Photo by Terry Barnes

Stroll to the Narrows

The beguiling Chattooga River Narrows Trail offers an irresistible escape from the stresses of the season.

Carolina Wren

Winter’s Quiet Bird Presence

Even though the winter woods are hushed, they’re still teeming with our feathered neighbors.

The Boar’s Head

Who invited those boars? Feral swine have earned a nasty reputation in our local woods.

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

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