Roaring Falls is nestled in a quiet transitional region, where the parched Prairie gives up its heat to the refreshingly cool, lush forests teeming with abundant wildlife. The terrain then ascends into the lightly humid foothills of Bluff Mountain, which stretches west toward the Rockies.
With lace-like delicacy, high atop Trident Tines Plateau; cool mountain streams meander their way between the Regal Quartet's tall peaks forming Butterfly Lakes. From these magnificent lakes, three towering waterfalls gracefully dance over a golden backdrop as they pour into crystal clear Emerald Glass Lake.
Our modern community of Roaring Falls, boasts of a heritage that began more than 175 years ago. Trappers and early pioneers following a distinct trail, forged by the exploration team who mapped the central mid-west, put down roots in the newly acquired Indian territory. Wagon trains following this precise course, soon brought the first settlers into the Roaring Falls Area.
When the region was surveyed and opened for colonization, more families joined the community, and business developments flourished along the expedition trail. The Kirkland Stage Lines are responsible for imparting its name to this route, which later became the first paved road in Roaring Falls.
This thriving city clings to its earlier agricultural background, while giving the appearance as a recent development. Several century-old homes blend unnoticed with their contemporary new neighbors. Well-preserved early historical structures, including two stone Churches constructed in the 1850s, and Stren's Mill completed in 1866, are a reminder of Roaring Falls elegant past.
The three majestic waterfalls, for which the city was named; its pristine lakes and lush forests, draw tourists from all corners of the globe. Shoppers flock to the massive new mall at Gray's Crossing, and enjoy visiting the many quaint shops and stores in the Old City Area, boasting of a gentle, simpler lifestyle, from days of yore.
The sprawling municipality of Roaring Falls incorporates 34.7 square miles. From its historical Old City Area on the Coteaux River, it expands through vast level acres of prime farming and grazing land, before transitioning through a beautiful verdure landscape of heavily wooded, low rolling hills. Traveling southwest on Fawn Valley Parkway, we find the land slowly metamorphosing into a lush, dense forest, where it climaxes at the foot of picturesque Trident Tines Plateau.