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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


  • 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