Majestic Cullasaja Falls right off Highway 28 between Franklin and Highlands, NC.  Visible from the road, there is a small pull-off for parking to view the falls, but be very careful of traffic!

mistymorningme: “Cullasaja Falls © snapdragginphoto Seen roadside off between Highlands and Franklin, North Carolina, Cullasaja Falls is one of NCs most impressive waterfalls.

Secret Falls, Highlands NC. Swimming hole by waterfall that's easy enough for the whole family to hike to.

Silver Run Falls NC. The lower portion of Silver Run Falls cascades over a rock ledge into an enchanting tree-lined pool. There is also a sandy beach, making this a fun swimming and picnic area that is popular with both tourists and locals.

Fall in Highlands, North Carolina. One of the world's Top 10 Sunset Spots! to lose up to 40 lbs in 60-days!

Fall Sunset in Highlands, North Carolina

Whiteside Mountain, NC - just outside Highlands, moderate hike, insane views.

See photos and hike tips to hiking trail to the top of Whiteside Mountain, in the Nantahala National Forest near Cashiers and Highlands, North Carolina.

Highlands, North Carolina. Beautiful area of the state! Cashiers is also well worth a visit.

Main Street shopping in downtown Highlands, North Carolina --- Check out the fun live auctions at Scudder's on Friday and Saturday nights!

Dry Falls is a short, kid-friendly hike to a tumbling waterfall that you can walk behind, near Highlands, NC

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