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Waterfalls of Western North Carolina

If you are a real estate owner or renting an Asheville cabin, you probably already know about the popular, well-publicized attractions such as The Biltmore Estate and the Thomas Wolfe House. Directions, descriptions and costs for these and other areas of interest are all listed by the Asheville Chamber of Commerce. You may not know as much about the beautiful natural wonders Asheville offers. My family has enjoyed many hours exploring the beautiful waterfalls in the area that are featured in Kevin Adams' book, North Carolina Waterfalls: A Hiking and Photography Guide. The book gives accurate estimates of time and difficulty of each hike as well as details on how to photograph the waterfalls and in most cases the best time of day to go for proper lighting, etc. And best of all, after the initial book purchase price, all of the waterfalls can be seen without a fee. The book is available on line through or better yet take a trip into Asheville to Malaprops Bookstore and Café at 55 Haywood Street to pick out this book or many other area related travel books. The bookstore is a perfect destination for exploration when foul weather might preclude a waterfall hike.

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