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Grandfather Mtn. Passes Offered for Winter Months

Oct. 22, 2012. Whether it’s the opportunity to see wildlife in the snow or the chance to enjoy endless vistas cleared out by winter’s chill, Grandfather Mountain’s “secret season” pass is a treat for those who live and work in surrounding areas. The pass, good Nov. 1 through April 30, is a very affordable way to experience the Mountain without the crush of summer crowds.

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Female NASA Scientist to Speak at Girl Scout Day

Aug. 30, 2012. Senior research scientist Dr. Dorothy K. Hall is set to give a presentation at the 42nd Annual Girl Scout Day at Grandfather Mountain on Saturday, Sept. 15. Hall’s presentation is in the Nature Museum Auditorium where she is set to share her research and discuss what it is like to be a woman in a competitive science field.

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Grandfather Mtn. Hosts 42nd Annual Girl Scout Day

Aug. 27, 2012. Grandfather Mountain welcomes Girl Scouts back to the Mountain for a day filled with opportunities to hone their wilderness skills, play games and learn more about nature. On Sept. 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Scouts can expand their nature know-how through a variety of programs that cover topics ranging from indigenous insects to NASA.

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Grandfather Mountain Hosts 9th Annual Kidfest Sept. 8

Aug. 9, 2012. On Saturday, Sept. 8, Grandfather Mountain will offer a fun-filled opportunity for families to enjoy the nature and culture of the North Carolina mountains. Kidfest provides children of all ages with entertaining activities such as guided hikes, storytelling, face painting, crafts and games.

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Grandfather Mtn. Camera Clinic Celebrates 60 Years

Aug. 2, 2012. The 2012 Grandfather Mountain Amateur and Professional Camera Clinic, held August 18-19, is set to include a photo competition focused on the Mile High Swinging Bridge and presentations by four nationally and internationally-known photographers.

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Read, Create and Explore at Grandfather Mountain’s Special Kid’s Programs Each Saturday through July

June 28, 2012. This July at Grandfather Mountain, Kindergarten-age kids through 3rd graders can enjoy special programming, geared toward further exposing young children to the environment.  Child participants in these events will enjoy reading books, singing songs, playing games and exploring, all in an effort to connect their young minds with the beauty and majesty of Mother Nature.  Each Saturday in the month of July offers a different discovery.

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Weekend Roundup: 25 Things To Do This Weekend in the High Country; Check ‘em Out & Make Plans: June 15 to 17

June 15, 2012. The High Country has so many wonderful events to offer its community and visitors. Check our site every Friday for something new and exciting to look forward to while you’re watching the hour hand crawl to 5 o’clock. Check out the Doc Watson celebration concert, stroll down Sunset Drive in Blowing Rock or see what Grandfather Mountain has going on. There’s always something fun to do in the High Country.

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Naturalist Weekend at Grandfather Mountain May 11-13

May 7, 2012. GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN, NC — The Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation is hosting its annual Naturalist Weekend May 11-13.  This weekend provides guests with an in-depth look at the diversity found in the mountain’s ecological communities through guided hikes and workshops.

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Weekly Spring Wildflower Walks: Free and Open to the Public at Grandfather Mountain

Press Release from Grandfather Mountain State Park: Weekly Spring Wildflower Walks: Free and Open to the Public. Profile Trail; Grandfather Mountain State Park 9am-1pm  Thursday, March 22 Wednesday, March 28 Wednesday, April 4 Thursday, April 12 Wednesday, April 18 Wednesday, April 25  The moist, rich coves surrounding the Profile Trail produce an astonishing array of spring wildflowers. Join a park ranger in weekly explorations of the trail to see what new spring flowers have emerged.  Wear sturdy hiking boots. Bring a jacket, water and snacks. Although we won’t hike great distances, the trail is all uphill and we’ll be out in the elements the entire time.  The Profile Trial is located on Highway 105 South; ¼ mile north of the Hwy. 184 intersection. Call the park office if you have questions: 828-963-9522 or email susan.mcbean@ncdenr.gov.