Grandfather Mountain

From a distance you can see the face that serves as the namesake for this park, and up close you’ll find amazing views, native wildlife, and the famous mile-high swinging bridge. Photo by Monty Combs.

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Fall Scenic Drives: Early Color

by Asheville Insider

A first look at fall color In the early fall, trees begin changing color at the highest elevations surrounding the Asheville area, so head out on these scenic drives in late September and early October. Visit our weekly fall color reports to stay … read more

You Shall See Wonders: A Day at Grandfather Mountain

by Leigh Ann Henion

Visit an Internationally Renowned Nature Preserve, Just 90 Minutes from Asheville Shakespeare is staring at me. The cleverly named barred owl is perched on the leather glove of Grandfather Mountain 's head naturalist. It's as if the bird … read more