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30 years at Headwaters Outfitters

Whether you’re set on tubing down the French Broad River, or mounting a guided canoe or kayak expedition, or fly-fishing down the French Broad,

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Proper Wines for Passover & Seder

The details of our Passover and Easter meals are leavened (and unleavened) with deep cultural traditions.

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Whiskers, Wags & Whiskey: Cashiers Highlands Historical Society

Whiskers, Wags & Whiskey, set for Wednesday, June 29, at Wildcat Cliffs Country Club is a howling good time benefitting the residents of Cashiers-Highlands

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Locally Grown on the Green: Cashiers, NC

The Green Market offers a panoply of flavors and sensations on the Cashiers Village Green, every Wednesday through October.

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The Village Nature Series
Cashiers NC

The Village Nature Series roars back to life with a series of in-depth explorations of our heritage, both Cherokee and natural.

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Sweet Sounds of Music: Highlands NC Weekend Concerts

Friday Night Live and Saturdays on Pine provide Highlands’ official Soundtrack of the Season. They’re free and everyone is invited.

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Songs That Create Sparks
Orchard Sessions at The Farm

Mike Kinnebrew brings his tales of Love and Life to the Orchard Sessions at The Farm at Old Edwards, Thursday, May 19. For updates and to book

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Highlands Cashiers Easter Event Guide

Easter will be celebrated across the Plateau in all its post-Pandemic Glory.

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Bear Shadow Music Festival: Highlands NC

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Tastes of Spring at The Farm at Old Edwards

Chef Craig Richards, the impresario of Atlanta’s Lyla Lila Restaurant, serves up his favorite dishes and a host of front-of-the-house stories

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One Last Slice of Ice: Winter Recreation in Highlands

There are still a few places to squeeze every last measure of fun out of the retreating winter.

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Motoring the Mountain Miles: Highlands Motoring Festival

The 2022 Highlands Motoring Festival, slated for June 9-12, is revving up to be one for the books.

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Bear Shadow and Band of Horses: Highlands NC

Bear Shadow spotlights the complex, layered sound of Band of Horses, April 29. For information and tickets, visit bearshadownc.com.

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Toe-Tapping Taverns: Highlands NC

Both the High Dive and Ugly Dog Public House are keeping the beat with their live music schedules.

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Enriching Young Lives: The Mountain Retreat & Learning Center

The Mountain Retreat & Learning Center’s Youth Conferences, running throughout the month, provide direction and understanding about spirituality.

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Daytime Experiences at Bear Shadow: Highlands NC

Bear Shadow, slated for April 29 through May 1, sets the tone for a busy Plateau Season with an unforgettable series of daytime experiences.

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Enriching Young Lives: The Mountain Retreat & Learning Center

The Mountain Retreat & Learning Center’s Youth Conferences, running throughout the month, provide direction and understanding about spirituality. They’re open to all young people, from third grade through high school. Visit themountainrlc.org/mountaincamp.

Visit Highlands, NC: the Lookbook

The Highlands Chamber of Commerce makes a beautiful, impassioned pitch for the natural wonders of life on the Plateau.

Wine Pairing Extravaganza: The Farm at Old Edwards

Old Edwards Inn’s Vintner’s Dinner, set for March 27, is a chance to revel in sumptuous food, generous pours, and stories, lots of stories. For reservations, visit OldEdwardsHospitality.com.


Daytime Experiences at Bear Shadow: Highlands NC

Bear Shadow, slated for April 29 through May 1, sets the tone for a busy Plateau Season with an unforgettable series of daytime experiences.

Music and its Sense of Place: Bear Shadow Music Festival

The Bear Shadow Music Festival does not end at Base Camp.  At the same time, a slew of smaller activities are offered – a chance for local participants to engage in the festivities.

The Highlands Playhouse announces new production company name and 2022 season

Join Mountain Theatre Company at The Highlands Playhouse, as they launch into their 84th season on the Highlands/Cashier Plateau!


Highlands Nature Center’s 2022 Summer Camps

One of the Nature Center’s most popular offerings is their annual summer camps for children ages 4 to 12 years old.

Great Backyard Bird Count | Highlands Biological Station

For more information about the Great Backyard Bird Count and ways you can participate, visit www.birdcount.org. The Highlands Botanical Garden and Highlands Nature Center are part of the Highlands Biological Station, a multi-campus center of Western Carolina University.

Take a Spin on a Tube | Highlands Outpost

Highlands Outpost in Scaly Mountain has the tonic for whatever wintertime blahs you’re trudging through – snow, speed, and a sharp burst of excitement. For hours, rates, and more details, visit highlandsoutpost.com.


Share the Seasonal Beauty | Laurel’s Winter Photo Cover Contest

We all know that the concept of Winter Wonderland applies to The Plateau all winter long.   After the holiday lights are gone, the stark beauty of winter surrounds us. The softly filtered light, stark branches, icy landscapes and Carolina blue skies beckon the inner photographer in us all to take a few moments to try and capture the beauty …

Icy Business | Ice Skating in Highlands

It’s a winter activity, it’s a party – the Highlands Ice Rink delivers a splash of cold weather excitement, served up with a dash of old school charm.

A Carolina Valentine | Highlands and Cashiers

Add a bit of blush to your gray winter calendar with a Valentine’s Getaway to Highlands and Cashiers North Carolina.