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"WHAT IS THERE TO DO? "
We get asked that a lot. So, we are sharing a list of things we like to do.
By the way, at the cabin, there is a horseshoe pit, a firepit, and a 5-hole disc golf course (with the discs in a bag stored inside the cabin). Once you are done detoxing at the cabin, click here to start exploring or do one of our favorites below (and click on more links shown in orange):
First, go hiking!
The best trail for views and is a relatively easy hike is Whiteside Mountain. To get there from the cabin, turn right on Buck Creek Road and go 6.5 miles to Hwy 64. Turn left on Hwy 64. After you pass Wildcat Cliffs Golf Country Club, turn right onto Whiteside Mountain Road (SR 1600). There is a sign for Whiteside Mountain Recreation Area. Follow the signs to the parking area on the left. There is a $2/day fee to the park -- put the exact change in an envelop and leave in the metal box beside the sign (it's an honor system). The trail starts behind the sign. The trail is a loop so you can go either way, but we usually go far left up the road and then come down the stairs on the way back, but it is entirely up to you which way you go. Have fun and enjoy the views! The highest elevation is 4930 feet high. (See picture to the right for views)
Another great hiking trail is Sunset Rock just a short walk from downtown Highlands. The hike itself is less than a mile up. To get there, park in downtown Highlands. Located off of Horse Cove Road, which is a continuation of Main Street heading east out of Highlands, and on the right hand side just past the Highlands Nature Center is Sunset Road, a one-lane gravel drive. That's your trail. If you actually go at sunset to watch the views, don't forget a flashlight to get back down.
OTHER HIKING TRAILS
There are many other trails in the area -- google it and have fun!
A favorite thing to do is go chase waterfalls!
Dry Falls is always worth going to see and you can actually walk behind the waterfall! From the cabin, turn left on Buck Creek Church Road until it ends. Turn left on Hwy 64 (like you are going back towards Highlands on the road between Franklin and Highlands). You will see Dry Falls parking area a few miles on your left. (See picture to the right for a picnic at Dry Falls)
Rather than list them all here, follow this link to waterfalls in the area and go get wet!
We love just walking around this cute mountain town! There are plenty of shops and restaurants on Main Street. During the winter, there is ice skating in the main city park (1 block behind main street). Check out the town calendar of events here. Also, here is a link to the town of Highlands and another website to help plan your day. From the cabin, turn right on to Buck Creek Road and go for 6.7 miles. Turn right onto Hwy 64 and go 2.7 miles to get to the town of Highlands.
Cashiers is another adorable mountain town that is fun to walk around. Like Highlands, there are cute shops and restaurant, so go check it out, too. From the cabin, turn right on to Buck Creek Road and go 6.7 miles. Turn left onto Hwy 64 and go several miles to the town of Cashiers.
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