The Southeast of the United States has a lot of beauty on offer. From the rich and rustic woodland to the vast and never-ending lakes, this part of the world presents sight after sight. Of course, though, there is one area a lot of people will completely ignore; waterfalls. To help you out with this, this post will be exploring some of the greatest falls North Carolina has to offer, along with where you can find them.
- The Dry Falls: Located in the South, near Highlands, The Dry Falls are one of the most popular tourist destinations in this state. Offering the chance to hike through picturesque woodland, this sort of waterfall is perfect for nature lovers. The Park on Main Highlands North Carolina is a great example of your hotel options here. But, of course, you’ll want to do some research to find the perfect option for you.
- Looking Glass Falls: Moving Westward, you will quickly find yourself at the Looking Glass Falls. If you make your way to this spot in winter, you will be in for a big treat, as this is the perfect time of year for this attraction. As the weather cools, the water from the falls freezes on the surrounding rocks and organic surfaces. This creates a beautiful effect which isn’t found elsewhere.
- Rainbow Falls: Sometimes, it can be best to choose a waterfall based on the other falls in the area. The Rainbow Falls, located in the West, are surrounded by loads of other natural sights to explore. When the sun is out, people say that it is easy to see a rainbow, and this is where this area gets its name. This makes for a great sight to show the kids.
- Sliding Rock: Now, it’s time to think about something a little more fun, and this is exactly what Sliding Rock can provide. This fall has long been used a natural waterslide by local residents and is an extremely popular attraction in the area. Like the Rainbow Falls, this waterfall is great for kids and can be found sitting in the West. Most little ones will love the chance to experience the sort of slide mother nature can make.
- Whitewater Falls: Not all of the waterfalls in North Carolina are exclusive to the state itself. In the case of the Whitewater Falls, this massive natural monument is shared with South Carolina, as well. Exploring these falls gives you the chance to experience the ecology of two states, without having to travel far to do it. Being some of NC’s proudest natural wonders, these falls are well worth your time.
Hopefully, this post will inspire you to start thinking about something a little different for your next vacation – a walk in the forest and time in nature. A lot of people will ignore this sort of trip, choosing to do something normal, and not getting to experience something new. If you like the thrill of adventure, seeing into the natural world, and exploring amazing states, this sort of journey could be the perfect one for you.
This post is a collaborative effort. While not written by me, Diane, I liked the content enough to publish it here on Wife with Baggage. I hope it encourages, educates and entices you to travel more!