Cooleemee Falls – Part 1

Coolemee Falls is an old stone dam dating back well over a 100 years, which was part of the original mill back in the day. This is a photo of what the falls look like when the river is low. I’ll call this the “before” picture. Not all that impressive, but you’re able to better appreciate the stonework in the dam.

As you can see from my vantage point, I’m on a rock in the middle of the river. As a matter of fact, except for a small stream of water at camera right, you just about could have walked completely across w/o getting wet. This site has been protected, and has been made into a park. I’ll write more about it and show you a photo of what it looks like when the river is up in a later post.

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If you’re a follower of my blog, I wanted to take a second and say thank you. I appreciate your comments, and try to respond to most as time allows. I try to be as accurate as I can with regards to information about the places I’ve photographed. If you spot an error, kindly let me know and I’ll be sure to correct it.

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Photographic Notes:
Nikon D90 with 18-200 mm VR 3.5-5.6 lens. All images © Matt Bennett Photography.

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2 thoughts on “Cooleemee Falls – Part 1

  1. What I would absolutely kill to see is the inside of Coolemee Plantation just down the road from the falls and park.

    Most definitely a “before” photo (well, that and the fall foliage). I bet it is just roaring over the dam now after all the rain we’ve had lately. Looking forward to the “after” photos.

  2. thanks Karen. You might be in luck, because I found this video on youtube of the house:

    Not sure if you’ve seen it, but there is also another impressive old house near the entrance to Boone’s Cave SP. If my memory serves me right, it’s a 3-sided, 2 story brick structure. No telling how old it is.

    Yea, the shot I have of water running over the dam at full capacity is nothing short of amazing. Right now would be a good time to view it, if you could do so w/o getting eaten alive with mosquitoes!

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