Bridge over Little Tennessee River

A wooden bridge over Little Tennessee River in Franklin, North Carolina. Meandering for five miles through some of the most beautiful natural landscape in Franklin, the Little Tennessee River Greenway is a community recreational green space. A long stretch of uninhabited land along the river has been beautifully utilized to provide a scenic walkway through several natural habitats including wetlands, pastures and upland woods. 

Bridge over Little Tennessee River
Leading to the Other Side

Wayah Bald Lookout Tower

Wayah Bald has a vantage point of 5,342 ft. in elevation in the Nantahala National Forest, near Franklin, North Carolina. On a clear day, you can see north to the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee and south into the rolling hills of Georgia. Here are images of an old stone fire tower, built in 1937 by the Civilian Conservation Corps, to witness panoramic views of the southern Appalachian mountain chain. 

Wayah Bald Lookout Tower
Steps to Wayah Bald Lookout

Bridal Veil Falls, North Carolina

Bridal Veil Falls near Highlands has been famous for generations as the only waterfall in North Carolina you can drive behind. However, the section of road behind the falls is now blocked off from automobiles for safety. This allows you to walk behind and enjoy it more. The 60-ft. waterfall in Nantahala National Forest doesn’t have a large volume of water (unless it’s right after a big rain), making it safe and fun to stand behind. 

Bridal Veil Falls, North Carolina

Sun and Greenery at Dry Falls

Dry Falls, a popular waterfall located a few miles outside of Highlands, North Carolina gives you the rare treat of walking safely behind a waterfall. This 75-ft. tall waterfall in the Nantahala National Forest flows over a cliff, allowing you to walk behind the falls and stay dry (hence the name). 

Sun and Greenery at Dry Falls