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Blue Ridge Parkway Open Despite Government Shutdown

The Blue Ridge Parkway will remain open for driving, hiking and nature exploration despite the government shutdown.  However, the facilities including welcome centers, bathrooms, museums and other education centers along the parkway will be closed.  To make your drive most

Fall Hawk Migration Viewing Sites- NC High Country

North Carolina Fall Hawk Migration Viewing Sites The NC High Country is a popular viewing area for hawk migrations due to the rocky outcroppings and mountain ridgelines that provide optimal wind currents for the hawks to ride as they head

58th Annual Highland Games: July 11-14

Nowhere in the America’s is there a place more reminiscent of the Scottish Highlands than the High Country of North Carolina.  Perhaps this is why so many of Scottish descent chose to settle here.  Whether you are of Scottish ancestry

THE HIGHLAND GAMES AFTER DARK

  The Grandfather Mountain Highland Games offer visitors the opportunity to experience the Highlands of Scotland firsthand though traditional music, food and activities.  But what some might not realize is that when the sun goes down, the fun is only

WILL GRAHAM TO SPEAK AT THE 89TH ANNUAL “SINGING ON THE MOUNTAIN”

  This June 23, thousands of people from across the area will gather at MacRae Meadows in the spirit of God and fellowship.  Grandfather Mountain’s 89th Annual Singing on the Mountain is a joyful celebration of faith, claiming the title

Grandfather Mountain State Park Activities June 2013

Grandfather Mountain State Park is the newest North Carolina State park.  Created in 2008, the state park service acquired the 2,456 acres along the crest of Grandfather Mountain, located off the Blue Ridge Parkway in Linville.  The park offers 13

GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN SELECTS EAGLE NAMES AND CONTEST WINNERS

GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN, NC – As Grandfather Mountain’s two new bald eagles continue to acclimate to their new enclosure, Habitat staff have selected the winners of the 2013 Eagle Naming Contest!  Tony Sweet of Maryland’s submission of “Isis” is the winner

GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN CAMPOUT SET TO BRING SUMMER FUN FOR FAMILIES, COUPLES AND SOLO ADVENTURERS

    Grandfather Mountain is excited to announce the return of the Grandfather Mountain Campout this summer.  The Campout, July 26-28, is a weekend-long event hosted by the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation.             During the campout, guests will spend up

Visit the Top 10 High Elevations in the High Country

As our namesake implies, when you visit the High Country, you are never far from a high elevation with a great vista. Many of the highest points are surprisingly easy to access by car or by path. Mount Mitchell (6,684

Milepost 299-317

Wildflowers You Might Spot From Milepost 299-317 Dwarf Iris – Mar-April Mayapple – Mar-April Serviceberry Sarvis – Mar-May Buttercups – Mar-June Wild Strawberry – Mar-June Crested Dwarf Iris – Apr-May Soloman’s Seal – Apr-May Carolina Rhododendron – Apr-June Dogwood –

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