The park was supposed to close for about three weeks for road repair, but the weather hasn't been cooperating. So, it looks like Groundhog Day will go on as planned this Sunday.
Drop in at the Old Rock Caf for a lunch special of Grady's favorite soup and other groundhog themed menu items. (No, there will be no actual groundhog on the menu).
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outdoors!) behind the Old Rock Caf in Chimney Rock Village, next to the park entrance.
Weather permitting, Grady the Groundhog, animal ambassador for Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, will Converse Dainty Navy
Chimney Rock's inaugural Groundhog Day shadow sighting was held in 2006, and this is the fourth year with Grady as the star of the show. The official Groundhog Day can be traced back to 1886 in Punxsutawney, Pa.
It's been such a miserable winter from my perspective, anyway that I can't imagine a little groundhog changing things around for the better. But, he is a cute little guy. Maybe he will bring some cheer to our frozen mountains.
Last year, Grady Converse Glittery outwitted Punxsutawney Phil to predict the weather correctly great, Grady, more winter, thanks.
Around noon Grady the Groundhog will awaken from his winter slumber to see if his shadow appears, which would signal six more weeks of winter. But if there's no shadow, then spring should be around the corner.
of pressure now to give an accurate winter prediction two years in a row. I think it's gotten to him because he gained a lot of weight going into the winter but he'll be ready," said Matt Popowski, PR Events Manager at Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park.
Vote on Grady's Shadow. Then attend the event or check back on the Park's website or Grady the Groundhog's new Facebook page on Feb. 2 to see if you guessed correctly. Grady is now on Facebook to answer your questions about wild critters and share details about upcoming wildlife and nature programs.
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Grady the Groundhog nibbles a sweet potato.
Grady's Kids Club Special. During February, Grady's Kids Club memberships are on sale for only $8. For less than 45 cents a month, kids ages 5 15 get unlimited visits to the Park for 18 months, discounts on Park dining, retail and friends' admission and additional savings at area attractions. Call 800 277 9611.
Animal Fun. Adjacent to the Great Woodland Adventure, a popular TRACK Trail for kids, is Grady's Animal Discovery Den. It's home to Grady the Groundhog, an opossum and several other live animal habitats for reptiles and amphibians. These critters are stars in some of the park education programs for schools, homeschoolers and scouts. Grady's Den also features hands on, kid friendly displays of furs and skulls from native animals, including deer, skunks and turtles.
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