Grandfather Mountain offers a lot for hikers and nature lovers in 2022 | News



Now that 2022 is underway, the Grandfather Mountain calendar of events has plenty to offer people from all walks of life.

With a mission to inspire the conservation of the natural world by helping guests explore, understand and appreciate the wonders of Grandfather Mountain, the non-profit nature park and its staff are gearing up for a fun and eventful year.

“2022 is going to be an amazing year on Grandfather Mountain,” said Frank Ruggiero, communications manager for the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation, the nonprofit that owns and operates Linville, North Carolina Nature Park.

“Not only are we opening the Wilson Center for Nature Discovery, the crown jewel of our newest conservation campus, but our calendar is filled with special events, all connecting education to outdoor fun, while allowing us to share the wonders of Grandfather Mountain.with guests of all ages.”

Scheduled to open in the spring of 2022, the Wilson Center for Nature Discovery will nearly double the size of the park’s current nature museum with 10,000 square feet of educational space, including state-of-the-art museum exhibits, three classrooms, ADA catering – an accessible auditorium, improved catering facilities to accommodate catering and service of educational groups, and increased capacity to host conferences, seminars, receptions and community events .


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