Newland, NC

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Secluded Valley Campground

Continuing our drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway, we stopped off in Newland, NC, at the lovely Secluded Valley RV Park.  It is indeed located in a little valley with a stream along one side and small lake in the middle.  It is an appealing campground that was very quiet during our stay.  We would like to take the weather we experienced here with us everywhere we go:  low to mid-70s during the day and mid-50’s at night. Continue reading

Akron, OH

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Pro Football Hall of Fame

On our drive from Hocking Hills to Akron, we stopped in Canton in order to check out the Pro Football Hall of Fame.  Like me, you may ask, why is the Pro Football Hall of Fame located in Canton, OH?  The primary reason is that the American Professional Football Association, which later became the National Football League, was founded in Canton in 1920.  In addition, the Canton Bulldogs were an early pro-football power team.  If you’re a fan of professional football, it’s worth taking the time to visit.

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Gadsden, AL

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The town of Gadsden is in northeast Alabama on the Coosa River at a point where it broadens out into Lake Gadsden.  We parked at the River Country Campground where our RV site was right on the lake.

Noccalula Falls Park

We were attracted to Gadsden for Noccalula Falls.  This 90-foot waterfall is on Black Creek, a tributary to the Coosa River, just north of downtown Gadsden.  The waterfall is named for an Indian maiden who is said to have jumped to her death here rather than be forced by her father to marry a man she did not love.  The Noccalula Falls Park includes a gorge trail, sightseeing train, a petting zoo and historical buildings.

Gadsden is the southern end of the Lookout Mountain Parkway, a scenic 93 mile drive across three states between Gadsden and Chattanooga, TN.  This provides a good reason for a return visit.

Next stop:  Woodville, AL