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Bridal Veil Falls

This picturesque fall cascades over US 64/28 in a 120-foot waterfall. For a more leisurely view or to take a photograph, there is a pull-off just beyond the falls. Located only a few dozen feet from US 64, 2.5

Highlands, NC Natural Attractions

Dry Falls

Less than a mile from Bridal Veil Falls, Dry Falls drops 80 feet, 40

Highlands, NC Natural Attractions

Whiteside Mountain

Named for its sheer, white cliffs, this mountain rises more than 2,100 feet above the Nantahala National Forest. A national recreation trail, making a 2-mile loop, winds to the 4,930

Highlands, NC Natural Attractions


Highlands Area Waterfalls

Bridal Veil Falls, located at US 64/28 W., cascades 120 feet over the highway. Dry Falls also at US 64/28 W. is a 75-foot waterfall that visitors can walk behind. Glen Falls, at Hwy. 106 S., is a series of three large falls, dropping approximately 60

Highlands, NC Natural Attractions

Things to do Pioneer History near Highlands, NC

Jackson Hole Trading Post

Cleanest gem mine around! Located on Waterfall Dr. between Franklin and Highlands on Hwy. 64. Custom jewelry, semiprecious co...

Old Pressley Sapphire Mine

An original mine. Birthplace of the World's Largest Blue Star Sapphires, "The Star of the Carolinas" and "The Southern Star" ...

Rose Creek Mine

Find enriched and native gems including ruby, sapphire, garnet, amethyst, citrine, moonstone, topaz, smoky & rose quartz and ...

Sheffield Mine

As seen on the Travel Channel! We're right in the heart of gem mining country, minutes from Franklin. Our mine is great fun f...

Gold City Gem Mine, Jewelry & General Store

Gem Mining, Gold Panning, Gem Cutting & Mounting, Jewelry Store, General Store, Antiques & Specialties...