|The two best times to photograph
Grandfather Mt is in the fall when the leaves are that full color.
(Try going in the middle of week - less people)
|And in June when the
rhododendrons are in bloom
|Take time to photograph all the
way to the top
|If time permits, take a hike along the many trails that are available|
Driving Tips and Other Information
|From Asheville (70 miles) is taking I-40 East to
Marion, NC. Take Exit #85. Turn left at the bottom of the ramp and
go one mile to a stoplight.
At the stoplight turn left and follow US 221
North to the entrance of Grandfather Mountain (about 30 miles).
|There is a $20.00 entrance fee as
|Grandfather has environmental
habitats for black bears, river otters, cougars, eagles and elk.
Viewing areas at this mini zoo give you an up-close perspective of the animals. A aquarium-like area allows you to watch the playful otters above or below the water.
Special activities and programs with the
Mountain's naturalists are presented daily during the summer months
and included in the admission.
|Bathroom facilities available at top of mountain at Visitors Center|
Information compiled by Bob Spalding