Sapphire Valley’s Annual Outhouse Race

When you have to go, go downhill – it’s Sapphire Valley’s annual Outhouse Race, set for Saturday, February 17. For information, visit

Old Edwards' We Love Locals Promotion

The Old Edwards Inn and Spa and Half Mile Farm honors its neighbors with its unique We Love Locals promotion throughout the winter season. Visit for more information.

Victuals & Rituals

The Old Edwards Inn and Spa brings an exquisite wine dinner, down-home victuals, the musings of authors Ronni Lundy and Sharyn McCrumb, and the irresistible sounds of The SteelDrivers. For more information, call (828) 787-2635.

Keeping Track

A marvelously detailed train layout is the perfect escape.

As Winter Unveils The Land

Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust curates a collection of precious wild places scattered throughout the Plateau.


Ask anyone who lives on the Plateau and they’ll eagerly tell you why all four seasons are glorious! Winter views, spring wildflowers, summer hikes and waterfalls, and autumn leaves. There is something here that speaks to the heart of the nature lover all year long. Wiinter activities take on a magical quality. Spring and summer months bring bounteous blooms. Apples, glowing leaves, and craft fairs are here during autumn. Search below for seasonal favorites.

Seasons Results

A Santa Photo Op in Highlands
Published on
2017/11 - November
Good Ol’ Santa will be right where he’s supposed to be to hear Wish Lists and pose for photos, next to the Town Christmas Tree at Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park in Highlands.  more
A Sensational Season Awaits
Published on
2015/01 - Winter
The Highlands Playhouse looks to tickle your funny bone and break your heart with its 2015 Summer Season. In the meantime, take in its slate of first-run movies.   more
A Society, Humane
Published on
2015/01 - Winter
A moment’s reflection reveals a bit of hope for America’s neglected animals and the people who fight on their behalf. “We will outlast and outlive the unchangeable, and teach, inspire and empower the younger and impressionable.” - David Stroud   more
A Touch of Green
Published on
2015/01 - Winter
After Santa, Sing!
Published on
2015/12 - December
There will be a Christmas Carol Sing at First Presbyterian Church at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, December 5, after the parade.   more
Angler Gifts
Published on
2017/12 - December
There are plenty of practically perfect gifts for the anglers on your Christmas List.  more
As Winter Unveils The Land, Highlands Cashiers Land Trust
Published on
2018/01 - Winter
Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust curates a collection of precious wild places scattered throughout the Plateau.  more
Audubon’s Winter Bird Count
Published on
2017/01 - Winter
The Christmas Bird Count, a hemisphere-spanning tradition, provides a snapshot of the perils and promise facing our local avian flocks.  more
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Published on
2015/01 - Winter
At its heart, Big Brothers Big Sisters is built upon caring relationships between children and their mentors.  more
Big Guy’s on His Way, Photos with Santa in Highlands
Published on
2017/12 - December
Santa sets the pace for the busy Highlands Christmas Season.  more