The Dickens You Say

Stewart Manning’s Christmas Village is an eye-popping testament to patience, ingenuity, and a healthy dose of imagination.

Christmas Wreath Salad

When we think of the holiday table, “healthy” is not necessarily the first word that comes to mind. Deliciously delicate and pretty, Christmas Wreath Salad will make your holiday table shine. The striking balance of slightly bitter kale and the sweet pomegranate seeds will add flavor to any the party.

The Best Gift of All

The holiday season is the perfect time to reflect upon the vital work undertaken by the Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust.


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

What's Your Favorite Nature Walk
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2015/04 - April
From its earliest days, Highlands has been one continuous Nature Walk. Which of its transcendent trails and hidden treasures captures your heart?  more
What’s in Your DNA History?
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2016/06 - June
What’s the Hurry?
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2016/08 - August
When considering a young version of your favorite label, cultivate a bit of patience.  more
What’s Your Favorite?
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2015/12 - December
Winter is prime viewing time to catch a glimpse of our feathered neighbors.  more
When Is Trout Season?
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2017/04 - April
There’s always a trout out there waiting for you. You just have to understand regulations governing hatchery-supported streams.  more
When Kannie Met the Preacher
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Kannie Zachary Marr is recognized as the keeper of the Zachary family lore and legends, ensuring that the tales have endured to the present day.  more
When Kindness Touches Us
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2016/11 - November
Highlands thrives on a community-wide spirit of generosity and commitment.  more
When Magic Starts to Happen
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2017/08 - August
For artist Adam Pletzke, the majesty of nature and the magic of healing go hand in hand.  more
When Sweet Turns Sour
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2016/05 - May
The verdant pastures of May are a deadly hazard to the horses of Carpe Diem Farms.  more
When the Moon Hits Your Eye
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2017/11 - November
Sky Pie is a celebration of the essential comfort food.  more