Grandfather Mountain -Enjoy spectacular views from the highest peak in the Blue Ridge. Take a thrilling walk across the Mile High Swinging Bridge. Meet bears and cubs, otters, eagles, cougars and deer from up close, in natural habitats. Hike the South’s best alpine trails. Lunch in the museum restaurant or spread a picnic in a special spot. Two miles from Linn Cove Viaduct; one mile from the Parkway. Take Linville Exit, MP 305 to US 221. Open daily 8 to dusk (weather permitting in winter). $12/adult; $11/seniors 60 ; $6 child 4-12. www.grandfather.com
Phone (828) 733-4337 or (800) 468-7325.
Blue Ridge Parkway 305