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Trails, Waterfalls, Adventures
to the lure of Trails, Rivers, Waterfalls, Nature and Mountain Adventures
Arts, Shopping, Festivals
in Music, Theater, Art, Shopping and Festivals
in mountain chic style at a Spa Resort, Inn, Rustic Lodge, or Camp in Nature
Wines, Cocktails, Dining
Wines, Crafted Cocktails, and Inspired Cuisine
The town of Highlands was founded in 1875 by two developers living in Kansas who, according to legend, took a map in hand and drew a line from New York to New Orleans. Then they drew another line from Chicago to Savannah. These lines, they predicted, would become major trade routes in the future, and where they crossed would someday be a great population center.
Panthertown Valley is a treasured 6,311-acre backcountry recreation area located on Nantahala National Forest in western North Carolina, on the eastern continental divide, between the Great Smoky Mountains and the Blue Ridge Mountains.