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Grandfather Mountain is one of the most environmentally significant mountains in the world. It is set apart by the United Nations as an International Biosphere Reserve and in 2009, 2,456 acres along the crest of Grandfather Mountain were purchased by the State of North Carolina to create North Carolina's newest state park, Grandfather Mountain State Park This purchase was made possible through support by The Conservation Fund and The Nature Conservancy. Grandfather Mountain is famous for its swinging bridge, the highest in America. Crossing this bridge suspends visitors more than a mile above sea level. Hiking and picnicking are favorite activities at Grandfather, and the mountain boasts wildlife habitats with bears, deer, panthers, otters and eagles. There is also a Nature Museum and gift shop.
Grandfather Mountain's pristine wildlife and sweeping vistas are
perfect for rejuvenation, excitement and family memories. With
amazing panoramic views from the Mile High Swinging Bridge,
Grandfather Mountain is a place where you can stand eye-to-eye with
native wildlife in natural habitats and learn more about the wonders
around you from their museum, trails and friendly naturalists.