Interpretive Ranger Programs

Interpretive Ranger Programs

Meet the people who know Grandfather almost as well as the squirrels do.

What kind of flower is this? How did this boulder get here? Did Native Americans live on the mountain? Grandfather Mountain inspires questions of all kinds. And there’s nobody better to answer them than Grandfather’s Interpretive Rangers. Friendly and knowledgeable, they’re on hand to discuss anything from geology to weather to the making of Forrest Gump on the mountain — making your visit even more remarkable.

Look for Interpretive Rangers by the Swinging Bridge and other popular sites.

Rangers are also available to lead guided hikes by reservation.

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  • My wife and I along with our daughter, son in law and grand daughter recently visited the mountains and one of the highlights was our trip the Grandfather Mt. The reason it was great was because everything is handicap accessible.  My wife is wheelchair bound and we were able to include her in everything even the bridge. She was so happy because she was able to tell everyone the story of the first time she ever walked across the bridge and how it was made of wood. The animal park was the best and the highlight for our grand daughter. We were on vacation for a week and the trip to Grandfather was the last day and we truly saved the best for last. Thank you for all you do to make this State Treasure open to all.
    Cliff
    Chocowinity, NC
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