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Lake Norman Real Estate with The Kradel Team - Mark, Diane and Will
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One of the more majestic animals that can be found on Grandfather Mountain is the elk. They are one of the largest deer species but should not be confused with moose which are a different species. Only male elk have antlers, which they grow from spring…
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Starting October 1, and running through October 13, Grandfather Mountain will be hosting the Fall Color Ramble event. This event highlights the spectacular autumn colors of the mountain through guided tours through the most vibrant areas of the mountain.…
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With fall almost here, that means we are 1 step closer to skiing season! Appalchian Ski Mountain, one of the ski resorts in the area, is scheduled to open Friday November 16. A couple of their special accommodations include an outdoor ski rink and the…
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This October 13-14, Sugar Mountain Resort will be hosting an Oktoberfest celebration for the whole family. The local Harbour Towne Fest Band will bring a festive Bavarian atmosphere to this, the 28th annual Oktoberfest celebration on Sugar Mountain. The…
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Located in Boone in the Blue Ridge Mountains is a very nice equestrian center; Rising Star Equestrian Center. Starting at 3700 feet in elevation, they offer trail rides through pastures and woods. Along the way are multiple different flower species, local…
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Grandfather Mountain can truly take your breath away and below are just a couple examples of the wonderful sights on the mountain.
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One of the most spectacular views that can be found on Grandfather Mountain, and the entire Blue Ridge Mountain range, is the Mile High Swinging Bridge. Built in 1952, this suspension bridge is located at 1 mile high in elevation, and is 228 feet in…
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While bears are very popular animals to observe, they can become very dangerous in certain circumstances. Adult black bears, as found in Grandfather Mountain, can weigh up to 325 pounds and run up to 30 mph (48 km/h). They are also highly intelligent and…
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River otters found in Grandfather Mountain are one of the more charming animals in the area. As their name suggests, they live along waterways throughout much of North America. River otter fur was highly prized by early European trappers and by the early…
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In addition to its wonderful views and excellent hiking trails, Grandfather Mountain is also home to abundant and varied wildlife. One of the most iconic is the black bear. While they are named black bears, they do not only come in the color black. They…
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