Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain
Aug 2019
25 fall foliage adventures that are big on color and light on crowds

Aug 2019
September brings opportunities for all ages to learn about winged migrations

Jun 2019
The latest from throughout Western North Carolina

Apr 2019
Driving down memory lane along the High Country’s first scenic byway

Apr 2019
The latest from throughout Western North Carolina

Apr 2019
Flower celebrations burst with color across WNC

Apr 2019
A High Country hiking program helps at-risk teens overcome adversity

Apr 2019
A visionary effort to create a statewide trail has been 40 years in the making. With the path now finished in Western North Carolina and a groundswell of support rising in the East, the completion of North Carolina’s most monumental natural treasure is on the horizon.

Apr 2019
Experience the essence of mountain golf with elevation changes that test even the best in the game

Feb 2019
Long-time green thumb, author, and WNC resident Nan K. Chase offers a guide to gardening in the mountains

Jun 2018
During a trek on Calloway Peak, a father of twins learns to loosen the reins

Dec 2017
In the summertime, warm waters, cool nights, and unfiltered sunshine coalesce in a bucolic, unfettered burst of beauty. And There’s no shortage of ways to enjoy it; work up a sweat or take a cool dip—there’s something for everyone in this sweet season

Aug 2017
Holloway Meadow Loop

Jun 2017
Distance: 7.6 miles round-trip; Difficulty: Strenuous

Apr 2017
Offering adventures for every member of the gang

Apr 2017
North Carolina’s official state salamander (Ambystoma opacum)

Feb 2017
Great hiking routes in the town of Seven Devils

Feb 2017
Celebrate our anniversary with top 10 lists of local albums, books, fishing spots, movies, restaurants, and more

Oct 2016
Distance: 2.5 miles round-trip, Difficulty: Easy to moderate

Jun 2016
As the National Park system turns 100, test your knowledge of the six in WNC

Apr 2016
After a century of state parks, Western North Carolina’s are more popular than ever

Apr 2016
An expansive account of Grandfather Mountain’s unique history and offerings

Apr 2016
Distance: 5.6 miles round-trip Difficulty: Strenuous

Dec 2015
Sometimes, smaller is better.

Oct 2015
Distance: 3, 5, or 6 miles, Difficulty: Strenuous

Jul 2015
Distance: 1.6 miles round-trip Difficulty: Moderate

Dec 2014
Distance 0.7 mile Difficulty: Easy

May 2014
Meet 11 leaders in the quest to conserve WNC’s natural areas

Apr 2014
Bike, run, and paddle for a good cause

Jun 2013
Discover your inner calm with a yoga hiking trek

Mar 2013
Julian Morton's community, Invershiel, recreated a bit of his homeland in the High Country

Jan 2013
Make your way to the High Country for outdoor winter revelry

Oct 2012

Sep 2011
Autumn is upon us, and you can park yourself in the backyard and watch the leaves put on a show.

Sep 2011
Mayview Manor stood as a regal icon of Blowing Rock for merely four decades

Sep 2011
A couple pioneers winemaking in Watauga County

Jul 2011
A landmark greenstone home in Hickory melds historic elegance with modern luxuries

May 2011
From pageant queens to the namesake blooms, the 65-year-old Rhododendron Festival continues to celebrate the beauty of the mountains

Aug 2010
Scene Setter: Television scriptwriter Karen Hall came to Boone for a lifestyle change, but Los Angeles can’t seem to do without her

Jul 2010
For years, Grandfather Mountain served as the launch pad for high-flying gliders