Biological Foundation Grants-in-Aid
Highlands NC

Life finds a way! Despite Covid-19 threats, research continues at the Highlands Biological Station.

Our Annual Tradition
Christmas Tree Farms

Local farmers have been working all year to ensure there are entire fields of Christmas trees waiting for new homes.


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Thankful for Trails | Highlands Cashiers Land Trust

If you’re feeling a little short of things to be grateful for, take a hike along one of the trails conserved by The Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust. It’ll help to put things in perspective.

Wreaths Across America | Highlands NC

Wreaths Across America, a national movement to honor the sacrifices of veterans, will find its local expression at a ceremony at Highlands Memorial Park, noon Saturday, December 19.

The Rink Awaits | Ice Skating

The opening of the Highlands Skating Rink at Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park is a cause for celebration. To schedule your time on the ice, call the Highlands Recreation Department at (828) 526-3556.

Tutorials & Tools | Highlands Cashiers Libraries

A host of resources available through Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library and Hudson Library can help you master the challenges of 21st century technology, the complications of Covid living, and even give you a head start on your Christmas List.

Small Towns, Small Wineries | Elevated Wines

Elevated Wine Experiences, set for November 12 through 14, is a wonderfully indulgent invitation to sample the finest vintages in the world and the exquisite meals that complement them.

Reminder of Life’s Wonder | Highlands Chamber of Commerce

“Even in…well, especially in…this challenging time, we need to remind ourselves of Life’s wonder,” a seasonal reminder from the Highlands Chamber of Commerce.

Vas Sanchez: Born Performer

Vas Sanchez’s desire for the spotlight, shaped by his childhood in Highlands, led him to a hit series on Netlfix and a good place in life.

Honey Spiced Pumpkin Streusel

Denise Altay’s seasonally-perfect Honey Spiced Pumpkin Streusel Cake is the Bee’s Knees.

The International Friendship Center of Highlands to Launch a Career and Professional Development Center

Press Release: Highlands, NC – The International Friendship Center (IFC) of Highlands, NC is launching a Career and Professional Development Center to help address the issues of unemployment and underemployment which have been exacerbated during the global pandemic and create serious challenges for the residents of Macon and surrounding counties.  The service will link potential candidates with current job opportunities …

Town of Highlands Community Plan Virtual Workshop

Two opportunities in November to let your voice shape the future of Highlands – The Town is updating the Community Plan! We want to hear about your priorities for the future both in and around Highlands. 1. Attend the upcoming Virtual Workshop (Nov. 5) or 2. take the survey  https://www.highlandscommunityplan.com/get-involved  – to provide your input on priority issues and ideas for …

Modern Tiny Homes | Triple Creek Cottage Community

Opening this month near Lake Glenville is a beautiful new development, Triple Creek Tiny Cottage Community. Only 9 miles North of Cashiers, this 26 acre site offers luxurious tiny homes on large lots varying from one to three acres in size, many with spectacular mountain views. Recognizing that families are considering downsizing to a more minimalistic and simplistic lifestyle, Triple …

Golfer’s Delight | Mountain Life Properties

Golf enthusiasts from near and far now have a liaison when exploring home opportunities in the Western North Carolina mountains.   Mountain Life Properties of Landmark Realty Group has been designated by Florida-based Golf Life Navigators as their sole real estate firm for golf community referrals.     Based in South Florida with an active presence across the U.S.,  GLN …