The Remarkable Rhododendron Ramble at Grandfather Mountain

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Check out the Remarkable Rhododendron Ramble, at Grandfather Mountain! From June 1st – June 11th, every day from 1:00pm-1:45pm, the park will be showcasing the beauty and significance of this native plant. Staff naturalists will be on hand to lead guided experiences, exploring the cultural history behind the plant, as well as its function in the wild landscape.

The Catawba Rhododendron is abundant all across Grandfather Mountain, from MacRae Meadows at 4,300 feet in elevation to MacRae Peak at 5,845 feet in elevation. Because the shrub abounds across this broad range of elevations, its purple flowers can be enjoyed at each successive elevation. The first blooms appear at the lower overlooks in late May and the display will arrive at the Swinging Bridge by the end of June.

Located in Linville, 19 miles from Boone and 15 miles from Blowing Rock, Grandfather Mountain has been an icon in North Carolina’s landscape for generations, offering stunning scenery and unmatched ecological diversity. This state park opens the mountain’s 2,456-acre backcountry to spectacular hiking and backpacking.

When: June 1st – 11th, from 1:00pm – 1:45pm
Where: Grandfather Mountain
For more information, visit: https://grandfather.com

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