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Dry Falls is viewable from an accessible platform but also an easy and kid-friendly hike. This amazing 65-foot waterfall is just a few miles outside of Highlands. Another awesome thing about this waterfall is that its waters gush over a cliff, creating an overflow that allows people to walk underneath.

Black Mountain is an awesome town, known for Lake Tomahawk and a great collection of shops and galleries. are a few surrounding towns within 20 to 30 minutes.

French Broad Falls (Mill Shoals) and Bird Rock Falls sit about 10 minutes off the Blue Ridge Parkway, along the Forest Heritage Scenic Byway. They technically sit on private property. However, for now, the kind folks at Living Waters Ministry don’t mind people coming to see them.

You can either visit the non-profit tourist attraction known as Grandfather Mountain (the mile-high swinging bridge is here) or the state park (69 miles, 1 hour 27 minutes). Inside the former, a cool nature museum and trails that for all levels of hikers also await.

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60+ Day Trips from Asheville, NC