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Visitors Guide to Gorges State Park in Sapphire, NC

Gorges State Park NC

Explore 7,500-acres of natural beauty at the Gorges State Park in Sapphire, NC. Here you’ll find rushing rivers, sheer rock faces, plummeting waterfalls, deep gorges, and rare species of flora and fauna. Trails & Waterfalls Gorges is known for the multitude of beautiful waterfalls located throughout the park. Turtleback Falls, Rainbow Falls, and Bearwallow Falls […]

Exploring the Waterfall ByWay

Dry Falls in the nc smoky mountains

The Waterfall Byway begins just north of Brevard, NC, famous for its music center and white squirrels and nicknamed the “Land of Waterfalls.” The 98-mile drive follows Rte. 64 from Rosman to Murphy, NC, with more than 200 waterfalls along the byway. Here’s what to expect as you take this journey to see some of […]

Family Fun for the End of Summer

family hiking in the smoky mountains

Make the most of the last days of summer! From hiking and biking to ziplining and rafting, there are plenty of ways to take advantage of the beautiful mountain weather during the final weeks of the warmest season. Below you’ll find some of the top ways to enjoy the great outdoors. Looking for more travel […]

Can’t Miss Adventures in the Smokies

Cherohala Skyway

The Smoky Mountains of North Carolina are a dream destination for lovers of the great outdoors. With stunning year-round views that stretch for miles, thrilling whitewater adventure, Southern Appalachian culture and live entertainment, it can difficult to squeeze everything in to only one weekend. Here are some ideas to help you maximize your time while […]

Four Must-See Waterfalls Near Highlands, N.C.

Bridal Veil Waterfall in the Smoky Mountains

The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina are home to dozens of breathtaking waterfalls cascading down slopes and rock faces. These four favorite waterfalls are located in Macon County, just outside of the charming town of Highlands, N.C. While three of them are visible from the roadside of US Highway 64 (also […]

Southwestern North Carolina is Waterfall Heaven

Dry Falls in the nc smoky mountains

If you want to combine romantic, thrilling and picturesque all in one trip, southwestern North Carolina is the place to go. Nestled in the majestic Smoky Mountains, this area of North Carolina boasts of 16 waterfalls located in three different national forests. Whether you are an avid hiker who likes the rugged backroads or you […]