For waterfalls, don't miss DuPont State Forest (it's fairly new - might not be in all guides), and trails and falls in the nearby Pisgah Forest - US276 towards the Blue Ridge Parkway. Up on the parkway, the Graveyard fields trail includes some very nice falls. I don't know what the water is like in any of those this time of year. All of this is in the vicinity of Brevard, for a town reference.