This waterfall has been on my list of “must see places” for several years. On a day trip to the foothills of North Carolina this weekend, I finally got the chance to visit and photograph it. The 60′ waterfall has an upper and lower cascades. It is situated on Moravian Creek in the southern part of Wilkes County.
History of the Falls
There is quite an interesting story behind the falls. Not too surprising is the fact that this site was once home to a thriving grist mill. The community of Moravian Falls was named after the waterfall, which in turn was named by the Moravians who settled here before moving to Old Salem.
Planning a Trip
The waterfall is privately owned by the people who operate Moravian Falls Campground. Unless you plan to stay in the campground, you’ll need to stop by their office and ask for permission to access it. On their website, you’ll find links to even more historical data about the waterfall as well as directions to get there. ~MB
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