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Cashiers’ Town Center

  • Farmer’s Market: Open daily with fresh produce, homemade pies, and artisanal goods 
  • Village Green Park: 13.2-acre park that hosts 80 events a year 
  • Boutique Shopping: Curated Home, Narcissus, and Rusticks 
  • Cafes and Fine Dining: Buck’s Cafe, Slabtown Pizza, and Cornucopia

Mountain Biking & Hiking

  • Whiteside Mountain: Most popular hike in Cashiers
  • Chattooga River Trail: A moderately difficult 15.5-mile trek along the famous Chattooga River
  • Panthertown Valley: 30 miles of trails
  • Dupont State Forest: 86 miles of trails spread across 10,000 protected acres

Boating, Fishing, & Swimming

  • Sliding Rock: Popular area swimming hole 
  • Panthertown Valley: Waterfall plunge pools and sandbar 
  • Lake Glenville: Great for boating, less than 20 minutes away 
  • NC Fly Fishing Trail: 15 excellent spots for catching brook, brown, and rainbow trout

Waterfalls

  • Bridal Veil Falls: Easiest falls to find, just yards from the highway 
  • Dry Falls: Dramatic, walk-behind falls 
  • Rainbow Falls: One of the most spectacular falls in the area 
  • Silver Run Falls: Excellent swimming in the summer 
  • Turtleback Falls: Beautiful falls with a large plunge pool 
  • Whitewater Falls: Highest falls east of the Rockies

Horseback Riding

  • Arrowmont: Offers horseback riding daily 
  • Earthshine Mountain: Offers horseback riding, a high ropes course, and a climbing wall 
  • Sapphire Valley Stables: Offers horseback riding daily

Blue Ridge Parkway

  • America’s longest linear park covering 469 scenic miles 
  • Connects Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee to Shenandoah National Park in Virginia 
  • Features glorious overlooks, tunnels, winding roads, and constantly changing vistas

The North Carolina mountains are rife with outdoor activities ranging from whitewater rafting and hiking to shopping and cultural events. Plus, fine dining, high-end boutiques, and beautiful parks are all just a short drive away in Cashiers’ charming town center.