Fall is a great time of year to visit the NC High Country. It is the season when Grandfather Mountain is blanketed with an array of vibrant fall leaf colors. Spend the day visiting Grandfather Mountain, one of North Carolina?s most famous mountain peaks, enjoying the panoramic views, miles of hiking trails, world renowned wildlife habitats and biodiversity, and unparalleled walk across the Mile-High Swinging Bridge. Several of our Western NC Cabin Rentals are perfect for those looking to stay near Grandfather Mountain NC. Browse our Cabins at Grandfather Mountain to find cabins with stunning views of the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains and lodging near Grandfather Mountain Hiking Trails.
Grandfather Mountain is widely known in Western North Carolina and all over the southeast for its distinct shape and peak outline. The mountain?s peaks and rugged sides resemble the outline of an old man lying down to sleep, thus its apt name. Since the late 19th century, the mountain has been widely visited and today visitors get to experience the thrill out of walking across the Mile High Swinging Bridge. From the bridge you can view the baby bears and mountain cougars living in the habitats atop the mountain. In addition to browsing the wildlife habitats and walking across the famed bridge, visitors and hiking enthusiasts also love Grandfather for its many Grandfather Mountain Hiking Trails. The many Hiking Trails on Grandfather Mountain branch off to several different locations and a few meet the long and notorious, Appalachian Trail. The Grandfather Profile trail is another popular Grandfather Mountain Hiking Trail.
Each year Grandfather Mountain hosts the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games. The Games begins with a large gathering of Scottish Clans atop McCrae Meadows on Grandfather Mountain. Bringing thousands of people to the region each year, the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games are one of the areas largest festivals bringing live entertainment, games and crafts for the whole family. You can even test your endurance against the famed Grandfather Mountain but running in the Bear Run. Starting at the bottom of the mountain, you wind your way up 1568 feet to the top of Grandfather Mountain. A challenge for any exercise enthusiast! Plan your getaway around the time of the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games to enjoy the festivities.
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