US 64 runs the length of North Carolina, from the Tennessee mountains to the Outer Banks. It runs through our town and some of its most beautiful areas are not far away.
Our favorite section of 64 runs from Brevard to Franklin, NC, past Cashiers and Highlands. The route from Highlands to Franklin runs through the Cullasasa Gorge and features many waterfalls as the elevation changes. We love to drive it in spring and fall.
The largest waterfall is called Dry Falls, although it is far from dry. Stairs descend to the base of the falls and one can actually walk behind the waterfall if you don't mind a bit of mist.
Click to enlarge and you can see the walkway behind the falls
Along the route are some beautiful cascade falls
Some smaller than others
Because we were meandering we took a different road. Just to see where it took us. We came upon a nursery and enjoyed the pumpkin farmer they had on display.
While we do not have the highest mountains in the country, we have the oldest and some of the most beautiful areas to appreciate. We spend a lot of time wandering the mountain roads. Well, except during the summers and leaf season when the tourists take over.