Grandfather Mountain Highland Games

grandfather mountain highland gamesGrandfather Mountain boasts the highest peak in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Being called “North Carolina’s Top Scenic Attraction” no trip to the high country is complete without a visit to Grandfather Mountain. Whether you’re interested in the hiking trails or sneaking a peek at the wildlife, there is a little something for everyone at 4,000 feet above the nearby Piedmont. In addition to the great attractions, the view from the top of Grandfather is a sight not soon forgotten.

Every summer the Scottish Clans come together for The Grandfather Mountain Highland Games. This year the 56th annual Highland Games continues to promote the traditional dancing, piping, drumming, music and athletic achievement of the Gaelic culture. This year marks the additional of a special event during the games called “A Celtic Morning on the Mountain.” This event will feature a Scottish breakfast followed by a performance from the Chelsea House Orchestra.

Grandfather Mountain is also home for Singing On The Mountain Grandfather Mountain NC. A tradition spanning back for 86 years, this day long gathering is held in a meadow at the base of Grandfather. Singing begins at 8:30 in the morning and only breaks once at lunch time for a literal sermon on the mount. Admission is free and camping is available on a first come first serve basis. Families from all over bring lawn chairs and picnics to visit with old friends and enjoy performances by top Southern Gospel groups.

Enjoying the High Country is done best at The Pinnacle Inn Resort. Only 20 minutes away from Grandfather Mountain, Pinnacle has the best Beech Mountain NC Summer Rentals around. All of the Condo Rental Beech Mountain are individually owned, so each visit to The Pinnacle Inn Resort is new and exciting. With access to many great activities in the surrounding area and The All Seasons Center on-site, staying as The Pinnacle Inn Resort is the perfect Beech Mtn vacation come true.