography Weekend, an exciting workshop for photographers planned for June (MORE)

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DOLLAR DAYS BEGIN APRIL 1 AT GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN

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

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NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY WEEKEND REGISTRATION OPENS APRIL 4

  Online registration begins Monday, April 4, for Grandfather Mountain’s annual Nature Photography Weekend, an exciting workshop for photographers planned (MORE)

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COUGAR CUBS ARRIVE AT GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN

  Call it a case of paws and effect. After being orphaned in the wilds of Idaho, two sibling cougar (MORE)

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GRANDFATHER HIRING SEASONAL STAFF

Looking for seasonal employment? Grandfather Mountain could be a natural fit. The nonprofit Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation, whose mission is (MORE)

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GUESTS ENCOURAGED TO CALL AHEAD DURING WINTER WEATHER

With the exception of Thanksgiving and Christmas Day, Grandfather Mountain is open year-round — weather permitting. During times of inclement (MORE)

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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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