Grandfather Mountain

The nation’s top Scottish athletes clash in traditional heavyweight events, such as “turning the caber” and “tossing the sheaf.” Read more



Photo by Skip Sickler - Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation

The range of elevation on Grandfather Mountain — a nearly 1,000-foot change from base to peak — provides visitors with a longer window of opportunity to see rhododendron in bloom. Read more


Beginning June 1, campers must reserve campsites using the Reserve America Reservation System via the internet or a toll-free number. Read more


Viaduct closed in March for a comprehensive road maintenance project. Read more


Iconic Parkway bridge needs maintenance, repaving. Read more


Grandfather Mountain eagles

Donated photo

A new addition is expected to arrive soon at Grandfather Mountain’s new eagle habitat in the High Country of N.C. An adult bald eagle currently housed at the Alaska Raptor Center is expected to move east where it will join Griffin, an adult male. Read more


Master at work

Photo by Hugh Morton

At Grandfather Mountain, the blackberries are always in season, the fragrant mountain laurel is ever-blooming and the lady slippers are never hard to find. Artist Paul Marchand spent his entire lifetime crafting extraordinarily accurate models. Read more