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Showy Blooms of the Blue Ridge Parkway

The Blue Ridge Parkway is home to many unique species of flowers and shrubs that can not be found in many other locations around the world! From Catawba Rhododendron to Fire Pink flowers, there are many natural beauties to see

GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN STEWARDSHIP FOUNDATION LAUNCHES NEW MEMBERSHIP CAMPAIGN

GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN, NC – The Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation, the non-profit organization that owns and operates the Grandfather Mountain travel attraction, is inviting all of its friends to invest in a membership to its new “Bridge Club” as a way

Top Hiking Trails

The high country is home to some of the most majestic views in the country. This is a list of the top hiking trails located in western North Carolina. There are beautiful waterfalls, gorges, and panoramic views along these trails.

NC Mountain Game Lands

There is a lot of great hunting among the NC mountain game lands in the High Country across some of the most breathtaking mountains. Buy a hunting license online now! You can also buy a hunting license at these locations

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

Flat Rock Trail

If you’re looking for a trail in the High Country area requiring only a moderate effort but offering a reward of a top-notch view, the Flat Rock Trail is for you.  A fairly easy slightly uphill walk of less than

Crabtree Falls

A scenic hour-and-20-minute drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway from the Boone/Blowing Rock area will provide High Country visitors with a scenic hike to Crabtree Falls.  The journey south to the 340-mile mark provides several bonuses as the rider crosses

High Country Bloom Schedule

The High Country mountains boast some of the most beautiful wildflowers in the south. From the popular catawba rhododendron found commonly along the Blue Ridge Parkway to the rare and endangered pink shell azalea vaseyi found at Grandfather Mountain, the

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

Guided Hikes at Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain offers access to multiple trails varying in difficulty from a leisurely walk in the woods to a rigorous trek across rugged peaks. A number of gentle paths designed to offer a low-impact foray into nature can be accessed

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