Our reservations at GSM did not begin until Sunday night, but we were ready to go Saturday and wanted to spend a night at Cumberland Falls State Park in Kentucky. Arriving by 2:00, we set up camp and went out to view the falls dubbed the "Niagra of the South." The falls span 125 feet and plunge 7 stories into a gorge. They were as beautiful as advertised with wonderful hiking trails leading to the top or the bottom of the falls for viewing.
During a full moon the mist of the falls creates a unique "moonbow" that is seen nowhere else in the Western Hemisphere, and on clear days a rainbow can be seen at the base of the falls. A moonbow calendar is published with best viewing days blocked out by the month!
Historic Dupont Lodge features mountain stone construction on the outside and solid hemlock beams, knotty pine paneling, and massive fireplaces on the inside.
Cumberland Falls was a one night stop-over on our way to the Great Smoky Mountains. This stop is definitely worth the time if you are ever in the area of Daniel Boon National Forest just off of Interstate 75 a few miles north of the Tennessee/Kentucky border.
We don’t go camping any more . . . we go ‘streamin’ ! The “SIlvermine and His” is our 2016 23' Airstream, and ‘streamin’ is the name we use to describe our adventures. Stream along as we document everything from weekend trips to longer summer excursions and full-blown vacations. You know what they say: if you’re not in an Airstream – you’re just camping!
Tom & Ella Brown