Grandfather by Night
July 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Explore Grandfather Mountain after hours with your own personal guides. You’ll discover some of the park’s nighttime wonders, while stopping at its most significant sites. Watch a stunning Grandfather sunset, and experience the mountain as never before!
Meet at entrance gate at 8 PM. In-park transportation is provided. Next stop is atop Grandfather Mountain and our world-famous Mile High Swinging Bridge, where you explore and observe sunset from a mile high. Meanwhile, park educators discuss the unique flora and crepuscular (active during twilight) fauna that call Grandfather home.
Next is stop lower on the mountain to take a brief, guided night hike. Encounter and learn about such nocturnal creatures as owls, salamanders, fireflies and more. Limited to 24 participants.
This event costs $50 for general admission and $42 for members of Grandfather Mountain’s Bridge Club. Registration opens here on June 21, 2023. If sold out: Email firstname.lastname@example.org with name, email and phone number to be placed on the waiting list.
This event is accessible for those in a wheelchair. Grandfather Mountain’s vehicle fleet includes a 12–seat shuttle that has a 1,000 lb. Braun Lift and accommodates an additional two people in wheelchairs. After purchasing a ticket for this event, please reach out to the Grandfather Mountain Admin. Office (828-733-2013) to let us know if anyone you purchased a ticket for has any accessibility needs and so the proper transportation can be arranged.
What to Bring?
Much of your time will be spent outdoors and all programs are held rain, snow or shine. You should be prepared for a variety of mountain weather conditions and temperatures. Appropriate clothing, equipment, and footwear are very important. You’ll need a jacket on many summer evenings!
The majority of Grandfather Mountain events generally sell out and have a waiting list. If you cannot attend the event that you registered for please let us know. Full refunds will be given to individuals who reach out to us at least five days before the event. This allows time for individuals on the waiting list to make accommodations to attend the event. To cancel your registration please call 828-733-2013 Monday-Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.