Franklin, NC - Cullasaja Falls

 

The storm systems that converged on the southeast and coastal areas of the mid Atlantic also brought the Franklin area several inches of much needed rain this past weekend. Although the amount we received was far less than what was predicted, we did get enough to truly enhance the beautiful waterfalls that our area is so well known for along the Cullasaja River.

As you head east towards Cashiers on Highway 64, the first waterfall you come to is Cullasaja Falls. This image is from October 4th, and as you can see, the colors of fall are beginning to fill in nicely.

As you make your way up to a little higher elevation, you’ll start to see more vibrant reds and oranges starting to make their way into the ridges and tree lines. Fortunately, we did not receive much of the higher winds that were also predicted for the area, keeping the majority of the colorful leaves in their places.

Further up east on Highway 64 is the areas most popular waterfall by far, Dry Falls, which in and of itself is an oxymoron. A short walk down the nicely paved pathway gets you to a point were you are able to walk underneath this majestic natural wonder.

Also, you will be anything BUT dry! Be prepared to get a lot of mist and spray from the waterfall on you as you travel underneath, also, be careful with your stepping, as wet rocks are very slick!

October is one of the busiest months in Franklin and in the upcoming Snapshots From Franklin, NC, we will talk about some of the upcoming events, such as the 19th Annual Pumpkinfest on October 24th.  For more information about upcoming events and things to do here in Franklin, NC please visit the Franklin, NC Chamber of Commerce website here: Franklin Chamber of Commerce