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Dry Falls

Highlands, NC
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Ranked #1 of 19 Attractions in Highlands
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Waterfalls
Traveler Description: The newly renovated park is terrific - there is access for handicapped viewing of the falls, picnic tables and plenty of parking.  The view of the... more »
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Bradenton, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Dry Falls is very close to Highlands and easily accessed. It is a rather steep hike down to the falls and fun to be able to walk behind them. Thus said, this is a very quick activity that can be incorporated into a short trip to Highlands. We were there less than an hour. The trail ends just past the... More

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Indialantic, Florida
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50 reviews 50 reviews
17 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

We were the only ones when we pulled in the parking lot to Dry Falls. We followed the well maintained trail/stairs down to the falls, took video and pictures, and had fun walking behind the falls all by ourselves. Only when we were halfway back up to the parking lot were people starting to come down. Dry Falls are large... More

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Minot, North Dakota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

BEAUTIFUL! It's a bit of a hike to get down to the falls but almost anybody could do it. It's totally worth the effort. The falls are just beautiful. You can actually walk behind the water but prepared to be sprayed just a bit! It's a great place to stop for the whole family. We also brought our dog!

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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71 reviews 71 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We stopped on our way to Cashiers and visited Dry Falls. It is a short trek down some stairs and then you get the awesome delight of going behind the waterfall. Really a spectacular sight and perfect for kids...who wouldn't be amazed by this wonder.

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Brookhaven, Mississippi
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The Dry Falls were so pretty. The walk down and back up is not bad. You can walk behind the falls which was very nice .

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Jacksonville, FL
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85 reviews 85 reviews
39 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This was a beautiful water fall and easily accessible even to my husband with bad knees. There are steps to go down but they are easy to navigate. Being able to walk behind the falls was fun.

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Saint Simons Island, Georgia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
13 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Lovely views and an easy hike down to the falls. You can actually walk under the falls which would be lovely on a hot summer day.

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Marietta, Georgia, USA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

It was a beautiful view from the top, an easy walk down and the best part is being able to walk behind the waterfall and stay dry!! Gorgeous place and family friendly.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Parking a little tough if its busy. There is a restroom at the parking area. Falls are great: hike is short and path goes behind the falls which I believe to be somewhat unique. Very enjoyable and not too time consuming.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It was a lovely walk, about a half mile down, to see the Dry Falls. You could walk behind it! Well worth the side trip. Fun to see the kids enjoy being behind a waterfall!

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