Whiteside Mountain
Views From Whiteside

Don’t let the weather’s unpredictability make you rush your visit to Whiteside Mountain. There’s majesty and mystery in equal measure

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Plateau Playground

A new alpine coaster at Scaly Mountain Outdoor Center will add to the number of irresistible attractions to be found at Scaly Mountain, Sky Valley,

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Black lab Shabadoo atop Yellow Mountain photo by Bowen Grove @bowen_grove
An Adventure to Yellow Mountain

Yellow Mountain rewards adventurous hikers with spectacular vistas.

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Cashiers Sliding Rock

Sliding Rock Falls is a hidden gem in Whiteside Cove that’s perfect for anyone longing for a splash in a cool mountain pool.

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Sweet As Can Bee
Killer Bees Honey

It turns out that Killer Bees Honey in Lake Toxaway is the perfect spot for contented honeybees and the people who love them. For information

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Lily of the valley (Convallaria Majalis) blooming in the garden
It’s the Lily of the Valley

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Our Most Beautiful Songster

The stately Wood Thrush have returned for the Plateau’s summer, and they announce their presence with a lilting song that echoes through the

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The Productivity of Quiet

There’s beauty built into those moments when we slow down and open our eyes and our minds.

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Wanderlust

Though Deena clearly cherishes her life here in the Southern Appalachians, the road is always beckoning.

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At a Glance Waterfall Guide

Enjoy this sampling of area waterfalls, for a deep dive visit thelaurelmagazine.com/recreation.

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Recreation Search

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.

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