Things to Do in Cashiers, NC

Things to Do in Cashiers, NC

The charming small town of Cashiers, NC is surrounded by scenic mountains, rivers, lakes, trails, and more, offering a plethora of outdoor activities to explore! Located in beautiful Jackson County, there are so many things to do including hiking, fishing, biking, horseback riding, skiing, and more! Also, enjoy shopping at unique boutique shops and the Cashiers Farmers Market with fresh local produce, artisan products, and yummy treats. Village Green, a 13+ acre park in the heart of Cashiers is great for walking and home to many art shows, festivals, and concerts in Cashiers. (Feature photo: Silver Run Falls)

Top Things to Do in Cashiers

Jackson County Brewery Ale Trail
Jackson County Ale Trail
For a more laid back, small town beer adventure, head to three cool towns near Asheville: Sylva, Dillsboro and Cashiers - home to six breweries with taprooms and restaurants.
I-26 Scenic Highway
I-26 Scenic Highway
This is the only interstate section in the state to be selected as a scenic byway. Begins on I-26 at Exit 9 at Mars Hill. As you travel north, there is a scenic overlook offering views of the Blue Ridge Parkway. A second scenic overlook will be on the return route, where the NC Welcome Center is located. The highest point is Sam’s Gap (3,760 feet), where the Appalachian Trail crosses under the highway. Exit at Flag Pond in Tennessee and make a u-turn to return.
Fly Fishing Trail NC
WNC Fly Fishing Trail®️
Welcome to the first and only fly fishing trail in the United States with the best 15 spots for catching brook, brown, and rainbow trout. With 92,800 fish stocked in its waters annually, Jackson County was named NC Trout Capital ®️. See detailed maps and fishing reports. 
Whiteside Mountain
Whiteside Mountain
(2-mile loop hike, moderate) A landmark in the Nantahala National Forest, located between Cashiers and Highlands, Whiteside rises to an elevation of 4,930 ft.. A loop trail takes you to the top of sheer 750-ft. high cliffs (plenty of railings for safety) with outstanding views.
Silver Run Falls
Silver Run Falls
Near Cashiers in Nantahala National Forest is a beautiful 25-ft. waterfall that cascades into a family-friendly pool with a small, sandy beach. A short walk from roadside parking.
Jackson County Visitor Guide
Jackson County Mountains Guide
Order a free 73-page visitors guide for the Sylva, Dillsboro, Lake Glenville, Cherokee and Cashiers areas, including info on fly fishing, hikes and waterfalls in Jackson County, NC.
Cashiers Sliding Rock
Cashiers Sliding Rock
Near Cashiers is another "Sliding Rock", created by the Chattooga River gliding over a 10-foot high rock face. It's a popular local spot during the summer because the water is quite cool. You can slide down the rock, cannonball into one of the potholes or just wade in the pool below the rock.
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Cashiers Leaf Festival
Cashiers Valley Leaf Festival
Friday, October 7, 2022 to Sunday, October 9, 2022
Held on the Village Green in the middle of Cashiers at peak color time, see the works of 100+ artists while enjoying live music and great food. The free festival is open 10 AM-5 PM on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Bear Lake Reserve Golf Club
1540 Grandview Drive
Tuckasegee, NC 28783

Let's Tie One On Fly Fishing
Cashiers, NC 28717

Bridal Veil Falls
Highlands, NC 28717

Panthertown Trail Mountain Biking
Breedlove Road
Glenville, NC 28736

Sapphire National Golf Course
50 Slicers Ave
Sapphire, NC 28774

Sapphire Valley Resort
207 Sapphire Valley Road
Sapphire, NC 28774

Greenland Creek Falls
Breedlove Road
Glenville, NC 28736

Granny Burrell Falls
Breedlove Road
Glenville, NC 28736

Frolictown Falls
Breedlove Road
Glenville, NC 28736

Cullasaja Falls
NC 28741

Brookings Anglers
49 Pillar Drive
Cashiers, NC 28717

Red Bird Golf Links
67 Cherokee Trail
Sapphire, NC 28774

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