Waterfalls in North Carolina
North Carolina Waterfalls bless the state with an assortment and abundance that we think rivals any state in the country. In fact, there are so many waterfalls here that the town of Brevard and the surrounding Transylvania County proclaim it to be the Land of Waterfalls. And after our experience in touring the Land of Waterfalls in the western end of the state, we have a hard time disputing that claim!
Another thing about waterfalling here is that we happened to make our visit at the peak of Fall colors! Therefore, we got to see waterfalls with these Autumn hues surrounding them, which was something we had never exerienced before! In fact, many of the waterfalls we had seen managed to make our Top 10 Autumn Waterfalls List!
In addition to all of this, North Carolina is also blessed with features like the Blue Ridge Parkway (i.e. a road that literally crowns the ridges of the Southern Appalachian Range providing birdseye views of exploding Fall colors amidst rolling mountains on both sides of the road), the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (where Cherokee heritage and natural scenery mix in ways that bring us back to a time when settlers first saw its deep beauty), and even a city that mixes cosmopolitan diversity with Southern style in Asheville. Indeed, it really does seem like North Carolina is right at the heart of Nature and fine living in the South. We were so entranced by the natural beauty that this state had to offer that we even spent a large portion of our two-week Southern Appalachians trip here.
When it came to waterfalling highlights, there were lots of them, but we’ll just whittle down our selections to just a handful. Among them were the Triple Falls (which was one of the filming spots for the movie The Hunger Games), the well-photographed Looking Glass Falls, Crabtree Falls on the Blue Ridge Parkway, and certainly the impressive Upper Whitewater Falls among others.
I’m sure we’ve only scratched the surface of what waterfallers in the South have known for a while, and we figure it’s about time us folks from the West (and perhaps the rest of the US and the world) ought to see what we’ve been missing!. And with some Southern Hospitality mixed in with a waterfalling trip, who wouldn’t want that?
Anyways, check out our sampling of the waterfalls that we’ve surveyed by clicking on the links below.
Waterfalls in North Carolina (alphabetical order):
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