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Catawba Falls – Old Fort, North Carolina

My friend Sherwin made his way home after two and a half months in South America and decided to make a stop here in Asheville! We did a lot of fun things – which you’ll get to read about later – but one of my favorite things was hiking to Catawba Falls in Old Fort, NC. We stopped and got coffee from Starbucks and hiked the Lower Catawba Falls trails and then we explored the area around the river. There’s also an Upper Falls that takes a bit of rock climbing to get to. As it turns out, we didn’t get to the actual Catawba Falls. I wanted to see this, but had found the directions online. I didn’t save the info and we were in a bit of a hurry to go to fika. The trail is filled with tiny falls along the way. I need to get back out there and see the actual falls. Maybe someday…

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You take a small road right before the McDonalds off of I40 exit and follow it along until the end of the road. (If the bridge is still under construction, walk over the bridge and to the campground parking lot.

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The trail along the river is absolutely beautiful

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Walking along the old dam

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Fall is my absolutely favorite season, and fall in the mountains has completely blown my mind. It was so much fun to get to share this beautiful season with my parents and with Sherwin. I love these mountains and having such easy access to them.

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Wandering Iris
    November 20, 2014 at 9:03 am

    Beautiful, and peaceful.

    • Reply
      PaigeBrown
      December 5, 2014 at 11:03 am

      Iris, peaceful is the perfect word for it. We were so lucky to have such a beautiful day to spend outside.

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    Audrey
    November 21, 2014 at 1:38 am

    If you live in North Carolina, I’m truly jealous! Love the mountains. If I ever get back to NC, I will have to visit these falls. 🙂

    • Reply
      PaigeBrown
      December 5, 2014 at 11:08 am

      I do live here, but not for much longer. I’m moving back to Missouri for a bit before traveling for a few months in Asia. The mountains are absolutely stunning, and I have this almost spiritual connection to them unlike any other place. You’ll have to visit these falls for sure! Thanks for commenting!

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