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Dry Falls

Address: Highlands, NC
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Ranked #1 of 20 things to do in Highlands
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Following paved walkways from the parking area, you can walk directly underneath the tumbling...
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Type: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Following paved walkways from the parking area, you can walk directly underneath the tumbling 75-foot waterfall.

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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187 reviews 187 reviews
40 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We stopped by Dry Falls as we were leaving Highlands. The water was rushing but it was covered in ice that made for a winter wonderland experience. Took some pictures from the viewing platform but did not venture down under the falls as some people did.

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Largo, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Highlands is a wonderful place to visit. Especially if you love nature. Be sure to visit Dry Falls, (Oxymoron, lol)

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Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Loved the walkways down to the falls. So many photo opportunities! Wear walking shoes...many steps down to the falls.

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bradenton, fl
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61 reviews 61 reviews
27 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This has our vote as being the best water fall we've seen. The ability to walk behind and take in mother nature at its best. Simply beautiful. There was snow and ice all around on our visit which I think made it look even prettier, a little slippery. If you don't feel like walking down to the waterfall (or for... More 

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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Lots of great falls in the area but don't miss this one. The whole area has been recently updated with a new parking lot, bathroom and walkways. But the main attraction has always been the walk behind the massive waterfall. You will get misted so be prepared to get damp. The walk down isn't too steep but it can be... More 

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Wiggins, Mississippi
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42 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

If you're ever near Highlands - or, if you're like my family and don't mind driving a little out of the way - make sure to stop and see Dry Falls! The volume of water was surprising to me!

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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74 reviews 74 reviews
32 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The short walk to Dry Falls is worth it! The trail has been recently redone with stone and hand rails.The hike is even more fun because you can hear the falls before seeing them. We did not know what to expect, and were a little breathless when we saw the raging water. The waterfall cascades over a ledge and you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

You will enjoy this scenic waterfall that is easily accesible from the parking lot. Tons of water spill over its surface per minute and it is absolutely magical when it is frozen in the winter months!

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ATL, GA
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116 reviews 116 reviews
43 attraction reviews
210 helpful votes 210 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Just outside of Highlands NC you'll find Dry Falls. It's only about 3 miles from the Main Street area and well worth the drive. The falls are easy to located, with a large parking area complete with restrooms. The walk to the falls is a very easy one, with well maintained walk ways. The area also features a handicapped accessible... More 

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Crystal River, Florida
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46 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We had a great time during the small hike, our children loved dry falls and it wasn't very strenuous, it was beautiful a must see for sure.

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