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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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ENTER THE 2014 WINTER WEATHER CONTEST

You’ve heard what the woolly worms and weather forecasters have to say about the winter weather prognosis — now it’s (MORE)

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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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  • 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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