Ask DJ Lyons: Bridal Veil Falls in Highlands, NC

Bridal Veil Falls in Highlands, NC

Do you enjoy waterfalls of all shapes and sizes? I know that I do. Here are photos and a short video to watch of the waterfall called Bridal Veil Falls. You can find this in Highlands, NC.

Bridal Veil Falls
Bridal Veil Falls | Source

Photo taken on March 4, 2011

As I drove back home from my storytelling performance in Johns Creek, Georgia the night before, I decided to take the scenic route home.

When I stopped at a gas station to get directions, I asked a local resident about any nearby waterfalls. She kindly gave me directions to this one plus another waterfall called Dry Falls about 1 mile apart. She warned me I would have to go about 20 minutes or so off the beaten path to get there. I was happy to do this to help fulfill my waterfall passion.

It drizzled all day long as I took pictures and video footage. I simply held an umbrella poised above me to protect my camera from the rain. When I took this picture, I actually remained in my car and simply rolled down the window.

This photo of Bridal Veil Falls was taken on March 4, 2011.

Bridal Veil Falls near Highlands, NC
Bridal Veil Falls near Highlands, NC | Source

Video link of Waterfall that is between Franklin and Highlands, NC

As I traveled on US-23 N and US-441 N, the woman told me to get off at the Highland Franklin exit and drive about 20 minutes. I drove on a very winding mountain road that had a rushing stream in view most of the way. Every now and then, I would see tantalizing views of various waterfalls but no place to stop along the road.

Finally, I passed the first overlook on the right called Dry Falls. That will be the subject of a different hub. Then about a mile later, I came to Bridal Veil Falls on my left. At one time, you could drive your car under the waterfall. They have since closed that off. Perhaps in the summer, it will re-open.

To watch the short video, click BRIDAL VEIL FALLS.

North Carolina Waterfalls

North Carolina Waterfalls: A Hiking and Photography Guide
North Carolina Waterfalls: A Hiking and Photography Guide

Since its original publication in 1994, North Carolina Waterfalls has been the most comprehensive guide available to one of the prime natural features of the Tar Heel State. This new edition includes over 600 waterfalls, with detailed directions and trail and beauty ratings for the major waterfalls on public land. For the first time, waterfalls located on private land will be listed, although directions won't be provided.

Visitors to western North Carolina are often surprised at the spectacular variety of waterfalls tucked among the Appalachians all the way from Murphy in the southwest to Stone Mountain in the northeast, and surprisingly, even in eastern locations such as Fayetteville and Rocky Mount. This guide features over 100 color and black-and-white photographs showing those waterfalls at their absolute best. Its special section about photographing waterfalls in general, as well as specific hints for photographing each individual waterfall, will help readers create memorable images of their own.

Great Waterfalls of North Carolina: A Guide for Hikers, Photographers, and Waterfall Enthusiasts
Great Waterfalls of North Carolina: A Guide for Hikers, Photographers, and Waterfall Enthusiasts

<I>Great Waterfalls of North Carolina</I> is an informative guidebook for locating and photographing 65 waterfalls and cascades in the beautiful Blue Ridge and Great Smoky mountains of North Carolina. The book contains color photographs of each waterfall, along with detailed, easy-to-follow driving directions to the trailheads and hiking or biking directions once you're on the trails. It includes ratings for beauty and trail difficulty and tips for the best photographic locations for every waterfall. This user-friendly guide is packed with information to assist you in exploring the fantastic array of the region's waterfalls.

Backroads of North Carolina: Your Guide to Great Day Trips & Weekend Getaways
Backroads of North Carolina: Your Guide to Great Day Trips & Weekend Getaways

North Carolina is a traveler’s dream, from the Great Smoky Mountains to the Outer Banks’ historic lighthouses, wild horses, and charming fishing villages; from battlegrounds of the Revolutionary and Civil Wars to the “heart of motorsports”; from rolling wine country and golf courses to stately plantations and rustic settlements. Whether you travel North Carolina for its historic treasures or natural beauty, this handy guide will help you find the Old North State’s most spectacular sites and secret treasures. The book charts weekend adventures and day trips along back roads and scenic routes, into the state’s many mist-shrouded mountains--the Black, the Blue Ridge, and the Great Smokies--and down to its ever-changing shores. Sumptuously illustrated, with maps and all manner of interesting detail, Backroads of North Carolina is a page-by-page pleasure, as well as a passport to the more off-beat delights of the Tar Heel State.

North Carolina Waterfalls: Where to Find Them, How to Photograph Them
North Carolina Waterfalls: Where to Find Them, How to Photograph Them

# Paperback: 208 pages

# Publisher: John F. Blair Publisher (March 1994)

# Language: English

# ISBN-10: 0895871106

# ISBN-13: 978-0895871107

Moving Art - Waterfalls
Moving Art - Waterfalls

Whether trekking across the tundra, through the jungle or over the waterfalls, award winning cinematographer Alan Degen has spent years shooting nature's images on film and high definition video. For nearly 20 years, Alan has traveled the globe filming the most exotic creatures in the most exotic settings. His nature and wildlife footage has been seen on National Geographic, the BBC and all of the major networks. From alligators and eagles and to the world's most stunning natural backdrops, Alan has captured it for our viewing pleasure

Waterfalls of North Carolina
Waterfalls of North Carolina

This is the first (and only) map available that features over 300 waterfalls in western North Carolina. To create the map, photographer Kevin Adams partnered with Larry Odoski of Outdoor Paths Publishing. They secured the best cartographers in the business, Jack Mohr and Pete Kennedy, and together the four devoted more than a year of painstaking work to the project. The result is a map that is as beautiful to look at as it is functional to use. The falls are divided into two categories: Blue for higher beauty rating and ease of access or Red for lower beauty rating and more difficult access. On the back is a chart with detailed information and directions to 128 falls.

Features of the Waterfalls of North Carolina Map:

* Map measures approximately 26 x 38 inches and folds to 4 x 9 inches

* 100% designed, produced, and printed in the USA

* Printed on waterproof and tearproof plastic

* Over 300 waterfalls included

* Detailed information for over 125 falls

* 44 waterfall photographs

* GPS coordinates for the waterfalls

* GPS coordinates for the waterfall trailheads

* Includes waterfalls on the Tennessee side of the Smokies

Hiking North Carolina, 2nd: A Guide to Nearly 500 of North Carolina's Greatest Hiking Trails (State Hiking Guides Series)
Hiking North Carolina, 2nd: A Guide to Nearly 500 of North Carolina's Greatest Hiking Trails (State Hiking Guides Series)

Hiking North Carolina, 2nd: A Guide to Nearly 500 of North Carolina's Greatest Hiking Trails --This text refers to the Kindle Edition edition.

From the Back Cover

This newly revised and expanded edition of Hiking North Carolina describes nearly 500 routes from the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Great Smokies—Eastern America’s highest mountains—across the rolling Piedmont, to the Outer Banks archipelago. Choose a challenging backpack adventure on the Appalachian Trail, an easy family ramble on an urban greenway, a trek through a lush subtropical enclave, or a hike to photograph wildflowers and waterfalls.

For more than twenty-five years, FalconGuideS® have set the standard for outdoor guidebooks. Written by top experts and enthusiasts, each guide invites you to experience the adventure and beauty of the outdoors.


Guaranteed binding—if this binding fails, the publisher will replace the book for free

Accurate directions to the trailhead

Detailed trail descriptions, and GPS-compatible trail maps

Difficulty ratings, elevation gains, and more for every featured hike

Scenic Driving North Carolina (Scenic Driving Series)
Scenic Driving North Carolina (Scenic Driving Series)

Grab this guide, hop in the car, and tour the beautiful sights of North Carolina, from Kitty Hawk to Linville Gorge, from the Smoky Mountains to Ocracoke Island. Parent, who has contributed other volumes in the "Scenic Driving" series, as well as photographs for nature magazines, details 30 driving tours through the rural delights North Carolina has to offer. The state abounds in forests, national historic sites, and parks. Each tour includes a map with the recommended time of year to appreciate the scenery (some drives should not be tackled in the winter). While addresses and phone numbers for local tourist bureaus are provided, no information regarding accommodations or restaurants is given. Still, this is an excellent addition to regional travel collections.?Linda M. Kaufmann, Massachusetts Coll. of Liberal Arts Lib., North Adams

Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Extreme Earth: Waterfalls
Extreme Earth: Waterfalls

From Venezuela's Angel Falls, Earth's highest, to Victoria Falls, "the smoke that thunders," here is an outstanding survey of the world's top 10 waterfalls. Detailing locations, sources, size, volume, and appearance, Waterfalls in addition includes material about each waterfall's geologic makeup, history, local climate, and people. This book includes intriguing facts on other notable waterfalls, such as California's 400-foot Whiskeytown Falls, only discovered in 2005.

The Waterfall Diet: Lose Up to 14 Pounds in 7 Days by Controlling Water Retention
The Waterfall Diet: Lose Up to 14 Pounds in 7 Days by Controlling Water Retention

A revised and updated edition that focuses more attention on the health benefits of dealing with water retention—a major cause of high blood pressure

A revolution in dieting, this guide is a revolution in dieting, reveals that the problem many dieters face may not be too much fat, but too much fluid. Explaining how to lose weight more effectively by they controlling fluid retention, the book shows readers how to easily identify if fluid retention is a problem for them, provides a 7-day menu plan, and gives clear instructions on how to follow the diet. This new edition includes a section on water retention in pregnancy and testimonials and feedback from followers of the diet.


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thougtforce 5 years ago from Sweden

I enjoyed this too, here the mountain is prominent and the water adds to the beauty! Great video too. Seems like a great dayt even if it was a rainy day! Tina

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Ask_DJ_Lyons 5 years ago from Mosheim, Tennessee Author

Thanks, Tina. Yes, this was fun. Since this might be my only chance to see this particular waterfall, I was not about to let a little rain keep me away.

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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

Thanks for this one too.

The rain doesn't take away any of the beauty does it!

Take care


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Ask_DJ_Lyons 5 years ago from Mosheim, Tennessee Author

No, the rainfall kind of added to the beauty in a way. It certainly made some extra sound of falling water. I love that sound.

Best wishes,


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