Special Places # 80
Waterfalls and Cascades
1 – This is a wonderful restored old Mill, now a Museum. This mill has a pretty setting and a cascade, in the town of Clinton, New Jersey.
2 – This cascade is located in the town of High Falls, also was man-made to give energy to an ancient Mill. Unfortunately, was not restored (see the ruin on foreground), Georgia.
3 – This cascade is what’s left of an old Mill, also destroyed by time. The location is Morris County, in New Jersey.
4 – The Amicalola Falls is very know because you can see the top from driving to or begin by climbing 700 steps on a stair, giving you a sight of how the water flows through the vegetation and rocks. Great opportunity to photograph water in motion.
5 – One of the most spectacular canyons in the eastern U.S., Tallulah Gorge is two miles long and nearly 1,000 feet deep. Visitors can hike rim trails to several overlooks, or they can obtain a permit to hike to the gorge floor (100 per day, not available during water releases). A suspension bridge sways 80 feet above the rocky bottom, providing spectacular views of the river and waterfalls. Tightrope walkers have twice crossed the gorge, and visitors can still see towers used by Karl Wallenda. A paved path follows an on old railroad bed, perfect for strollers and bicycles, while mountain bikers can test their skills on a challenging 10-mile trail. Exhibits in the park’s Jane Hurt Yarn Interpretive Center highlight the rich history of this Victorian resort town, as well as the rugged terrain and fragile ecosystem of the area. An award-winning film takes viewers on a dramatic journey through the gorge, including footage of rock climbers and kayakers.
6 – Toccoa Falls is a waterfall with a vertical drop of 186 feet on the campus of Toccoa Falls College in Stephens County, Georgia.
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