Grandfather Mountain is one of the High Country's most visited attractions. Grandfather's main attractions include its beautiful alpine hiking trails, mile high swinging bridge and nature museum. Grandfather is home to various festivals and special events throughout the year including the Highland Games. During this unique event, over one hundred Scottish clans and societies sponsor this celebration of Scottish dance, music and athletics. Located on US Highway 221, two miles north of Linville, North Carolina, it is just a short drive for a day of family fun.