The Caldwell House

The Caldwell House

A surreal historic house in the Cataloochee region of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a large and vast area with exceptional natural beauty. It also contains a number of historic sites, many of which are in the Cataloochee Region on the eastern side of the park. Included … Read more

Beech Grove School

Beech Grove School

A historic schoolhouse building in the Cataloochee region of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. North Carolina contains an enormous amount of history and the Cataloochee Region of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is no exception. There are a number of easily accessible historic sites in the area that can be enjoyed by everyone … Read more

Scotsman Falls

Scotsman Falls

A beautiful multi-tiered waterfall that is not too far off the road. It is, however, a steep trail down to the falls. Deep in the North Carolina forest, inside the Nantahala National Forest, is a hidden waterfall gem called Scotsman Falls. At about 50 feet in height, Scotsman Falls is a mix of a freefall … Read more

John’s Jump Falls

John's Jump Falls

A short waterfall that is only about 100ft off Highway 281 in North Carolina. Very beautiful! In the Pisgah National Forest of North Carolina, Just off Highway 281 and a few minutes North of the South Carolina border, is the short and pretty waterfall known as John’s Jump Falls. This 25 foot beauty is just … Read more

Jumpinoff Rock

Jumpinoff Rock

The enhanced overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway that provides a secluded east facing view of the hills. Just off the Blue Ridge Parkway on the southern edge of Ashe County in North Carolina is the enhanced parkway overlook known as Jumpinoff Rock. Initially this may look like most of the other overlooks on the … Read more

Mount Pisgah

Mount Pisgah

A short but steep hiking trail to the top of the iconic peak just outside Asheville North Carolina that offers up beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. Just off the Blue Ridge Parkway, West of Asheville, is the short hike to the iconic peak – Mount Pisgah. Easily noticeable with its distinct shape and towering … Read more

Lover’s Leap

Lover's Leap

The popular Lover’s Leap hiking trail in Hot Springs North Carolina. A short, popular, and somewhat strenuous hike up Lover’s Leap Ridge. Great views! On the outskirts of the charming North Carolina town of Hot Springs, is the short hiking trail and overlook known as Lover’s Leap. Offering beautiful views of the French Broad River, … Read more

Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest

Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest

A protected old growth forest named after the famed and beloved American poet and writer, Joyce Kilmer. Located in the far corner of Western North Carolina, near Robbinsville, is an old growth forest named in honor of the American writer and poet – Joyce Kilmer. The Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest is about 3,800 acres of … Read more

Yellow Creek Falls

Yellow Creek Falls

A short but well formed waterfall in Western North Carolina that is just a short distance from the road. Located in the far western side of North Carolina, surrounded by the Nantahala National Forest, is the short but beautiful waterfall known as Yellow Creek Falls. While it is surrounded on all sides by the National … Read more

Dry Falls

Dry Falls

A roadside classic that is just a few minutes outside of Highlands North Carolina. A must see North Carolina waterfall! Just off Highway 64, a few miles west of Highlands North Carolina, is the impressive and very easy to reach Dry Falls of the Nantahala National Forest. Literally just a few hundred feet off the … Read more