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At 5,946 feet above sea level, this mountain is the highest peak in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Privately owned and operated as a nature preserve and tourist attraction until 2008, the mountain is best known for its mile-high swinging bridge. This bridge was built by Hugh Morton in 1952 and is the highest in the United States! Linking two of the mountain's rocky peaks, the bridge is known as the "swinging" bridge due to its tendency to sway in high winds. Hugh Morton developed the tourist attractions after he inherited the mountain from his grandfather. After Morton’s death in 2006, the state of North Carolina purchased 2,600 acres of the undeveloped portions of the mountain from his family for $12 million, and then added them to its State Park system. The Morton family established a foundation to continue to operate the travel destination as an educational nature park.
The considerable elevation gain of the mountain allows it to boast of 16 distinct ecological communities, and it has seven environmental habitats for black bear, river otters, cougars, Bald Eagles, and white-tailed deer. The mountain is famous for its rugged character, and is home to many hidden caves and significant cliffs. Each year, people come here from all over the world to attend one of North America's largest Highland Games. These games celebrate the Scottish ancestry of many of the pioneers who settled around the mountain and feature traditional Scottish games and music. Due to their spectacular highland setting --which is reminiscent of Scotland -- and the great percentage of people who attend in kilts and other Scottish regalia, these Highland Games have been called “the best” such event in the United States! Take advantage of Choice Hotels and all they have to offer you while you are near Grandfather Mountain. Hotels in the area allow you to stay conveniently close to where you want to be. When you stay at Choice Hotels, you can enjoy affordable rates, many amenities, and friendly service. Reserve your room today! We look forward to hosting you soon!
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