One thing we are all in awe of at Mother Nature’s hands is waterfalls. They simply inspire us with their size, power and their beauty. While many of the largest and most powerful are located in countries around the world, the U.S. has more than our share of these natural wonders as well. Island Trader Vacations invites you to take a closer look at 3 of our favorites.
Cumberland Falls near Corbin, Kentucky is often referred to as the Niagara of the South. It is a classically wide and rectangular waterfall. One of the best features of this waterfall are the lunar rainbows, or moon bows it produces. The park is free and is located in the rural countryside. One of the best times to visit is during the fall foliage season. You will be astounded by the vast beauty of Mother Nature that surrounds you.
Havasu Falls are located on the Havasupai Indian Reservation in Arizona, in a side canyon of the Grand Canyon. The waterfall streams year round and is a perfect side trip if you are going to see one of our nation’s most spectacular offerings. The scenery here is stunning and colorful, as you have the juxtaposition of the blue green water and the red rock scenery as a back drop. This waterfall isn’t that easily accessible and you have to put in about an eight mile hike to enjoy its splendor. It is well worth it, as you will not be disappointed.
Multnomah Falls in the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon is one of the most iconic waterfalls in the US, besides Niagara. There are quite a few falls that are along the Columbia River Gorge, but this is the behemoth at a 620 foot drop. This waterfall draws millions of visitors a year, who flock to stand on its concrete arched bridge located at the lower drop or to see it from the iconic and historic lodge below.
While Niagara Falls may be the falls that everyone knows, these are just a few of the other many other amazing falls found around the country you won’t want to miss. Begin your journey today and explore the wonders of the world.