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
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
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
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
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.