Monday, August 18, 2014

Ken Burns shares secrets of Great Smoky Mountains National Park

"There is a great human story" of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, according to Ken Burns, the Emmy award-winning filmmaker. As co-creator of the PBS series America's Best Idea: The National Parks, Burns and his team spent over six years filming in national parks across the United States. Burns sat down with USA TODAY and shared the secrets of Great Smoky Mountains and nine other national parks for a special 10-part series, Secrets of the National Parks.


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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Whitewater Falls in North Carolina - A Must-See Waterfall This Fall

Must-See Waterfall this Fall: Whitewater Falls, the highest waterfall east of the Rockies, falling 411 feet! The walkway to this waterfall viewing area is 1/4 mile and paved, making easy access for wheelchairs and strollers. The walkway begins at the end of the parking lot. A lower overlook with an even better view is located at the bottom of 154 wooden steps. There is a $2 cash fee per person, so be prepared to pay. To get there, travel south on 107 out of Cashiers NC, cross the SC/NC state line. Turn left (E) on SC 413. Continue for 2.3 miles until it dead-ends at SC 130. Turn left (N) on SC 130. Continue for 1.2 miles. After passing Nantahala National Forest, Whitewater Falls sign, turn right into parking lot.

Whitewater Falls, North Carolina