GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN, NC – On Saturday August 10 guests will have the opportunity to join Grandfather’s interpretive rangers at the top of the mountain for “The Mile High Swinging Bridge: Fun Facts and Historical Tales”.

            Since it’s construction in 1952 Grandfather Mountain has welcomed families, couples, photographers, celebrities, and even extreme sports enthusiasts to cross the famous swinging bridge and experience the wonder of Grandfather Mountain while getting an awe-inspiring view of its surrounding peaks. Now visitors will have the exciting opportunity to hear stories of those that crossed before them and learn facts about the bridge’s existence from Grandfather’s expert guides.

            “The Mile High Swinging Bridge: Fun Facts and Historical Tales” will be held at the mile high attraction itself and features stories and discussion led by Grandfather Mountain’s Chief Interpretive Ranger, Gabe Taylor.

            “The intention of this program is to showcase the bridge’s unique history and some of its lesser-known facts,” said Taylor. “We begin at the stone steps leading up to the bridge and make our way to Linville Peak, stopping along the way to share stories and give participants the opportunity to ask questions.”

Like many of the educational programming offered at Grandfather Mountain the cost of this is included in regular park admission. No prior registration necessary.  Interested guests should meet at the base of the stone steps at the Mile High Swinging Bridge at 11 a.m. The program lasts approximately 45 minutes. More information on “Fun Facts and Historical Tales” as well as the comprehensive daily event calendar can be found at

            The Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation established to preserve Grandfather Mountain, operate the nature park sustainably in the public interest, provide an exceptional experience for guests, and inspire them to be good stewards of the earth’s resources.  For more information, visit or call 800-468-7325.

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