Grandfather Mountain

Avery County Linville Park

Established in 1952, Grandfather Mountain offers stunning long range views, along with the popular Mile-High Swinging Bridge., environmental habitats for black bears, otters, cougars, deer and bald eagles along with some of the South's best alpine hiking trails. The Nature Museum highlights the natural history of the region along with collections of gems, minerals, native plants and exhibits on early explorers. The park also includes a restaurant, gift shop, and naturalist programs on a regular basis throughout the summer and fall.


  • 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC


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North Carolina Mountain Area Historical Attractions

Carolina Publishing

PO Box 1155
Matthews, NC 28106

(704) 708-6270