Cullowee, NC 28723
107 South on other side of Lake Glenville
(800) 682-1092/(828) 743-2762
White Water Equestrian
1350 Hwy 281 South White Water Falls
Fishing Guide Service
White Water Rafting
The Chattooga Wild & Scenic River begins at the base of Whiteside Mountain in North Carolina and flows in a southwesterly direction to form the border between South Carolina and Georgia. One of the wildest and most beautiful whitewater rivers in the country, the Chattooga was the first river in the Southeast to be designated “Wild and Scenic” in 1974 by Congress and was used as a location for the movie Deliverance. The Sumter and Chattahoochee National Forests surround you while on this wilderness adventure river.
Signal Ridge Marina Lake Glenville
Pro Shop: (828) 743-2450
The 18-hole “High Hampton” course at the High Hampton Inn & Country Club facility in Cashiers, North Carolina opened in 1956 and features 6,012 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71.
Turn right at traffic light in Cashiers onto 107 South. Look for entrance on left side of the road.
Sapphire National Golf Club
Pro Shop: (828) 743-1174
Sapphire National Golf Club is an 18 hole Ron Garl mountain course offering scenic mountain views and surrounding lush forests, The course offers a waterfall hole, island green and the “Rock” green and is a Par 70 course (see printable scorecard), making it a fun and playable course for golfers of all abilities. Located in the Sapphire Valley community on Hwy 64 East five miles past Cashiers.
Pro Shop: (706) 746-5303
The highest golf course in GA, Sky Valley opened over 40 years ago. Originally designed by course architect, Bill Watts and renovated into a championship course in 2007 by noted course designer Bill Bergen. Golfers will notice the lush textures of the new course that Bergin was able to locate and utilize unused parcels of land to lengthen and flex the size of the golf course. 500 yards were added to the courses length which is now just over 6,900 yards. With 5 sets of tees the course is enjoyable for every level of player.
Located off Hwy 106 (Dillard Rd. between Highlands and Dillard, GA. (Turn left at Sinclair Station and proceed 2 miles.) Approximately 20 minute drive from Highlands.
Designed to be a combination of the zip line Alpine courses of Europe with the rain forest canopy tour zip line tours of Central America is located on Hwy 106/(Dillard Road) about eight miles from Main St. Highlands. At an elevation of 3400 feet high atop High Holly Mountain in Scaly Mt. this lush, virgin, old-growth forest infused with peaks and knolls and creeks and springs have carved gorges and waterfalls, creating a wondrous natural terrain ideal for ecologically-inspired family adventures.
Scaly Mt. Outdoor Recreation
7420 Dillard Road
Scaly Mountain, NC 28775
Locate on Hwy 106 at Scaly Mtn.
Features year-round tubing, seasonal ice skating, trout fishing, gem mining and bungee trampoline.
Got the need for speed? Grab your inner tube and ride this magic carpet lift to the top. If you have never been tubing, it is a must-do activity. One and two hour sessions available $10-$15.00
When Mother Nature doesn’t provide snow, our snow making equipment ensures there is enough to have a great time. 2 hour session $24.00
Children must be 4 years of age 42 inches or tall.
Kiddie slope available for younger tubers $12 for 2 hours.
Kelsey & Hutchinson Park
Ice Skating Rink
$5.00 (with or without skates)
Rental skates available, youth size 8 to adult size 14.
Coffee and Hot Chocolate are also available.
For more information, call 828-526-3556
Highlands Recreation Center
For more information, call 828-526-3556
Highlands Playhouse Movie Theatre
362 Oak St., Highlands
2:00, 5:00 & 8:00
Ticket Price: $9.00
Ruby Cinemas Franklin
2097 Georgia Road & 441N
Franklin, NC 287234
Cliffside Lake near Highlands, NC is a great place to take your family for a day full of swimming, hiking trails, trout fishing and nearby waterfalls and camping. Kids can run around and play in the water or the woods. The area is great for kids learning how to fish due to the ample room around Cliffside Lake for you to spread out. The swimming area is roped off by netting and has plenty of wading room. Note: We should mention that floatation devices are prohibited here.
Cliffside Lake is regularly stocked with Brook, Brown and Rainbow trout and your chances of catching your limit of 7 are pretty good. Come on the first Saturday in April for fishing “Opening Day” in the lake, but get there early to claim one of the best fishing spots! Fishing begins at sun rise.
- Beach area with swimming dock
- Cliffside loop trail (flat, easy)
- 2 parking lots w/ a $4 “daily use fee”, bathhouse w/showers, restrooms and changing rooms
- Lake offers trout fishing & is stocked with Brook, Brown & Rainbow Trout (NC license required)
- Covered Pavilion w/ 4 large tables (reservation recommended in the Summer months)
- Numerous Picnic tables & BBQ pit
- Connecting hiking trail from Cliffside’s pavilion to beach area/restrooms
- Multiple fishing spots located along the shore and accessed by the Cliffside Loop Trail
- Nearby “Vanhook Glade Campground” via hiking trail
- Multiple nearby hiking trails including “Ranger Falls Trail”
Jackson Hole Gem Mining
Sit in covered comfort and mine for your treasures. Find your gems in rain or shine. We are free from the “red clay mud” that so many of the other mines have you walk through to get to the sluice. Our mine features native & enriched gemstones. All equipment is supplied and we offer friendly assistance for the inexperienced. Jackson Hole Gem Mine is open every day from 10am to 4pm from May 1 to November 1.
Located in waterfall country 1/3 mile above the breathtaking Cullasaja Falls on Hwy. 28 & US 64 halfway between Franklin and Highlands, NC on one of the most scenic byways in the USA.
Jackson Hole Trading Post & Gem Mine has been Family Owned & Operated since 1977.
The Fun Factory
Located in scenic Franklin, North Carolina, The Factory is Western North Carolina’s premier destination for great family fun and dining.
Enjoy over 100 arcade games, the region’s largest go cart track, laser tag, indoor mini golf, a kid’s play area for smaller children and much more.