Waterfalls in Polk County, presentation at Polk County Historical Association May 7

Published 10:00 am Wednesday, May 1, 2013

McComas speaks at Polk County Historical Association meeting

There are few things more refreshing on a hot summer day than cool, splashing water cascading down a waterfall. “Western North Carolina has more waterfalls than most people will see in a lifetime,” says Rob McComas, guest speaker at the May 7 meeting of the Polk County Historical Association.

Uniquely located in the Foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Polk County has many beautiful waterfalls. Some are well known, such as Pearson’s, Shunkawakan and the two Bradley Falls; others are unnamed and secluded.

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Tourist maps have no location or directions to these little wonders of nature. However, in searching for fishing spots for his fishing guide business, McComas has discovered many enchanting “secret waterfalls.”

Join us when McComas delights us with stories and pictures of the well-known and unknown waterfalls in Polk County.

The historical association meeting will be held at 2:30 p.m. May 7 at the Polk County Museum in Columbus.

– article submitted by George Comparetto