Grandfather Mountain - Dollar Days in April

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Blowing Rock Investment Properties

 

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Come and visit Grandfather Mountain for one dollar a head through April. There's only one catch... you have to be a resident of Mitchell, Avery, Watauga, Wilkes, Alleghany or Ashe counties. If you're not just be in the car with someone who is. As long as someone in the car has proof of residency, you're in. April is the month that Grandfather Mountain reaches out to the locals who might not get there any other time of year without an incentive. So come on out! If you're not a local, make friends with someone who is. It's a great opportunity to check out the park.

Spend a day exploring the hiking trails.

 

Check out the animals like bears, cougars, deer, river otters and bald eagles in their natural habitat.

cougar

This family of otters know how to entertain. 

One of several offspring of the infamous Mildred the bear!

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If you're lucky, you'll get a rare, up close look at a Bald Eagle.

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If you're brave enough...walk across the mile high swinging bridge.

 

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You can't really tell how high this is until you are actually on it. It's amazing! 

mile high bridge

April is a great time to go. Many of the animals are starting to poke their heads out, and you don't have to fight the crowds like you would later on in the season. Give a call before you go 828-773-4337. The hours change a few times through April so it's best to call ahead and check. They can give you an idea of what the weather is like as well. It's always a great day for the whole family and you sure can't beat the price! 

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Rainer
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Darleen McCullen
Raleigh, NC
Broker - Raleigh, NC Real Estate

I love Grandfather Mountain - and when I saw your headline, I was ready to jump in my car and take the drive. Not literally, but it did make me want to visit since it's been a few years since I've been to that part of the state. It's so beautiful up there!

Mar 30, 2008 09:09 AM #1
Rainer
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Thanks for your comment Darleen. It is a wonderful part of the world. It won't be green and pretty for another month or so but the weather sure is getting nicer. It's been rainy on and off for a couple of weeks but I'm pretty sure that nobody is complaining. It will definitely make for a lush summer.
Apr 02, 2008 03:15 AM #2
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Don Draughn - Mortgage Professional
High Point, NC
Grandfather Mountain is a great place.  I remember visiting there as a child.
Apr 10, 2008 09:56 AM #3
Rainer
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Hi Don

Thanks for the comment. I haven't gotten out there this year myself, I need to make a plan for sometime in the next week or so. Definitely fond childhood memories.

Apr 12, 2008 07:41 AM #4
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Lisa Hill
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Daytona Beach Real Estate
Oh wow. I would LOVE to walk across that bridge! Darn it! Florida is so FLAT! =(
Apr 12, 2008 08:25 AM #5
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Hi Lisa, I understand your pain, I hail from flat country too. It's actually kind of funny, now when I go home to Southport, I actually kind of appreciate the flatlands in a way that I never could when I lived there. 
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