Blue Star Ranch

Blue Star Ranch offers carefully guided courses of discovery using a variety of techniques and coaches, including equines.

Revisiting the Bartram Trail

The hushed portion of the Bartram Trail from Jones Gap to Whiterock Mountain is generous in its sublime wonders to those who take the time to notice.

Never Too Hot for Smallmouth

During the Dog Days, while trout take a summer sabbatical, Smallmouth Bass take the spotlight in an explosive manner.
Ovenbird photo by Glenn Bartley

The Oven Bird

A message for our time and our place, courtesy of the Highlands Plateau Audubon Society.

Warrior Survival School

Overland Unlimited Bridge of Hope finds a welcome home in the Peggy Crosby Center.

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.

Pete and his feathered friends

Outdoor Activities Results

Bridal Veil Falls
Highlands, NC
Bridal Veil Falls is the first of many beautiful waterfalls in the Cullasaja Gorge near Highlands, North Carolina.   more
Bust Your Butt Falls
Highlands, NC
Located on US 64 west, you’ll come to Bust Your Butt Falls.   more
Cullasaja Falls
Highlands, NC
Three miles past Bust Your Butt Falls on Highway 64 is the breathtaking Cullasaja Falls.  more
Dry Falls
Highlands, NC | Dry Falls @ Wikipedia
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.  more
Glen Falls
Highlands, NC
Glen Falls is located off a dirt road three miles south of Highlands off NC 106 south.   more
Picklesiemer Rockhouse Falls
Highlands, NC
Catch Picklesimer Rockhouse Falls after (or during) a good rain and you will be treated to a beautiful display as the water cascades over the sixty foot cliff and disappears into the rhododendron in the creek below.   more
Secret Falls
Highlands, NC
Big Shoals Falls (aka Secret Falls) is a powerful sixty foot waterfall in the Pisgah National Forest south of Highlands, NC.   more