Water holes for swimming and playing in the water were so fun! Perfect way to cool off after a long hot hike. The trail to laurel falls gets rough for the last mile or so. We took our 1 yr old dog and he was completely worn out. Our 8 year old daughter was able to make it as well. It felt like a lot longer than 2.5 miles. Cool history, it's an old coal and iron mill. Some original structures are still there. The waterfall was hard to access to play in it. Rocks around it were very slick and there were copperheads as well. Overall, it was fun but just wore us out!