Thursday, January 27, 2011

Efforts Underway To Purchase Cummins Falls

Cummins Falls, which is located on private property in Jackson County, is now being promoted as a potential new tourist attraction by the Highlands Initiative of the local Chamber of Commerce. It is being billed as the largest waterfall still in private ownership in the state of Tennessee. And while it is not on public property, many local hikers gain access to the Falls every year, and authorities say there have been numerous reports of people being injured at that location over the years. A fundraising campaign has now been organized by the Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation, which is seeking to wrap up the purchase of land at the falls.Foundation President Kathleen Williams says Cummins Falls offers what she called "spectacular" scenery.