Nestled up in the Appalachian Mountains is the little village (it’s got maybe four stoplights) of Cashiers, NC. You can easily get there from Upstate SC or from Asheville or Brevard, NC or upper GA. The town is also not that far off of the Blue Ridge Parkway, so the town’s location affords you a great place to stay if you’ve been driving all day. A visit to Cashiers isn’t one for those hot on the trail of sightseeing, though adventure and sights are part of the town’s charm; Cashiers is more of a nature destination. Hiking Whiteside Mountain is one way to have a great time there, leaf season or no, and Sliding Rock, Moss Gap, Little Green Loop, and Turtleback Falls are great spots to take a dip in some *cold* mountain water. In terms of food, Cashiers doesn’t offer the most varied of options, but the Carolina Smokehouse is a great bet for anyone looking for some authentic Carolina BBQ. Cornucopia and The Orchard are popular grub stops, and the Wild Thyme Bakery is always slammed with visitors. The best place, for my vote, to get the most out of the mountains and your food options is October’s End, a short drive away, where you can eat while overlooking the Toxaway Falls. Or, of course, a picnic made from local grub at the Farmer’s Market. Note: Cashiers is located in a dry county, meaning you are not able to purchase alcohol at restaurants or in retail stores. You can bring your own alcohol to most restaurants, but it’s advised to purchase any alcohol before you get to Cashiers. Rent a cabin with your friends and enjoy canoeing, swimming, hiking, or just plain relaxing in a beautiful mountain locale!
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