Oct. 29, 2012. Nearly 100 years ago, the High Country was opened up to the outside world due to business interests in the thick hardwood forest, abundant in the mountains and the high grade iron located in Cranberry. The narrow gauge railroad commonly known as Tweetsie, had reason to expand its operation further into the North Carolina Mountains.
June 18, 2012. Tweetsie Railroad is once again celebrating long summer days with extended hours of family fun on select nights in July during its Cool Summer Nights event. When the sun begins to drop behind the Blue Ridge Mountains, the day turns to dusk and the fireflies begin their nightly performance, guests will see the park in a whole new light.