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Driving to Highlands, NC

The Highlands Chamber of Commerce and Welcome Center is located on 108 Main Street. At the corner of 1st and Main. Please park in the top parking lot.

GPS Coordinates:

35 degrees, 3 minutes, 16.345 seconds, N

83 degrees, 12 minutes, 8.735 seconds W



(Driving time approximately 2.5 hours)

Take I-85 North (toward Greenville, SC)
To I 985 toward Gainesville, GA where it becomes GA 365
Continue on GA 365 as it changes to 441 North
Go through Tallulah Falls, Clayton and Mountain City to Dillard, GA
At the traffic light in Dillard take right onto GA 246 that becomes NC 106
(At this point you are about a beautiful 20 minute drive to Highlands)
Proceed up GA 246/NC 106 to enter Highlands. 
I-85 North, exit I-985 to Gainesville, becomes US 23/441.
Continue North through Dillard.
Turn right onto GA 246 (becomes NC 106 at state line) to Highlands.


(Travel time approximately 2 hours)

Take 276 North to Scenic Highway 11
About four miles from bridge over Lake Keowee turn right onto Rt. 130 towards Cashiers & Whitewater Falls
Follow 130 to Route 107 N, turn right on hwy and proceed to traffic light at intersection of 107 & 64 in Cashiers.
Turn left onto 64 W-travel about 12 miles.
If you are comfortable with reading maps and back roads, a shorter way from downtown Greenville is to Pickens on Route 183.
From 183 turn right on Hwy 133 past Pickens and proceed to Scenic Hwy 11.
Take left hand turn, cross Lake Keowee bridge and proceed to Route 130 about four miles ahead on your right.
Follow 130 toward Cashiers to NC 107. Take right on 107 to intersection at crossroads in Cashiers.
Take left onto 64 W to Highlands.



Scenic Route via Brevard, Cashiers on Highway 64 –
(Approximately 1.5-2 hours depending on traffic)
From Asheville take I-26 toward Greenville, get off at Airport Exit
At Exit take right turn onto 280 South, Pass airport on right
Continue on 280 South to Brevard
Continue to 64 West through Brevard
Follow 64 West through Cashiers to the second traffic light in Highlands.


(Approximately 1.5 hours)
Take I-40 West to route 23/74 W towards Waynesville.
Take 23/74W to 23/441 towards Dillsboro, Sylva and Franklin
At Franklin stay on the by-pass
Look for Highlands exit 64E towards Highlands
Turn left and follow 64 East through the Cullasaja Gorge, a curvy but beautiful road through the mountains.



(Travel time 2.5 hours)
Take I-40 East into North Carolina towards Waynesville
Take 23/441 towards Dillsboro, Sylva and Franklin. Stay on by-pass in Franklin.
Just past Walmart on left look for right hand side exit ramp to 64 E to Highlands. Take left on 64 E.


Arriving from Knoxville through Smoking Mt. National Park and Gatlinburg
(Travel time 3.5 hours via route 411)
I-40 East to 66 South
66 S will turn into 321/441
In Gatlinburg, take 441 S (towards and through Cherokee) to 74 E
From 74 E take 23/441 towards Dillsboro and into Franklin-stay on bypass
Just past Wal-Mart on left look for exit ramp to 64 E to Highlands.