LeCeur De Highlands
Points Of Interest

SATULAH FALLS - Located 2 miles south of Highlands on U.S. 28. It is a cascade.

LOWER SATULAH FALLS (or Clear Creek Falls) - A high narrow waterfalls visible from the overlook further down U.S. 28 (Approximately 2 ½ miles).

GLEN FALLS - Located off a dirt road 3 miles sough of Highlands on N.C. - 106 The road is marked by a USFS Sign. Glen Falls is composed of a series of 3 large falls dropping approximately 60 ft. each on the east fork of Overflow Creek in the Blue Ridge Valley Area. The 1 mile foot trail down to the Falls is steep. Coming back up is rugged.

KALAKALESKIES - Is located off U.S. 64/28 west, 2 ½ miles northwest of Highlandson the Cullasaja River. The Sequoyah Lake Dam is at the head of these falls. There are eighteen small falls within a ¼ mile paralleling U.S. 64/28.

BRIDAL VEIL FALLS - This picturesque falls cascades over U.S. 64/28 near Highlands (3 miles out). Cars drive under the falls. Height is 120 feet.

DRY FALLS - On U.S. 64/28, just 4 miles from Highlands. Pleasant walk from highway. Path goes behind falls, and you can walk under them without getting wet. Height is 75 feet.

LOWER CULLASAJA FALLS - Approximately 20 miles from Highlands. Take U.S. 64 to Cashiers, going south on Highway 107, 8 miles till crossing the North Carolina / South Carolina state line, then another mile and take first paved Highway to the left. Follow the signs. The falls are 411 feet high.
There are many lesser falls on Highway 64/28 west from Highlands, parking is scarce, park with care, and off the roadway, and use extreme caution anytime around water.


BLUE VALLEY OVERLOOK - Located 3 ½ miles S.W. of Highlands on N.C. 106. Looking from Blue Valley Overlook you experience the feeling that the whole world is made of mountains - they seem to go on forever. Shifting blues and greens make this overlook different each time you experience it.

WHITESIDE OVERLOOK - Located 5 ½ miles from Highlands on U.s. 64 E. Looking out over the Whiteside area you will be faced with the majesty and austerity of the mountains. The fact that the mountains had always been and will always be is brought to the foreground with this view. They are survivors and demand the awe we feel when looking at them.

SUNSET ROCK - Located at the end of a 20 minute moderate hike beginning just across from Highlands Nature Center. Sunset Rock overlooks the town of Highlands. Looking to the east off of Sunrise Rock you will be able to see the whole of Horse Cove.


It's not just for rainy days in Highlands…shopping, this is! Highlands offers such an exciting array of boutiques, stores and shops in which to browse and buy that shopping easily competes with all of the other activities Highlands has to offer. Quality is perhaps the most pleasing feature of the local shops, although variety is prevalent as well.

Visitors searching for unique gifts have found their mecca for Highlands offers items ranging form traditional to the eclectic. Handcrafts of wood, iron, brass, pottery, and fabric are plentiful as are paintings and prints. An abundance of local artisans provide for the wide range of one-of-a-kind creations. Handmade gifts are always special.

Other popular purchases range from bird and bat house, music boxes, estate jewelry, oriental rugs, majolica, porcelain, silver, and antiques from buttons to armoires.

Many frequent visitors are fond of the jewelry stores that offer custom-designed jewelry and scores of gems from which to select a dazzling stone.

And new jewels demand new clothes! From novelty sweaters to fine fashions for men and women, Highlands is replete with name-brand selections. Shoppers can find their desire from lingerie to tee shirts to furs and leather to black-tie attire.

Local residents are also able to fulfill their shopping list as the traditional stores - food, hardware, furniture and dry goods - can be found in the downtown area. Bookstores, card and candy shops, drug stores, florist shops and office supply store also provide for the needs of visitors and residents alike.

Main Street is the central shopping district with many stores along the street as well as centers such as Wright Square, Oak Square, Town Square, The Picket Fence, and Mountain Brook Center. "On the Hill", the section of Fourth Street just north of Main Street, boasts many businesses as do quite a few of the side streets in the downtown locale. And several shops can be found on the main avenue leading into town.