Big South Fork Scenic Railway
The Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area encompasses some of the states most rugged and scenic terrain. The 105,000 acres is filled with huge rock formations, waterfalls, fast flowing streams, deep canons, forests and other majestic natural sights that the area has been dubbed the "Yellowstone of the East." The area, which is 28 miles west of Williamsburg near Whitley City, lies along the Big South Fork of the Cumberland River in Kentucky and Tennessee
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
The Cumberland Falls State Resort Park is located in the Daniel Boone National Forest. Known as the "Niagara of the South", the waterfall forms a 125-foot wide curtain that plunges 68 feet into the boulder-strewn gorge below. The mist of Cumberland Falls creates the magic of the Moonbow, only visible on a clear night during a full moon. This unique phenomenon appears nowhere else in the Western Hemisphere!
Much More About The Moonbow...
The Moonbow is similar to a rainbow, except that it is formed at night. When conditions are right, the arch of the white light begins at the base of the falls and continues downstream. During fall and winter months you may see colors in the Moonbow! There are several factors that determine the occurrence of the Moonbow; a clear moonlit night, sufficient mist from the waterfall, wind direction and velocity.
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