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Day Trips

Set in the heart of the Nantahala National Forest, there is beauty around every corner when explore the areas surrounding Highlands. Set out on a day trip to discover waterfalls, hiking trails and great activities and attractions.

Brevard is a small town located 30 miles east of Highlands. Brevard is the perfect location for visiting waterfalls, bike and walking trails, as well as electic shops downtown! For a directory of stores and more information, visit below!

Explore Brevard

Cashiers/Sapphire, NC

Cashiers is our sister town located 20-minutes west of Highlands. Home of the Whitewide Mountain Loop that gives incredible 360 views of the surrounding towns. This is the perfect destination for a hiking day with a unique lunch throughout the town. For more shopping and golf experiences, we recommend traveling to Sapphire Valley to explore their offerings.

Cashiers Visitors Guide

Lake Glenville, NC

Lake Glenville offers an experience unlike no other in the area! One of the highest-elevation lakes, Lake Glenville is popular for fishing, canoeing, or just spending a day in a pontoon. Explore the waterfalls, islands, and beach areas.

Visit Lake Glenville

Lake Jocassee, NC

Lake Jocassee is a 9,000 acre man-made lake designated for providing power to Oconee and Pickens Counties. Now Jocassee is enjoyed by thousands due to its beautiful scenery and unique areas.

Visit Lake Jocassee

Lake Keowee, SC

Similar to Lake Jocassee, Lake keowee covers approximately 56,000 acres of South Carolina. Lake Keowee is loved by locals and is known for its clean waters due to clean-up drives sponsored by its residents. Lake Keowee is known for being free of pollution and litter.

Visit Lake Keowee

Lake Toxaway, NC

While Lake Toxaway is known to be the largest private lake in the state, it does offer amazingly unique shops and eateries throughout the drive!

Visit Lake Toxaway

Sky Valley, GA

Known as Georgia’s Highest and coolest city, Sky Valley offers golf-days, adventures outdoors, as well as a trip back to the past with a drive in theater!

Visit Sky Valley

Sylva/Cullowhee/Dillsboro, NC

A charming area that is listed as TripAdvisors “Top 10 American Brewery Tours,” Sylva offers a lively environment of local entertainment, food, and other enjoyments! With offers for shopping, hiking, biking, getting out on the water, and so much more, Sylva and the surrounding area is the perfect place for those with no plan in mind but adventure!

Visit Sylva
Visit Dillsboro

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