Grandfather Mountain: Wonders Never Cease
The views are ancient. The experiences are all brand new.
Standing more than a mile above sea level, Grandfather Mountain has been celebrating and
sharing the wonders of the natural world since 1952.
The nonprofit nature park is, perhaps, best known for its Mile-High Swinging Bridge. The bridge
— America’s highest suspension footbridge — spans an 80-foot chasm at more than one mile in
elevation, offering panoramic views of the entire Western North Carolina High Country. On a
clear day, one can even see the Charlotte skyline, some 80 miles away as the crow flies.
Grandfather Mountain also features access to 12 miles of hiking trails, a nature museum,
restaurant, 100-plus picnic sites, a sustainably operated fudge shop, special events and much
A visit to the park’s environmental wildlife habitats lets guests come face to face with rescued
black bears, cougars, river otters, bald eagles and elk. Plus, the mountain’s staff of naturalists,
rangers and animal keepers hosts a variety of interactive programs, such as animal encounters,
interpretive talks and hikes.
Price $45.00 per person plus tax
Grandfather Vineyard Winery
We will take you to a very special vineyard, Grandfather Vineyard Winery. There is nothing quite as
relaxing as sitting on the banks of the Watauga River in the shadow of the beautiful Grandfather
Mountain, add some award-winning and various wines and there’s no place you’ll rather be than at
Grandfather Vineyard! You will be able to taste samplings of Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir,
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, St. Croix, Lando Noir, Chambourcin, Vidal Blanc, and more!
Price: $45.00 pp plus tax