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YADKINVILLE RESIDENT WINS 2013-14 WINTER WEATHER CONTEST

Shannon Adams of Yadkinville, NC, has been named the winner of the 2013-14 Grandfather Mountain Winter Weather Contest. Adams beat (MORE)

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PENN DAMERON STEPS DOWN AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

After five years as president and executive director, Penn Dameron will depart the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation effective April 18. (MORE)

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GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN LAUNCHES VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

Grandfather Mountain is excited to launch a new volunteer program this spring. The scenic attraction in Linville is now recruiting (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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ICONIC GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN SIGN FALLS

The iconic Grandfather Mountain sign that served as a Linville landmark for nearly 60 years was leveled Sunday morning by (MORE)

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NATURE PHOTO WEEKEND REGISTRATION OPENS APRIL 1

Online registration begins April 1 for Grandfather Mountain’s annual Nature Photography Weekend, a stimulating workshop for photographers planned for May (MORE)

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GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN’S SPRITE THE DEER DIES

For the second time in as many weeks, Grandfather Mountain has lost one of its beloved animal residents. Sprite, a (MORE)

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DOLLAR DAYS, SPECIAL PROGRAMS RETURN IN APRIL

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’S FERN THE OPOSSUM DIES

Grandfather Mountain said farewell Friday to Fern the opossum, who was humanely put to rest after veterinarians discovered a large (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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CRITTER CRAWL 5K REGISTRATION OPENS MARCH 3

Registration opens March 3 for Grandfather Mountain’s third annual Critter Crawl, a challenging 5K race set for June 7. The (MORE)

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GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN TO RENOVATE OTTER HABITAT

Grandfather Mountain’s otter habitat closed temporarily this week for renovations — and an important acclimation process for the Mountain’s newest (MORE)

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GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN HIRING FOR SEASONAL POSITIONS

Grandfather Mountain is now hiring for numerous seasonal positions, including specialized positions for animal habitat employees, naturalists and interpretive rangers. (MORE)

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JANUARY BRINGS 66-DEGREE TEMPERATURE DIFFERENTIAL

Almost 70 degrees separated the highest temperature and lowest temperature recorded on Grandfather Mountain in January, a nod to the (MORE)

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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 WEATHER CHARTS RAINY 2013

2013 came to a close on Grandfather Mountain with a whopping 85.95 inches of rain recorded for the year — (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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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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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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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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MONTHLY RAINFALL BELOW AVERAGE AT GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN FOR FIRST TIME SINCE APRIL

For the first time since April, the weather station at the top of Grandfather Mountain recorded below average monthly rainfall.  (MORE)

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“THE COLORS OF GRANDFATHER” PROGRAM TO SHOWCASE FALL FOLIAGE AT GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN

As fall approaches the Blue Ridge Mountains, Grandfather Mountain remains one of the best leaf looking destinations in Western North (MORE)

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OCTOBER BRINGS SPECIAL BEHIND THE SCENES OPPORTUNITIES AT GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN

Behind the Scenes Habitat Tours at Grandfather Mountain will be offered at a discounted rate during the month of October, (MORE)

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SILVER ANNIVERSARY FOR EVENT AND CYCLIST

On Sunday, September 15 the top parking lot of Grandfather Mountain located at the base of the Mile High Swinging (MORE)

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PERFECT WEATHER FOR 25TH ANNUAL BRIDGE BIKE RIDE

Weather conditions could not have been more perfect for the 25th occurrence of the BRIDGE Incredible Challenge Century Bike Ride.  (MORE)

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GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN’S OCONEE THE OTTER PASSES AWAY

Oconee the river otter, age 18, was humanely put to sleep September 12 after a long, full life at Grandfather (MORE)

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AUGUST WEATHER BRINGS NORMALCY TO GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN, YEARLY RAIN TOTAL STILL UP

GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN, NC –  After a record breaking July, August rainfall was more on par with what is expected this (MORE)

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  • I have been coming to Grandfather Mountain since I was a small child. The change of seasons is more markedly pronounced than anywhere else I've ever been. Every season has it's own sights and smells and of course brings you a different pleasurable sensation of feelings every time.
    Darrell
    Fairview, NC
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