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Jim Magruder at Artists in Residence – Edgewood Cottage

Edgewood Cottage 115 Ginny Stevens Ln., Blowing Rock, NC

im captures unique and engaging images of the landscape, culture, and people of our region. He scours mountains, woods and towns hunting for scenes that reveal the beauty, wonder and sometimes the pathos of the area and its inhabitants.

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Sue Wilders at Artists in Residence – Edgewood Cottage

Edgewood Cottage 115 Ginny Stevens Ln., Blowing Rock, NC

Sue paints what she knows and what she sees but very much considers herself a work in progress. Sue studied Japanese and Chinese art for five years and was artist in residence for 17 years at the Morikami Japanese Museum in Delray Beach Florida.

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Hawk Watch at Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC

All throughout September, guests are invited to join the mountain’s naturalists as they count and celebrate the annual spectacle of fall raptor migration.

Lucas Hundley at Artists in Residence – Edgewood Cottage

Edgewood Cottage 115 Ginny Stevens Ln., Blowing Rock, NC

Function, beauty, feeling and fun drive Lucas’s work.   His hope is that the energy he invests in every piece flows to the users and enriches their lives. 

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Crystal Hurt at Artists in Residence – Edgewood Cottage

Edgewood Cottage 115 Ginny Stevens Ln., Blowing Rock, NC

Crystal is a watercolor artist from the mountains of North Carolina. Crystal fills/paints her “shadowboxes” and other paintings with small commonplace living things, particularly those provided by an incredibly diverse Blue Ridge Mountains environment.

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Junior Naturalist Day at Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC

Junior Naturalist Program activities throughout the day will be provided specifically for children ages 5-12, but all ages are welcome!

Creatures of the Night & Bonfire Delight at Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC

Embrace your nocturnal side at Grandfather Mountain through Creatures of the Night & Bonfire Delight, the park’s after-hours program where guests enjoy rare after-dark tours, fireside tales and a chance to meet the park’s nighttime residents.

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Fall Color Ramble at Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC

From October 5 through 13, guests enjoy short, guided nature walks that highlight Grandfather Mountain’s fall colors. The Fall Color Rambles take place daily, weather permitting, and are included in your admission ticket.

Beary Scary Halloween at Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC

Visit Grandfather Mountain for a day of nature programs about animals that some consider creepy and crawly! This fun-filled celebration includes an opportunity to trick-or-treat on the mountain and then watch special Halloween enrichments be given to the animals. Included with admission.