Looking for something fun to do during your Asheville getaway? How about a tour of the Asheville’s winter waterfall wonderland?
It sometimes seems like there is an endless supply of waterfalls to visit in the Asheville area. Some are near and some are far, some are big and some are small. The one thing they have in common is their beauty to the human eye.
Why we love falling water is anyone’s guess but waterfalls tend to entrance and attract us all. This can be particularly true during the colder months when the water freezes, leaving strange and incredible sculptures of ice.
Of course, one has to brave the cold to view a frozen waterfall. This can make some waterfalls treacherous or even impossible to visit. A good many others, however, are right by the side of the road or only a short walk from it.
Further, the cold does tend to cut back on the crowds, as it also does the leaves of trees that can also obscure a view. Consequently, visiting the winter waterfalls near Asheville can be a very pleasant and revealing experience.
Below is a short list of just a few of Asheville’s winter waterfall collection, waterfalls close to or right by the side of the road.
Looking Glass Falls
Looking Glass Falls is a 60-foot roadside waterfall in Pisgah National Forest with a pool.
Map to Looking Glass Falls
Dry Falls is a spectacular, 75-foot, roadside waterfall located in the Nantahala National Forest along US Highway 64 near Highlands. During the warmer seasons you can walk behind these falls and sometimes in winter, too but be careful on the ice!
Map to Dry Falls
Bridal Veil Falls
Bridal Veil Falls is located near Highlands along US Highway 64. It has the distinction of being the only waterfall in North Carolina that you can drive behind! Talk about roadside convenience!
Map to Bridal Veil Falls
Shunkawauken Falls cascades 150 feet down a mountainside near Columbus. Stunning.
Map to Shunkawauken Falls
Walker Falls is a 40-foot roadside waterfall in Pisgah National Forest. Just north of Asheville this scenic woodlands drive is wonderful in any season.
Map to Walker Falls
Waterfalls Park in Newland provides multiple roadside falls to view, complete with picnic tables. A short trail allows for a closer look at the different levels- but watch your step when it’s icy!
Map to Waterfalls Park
Asheville’s Winter Waterfall Wonderland
As I say above, this si just a short list of roadside waterfalls. Follow this link for a much longer list of winter waterfalls near Asheville.
Winter Waterfall Lodging
North Lodge on Oakland’s restored stone home has six comfortable bedrooms to choose from. Located on a quiet residential street, our Asheville bed and breakfast is just minutes from the Biltmore Estate and other, popular attractions. Book your stay at North Lodge on Oakland today!