Three River Fly Fishing Tournament

The Three River Fly Fishing Festival, is back again and this year it will be held April 27 – 29.

Photo by Charles Johnson

Waterfalls of Highlands and Cashiers NC

A visual tour of the beautiful waterfalls located on the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau. Search and view videos and photos are area waterfalls.

Male Wood Duck on Mirror Lake by William McReynolds

 

Audubon’s Winter Bird Count

The Christmas Bird Count, a hemisphere-spanning tradition, provides a snapshot of the perils and promise facing our local avian flocks.

A Highlands Skate of Mind!

The Ice Rink at Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park is unveiled in all its wintry glory this season.

Highland Excursions

There is something special about Justin Kingsland, owner of Highland Excursions. 

Photo by Terry Barnes

Dry Falls

A mile past Bridal Veil is the strangely named Dry Falls. Don’t let the name fool you – there’s nothing even remotely arid about this roaring 75-foot deluge.

Outdoors

Whether you want to tackle a mountain or sit by a stream, you’ll find just what you’re looking for here. This is a premier golf destination, but there’s so much more available. There are streams to fish, public pools and tennis courts to enjoy and playgrounds, too. Winter sports include ice skating, skiing, tubing and hiking.

Outdoor Activities Results

Ammons Branch
Highlands, NC | Website
Ammons Branch Primitive Camping Area is a little-used gem that’s so far off the Beaten Path that it may not be accessible by car after heavy rains.   more
Blue Valley Campground
Highlands, NC | Website
Blue Valley Primitive Camping Area offers secluded outdoor life in one of the most scenic locations in Western North Carolina.  more
Blue Valley Overlook
Highlands, NC
Blue Valley gets its name from the natural haze that shades the valley and its surrounding carpet of mountains.  more
Bridal Veil Falls
Highlands, NC
Bridal Veil Falls is the first of many beautiful waterfalls in the Cullasaja Gorge near Highlands, North Carolina.   more
Burlingame Country Club
Sapphire, NC | Website
Burlingame is a rambling 500 acre private community nestled above 3000'+ in the panoramic Blue Ridge Mountains, where Mother Nature's ever-changing works of art are on year-round display.  more
Bust Your Butt Falls
Highlands, NC
Located on US 64 west, you’ll come to Bust Your Butt Falls.   more
Carpe Diem Farms
Highlands, NC | Website
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Chattooga Narrows Trail
Highlands, NC
The moderate Chattooga Narrows Trail offers a three-mile workout surrounded by nature’s beauty.  more
Chinquapin Mountain Trail
Highlands, NC
The 3.2 mile Chinquapin Mountain Trail starts at the Glen Falls parking area.   more
Chinquapin Mountain Trail
Highlands, NC
The 3.2 mile Chinquapin Mountain Trail starts at the Glen Falls parking area.   more

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