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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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OCT. 26 SUNSET OPPORTUNITY CANCELLED

Due to a weather forecast of clouds, fog and rain, the Oct. 26 Sunset Opportunity event at Grandfather Mountain has (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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GRANDFATHER OFFERS EXTENDED FALL WEEKEND HOURS

As autumn bursts into brilliant color on Grandfather Mountain, extended weekend hours will help ensure that guests don’t miss a (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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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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  • Grandfather Mountain you're big and you're high.  It seems that your shoulders help to hold up the sky.  I will never forget you till the day that I die.   Oh I will keep those old memories alive.

    If you have never been there a beauty so wild and so rare, it could even rival a rose.  And on a clear day from the top of his head, you can see clear to Charlotte below.

    Grandfather Mountain you're big and you're high.  It seems that your shoulders help to hold up the sky.  I will never forget you till the day that I die.  Oh I will keep those old memories alive.

    Hubert Alan Gragg
    Lenoir, NC
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