Skyline Lodge at Christmas
Skyline Lodge Celebrates the Holidays

Skyline Lodge in Highlands NC celebrates Christmas.

The Scaly Screamer
Highlands NC

Letters to Santa at Kelsey-Hutchinson Founder's Park

Neither a global pandemic nor their occasional random acts of naughtiness will prevent Santa from hearing the wishes of his dedicated followers.

Ice, Ice, Baby
Highlands NC

Highlands Ice Rink is open at Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park. (Note to Olympic Hopefuls: The Beijing Winter Olympics debut in two months, so

Jubilant Illumination
Highlands NC

Decked out in jubilant illumination, Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park sets the stage for a joyous Holiday Season.

Trim our Town
Highlands NC

Trim Our Town is an ardent way to bring the Jolly to downtown Highlands.


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Land Trust says, Take a Hike

Always good advice, “Take a Hike” becomes a lot more enjoyable thanks to the efforts of Highlands Cashiers Land Trust.

Respect and Awareness | Brown Trout

It’s the Season of Romance for Brown Trout, so exercise a little discretion.

Witch Hazel’s Secrets

Thanks to Highlands Biological Station’s generous grant program, PhD student Justin Jorge is delving into Witch Hazel’s seed squirting secrets.

The Stylin’ Wild Turkey

Articulate, clever, and always style conscious, the Wild Turkey has earned its position as the centerpiece of our Thanksgiving celebration.

A Long Drive to Championship: Kyle Gabbard

Highlands native Kyle Gabbard’s talents have driven him to horizons far beyond the Plateau. Witness his ascent to the top of the Professional Long Drive Association’s Long Drive Championship.

Ready for a Shrub-down?

It turns out there’s a native shrub that can match any tree on the Plateau when it comes to fall foliage dazzlement.

Celebrate the Savings at Rusticks

Rusticks Furnishing’s 30-year history is built upon an endlessly-surprising inventory and a concierge level of customer service. It’s made even more irresistible when the entire store stages an After-Thanksgiving Sale. Find out for yourself at 32 Canoe Point in Cashiers.

Handmade Holiday

The Hard Candy Christmas Arts and Crafts Show, set for November 26-27, is an occasion to get your heart and home ready for the joyful Christmas Season.

Remember the Fallen Soldiers at Highlands Memorial Park

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 18. For any questions about sponsoring wreaths or the event, please contact Phil Potts at (828) 200-9753 or [email protected].

Mountain Grown Fraser Firs

Bear Valley Farm continues to open its fields and its hearth to those passionate about finding the Perfect Christmas Tree. It’s located at 231 Bee Tree Road in Glenville; for more information, visit

Serving the Underserved | Cashiers Cares

Cashiers Cares will demonstrate the deep spirit of charity that energizes the community with its Meet and Treat Party following the Cashiers Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 4.

Rethinking Thanksgiving Traditions at The Mountain Retreat and Learning Center

Everyone is invited to The Mountain Retreat and Learning Center’s five-day Celebration of Learning to Live in Harmony, November 24-28. For more information and registration for overnight guests or commuters, visit or (828) 526-5838.