While the dam and often waterfalls are main attractions of the Cooleemee River Park, a walk above the dam can be interesting as well. There’s a long trail which wanders along the river bank with spots the local fishermen frequent.
I followed this trail for perhaps a quarter of a mile before deciding to turn back on this particular visit and was rewarded for my exploration with a flash of autumn color along the river bank.
One day I’ll come better prepared and follow the trail to it’s end or at least until it reaches a pond I’ve seen via google maps further along the river.
There’s always just around the bend for us photographers, and the promise it may hold.