Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain
Aug 2022
Elk Knob is a towering, meadow-topped peak more than a mile high and conveniently close to Boone

Aug 2022
A partnership between local universities brings Appalachian history online

Jun 2022
A mountain man who led the way to our outdoor life

May 2022
Grandfather Mountain touts newest enhancement to environmental education

Mar 2022
Throughout the mountains, mini golf awaits pro and amateur putters alike

Dec 2021
Successful nesting is a mountain rarity for this apex predator

Jun 2021
At Camp Catawba, boys found an artistic escape from a world in turmoil

Mar 2021
Strike out to discover native floral treasures in WNC

Sep 2020
Daniel Boone Scout Trail

Sep 2020
Discover Valle Crucis, the Yadkin Valley, a Blue Ridge Parkway alternative, and the New River along four of the region's northern routes

Jun 2020
Take flight in WNC with a hang gliding (or paragliding) adventure

Feb 2020
Mark your calendar! From food and drink fêtes to cultural celebrations and musical blowouts...

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
Test your knowledge of WNC's nationally designated and protected areas under the National Park System.

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