With an elevation of 5,946 feet, Grandfather Mountain claims itself as the highest peak in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The 2,600 acres of land that make up the state park is home various ecological communities, endless hiking trails and scenic views, the popular ‘mile-high swinging bridge’ and International Biosphere Reserve, and community museums. The famous face of the mountain can be seen from all different angles and attracts thousands of visitors annually, all anxious to experience the High Country.
As the state of North Carolina bought the property back in 2008, the official park office opened in 2011 and has contributed to preserving much of the wildlife and ecological diversity. The mountain’s community center hosts a calendar full of events to educate explorers of the area’s interesting history and current activity including the Naturalist Weekend, Singing on the Mountain, and the Highland Games.
If you’re interested in buying property with remarkable views, consider a home overlooking Grandfather as it’s a piece of the High Country few are fortunate visit, and even fewer fortunate enough to enjoy every day.
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