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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Natural Feature
“Natural falls with overlook. Nature at it's best. Picnic tables available as well. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Spa
“The history tour every morning at 10:00 By Keen Bird are wonderfully informative.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Take a dip in the Historic Jefferson Pools and enjoy the restorative waters. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Park
“Hiking and Biking Trails, Swimming and Beach, Fishing, Boat Rentals (no motors), Picnic area, Restaurant, Fall Festival”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Iconic eatery in the area. Delicious breakfasts and good, down home food. Very friendly staff, always makes you feel welcome! ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“There are great hiking trails around Lake Moomaw. It is also home to one of the largest dirt & rock dams in the country - Gathright Dam. Lake Moomaw is great for motor boating, bass fishing and swimming.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Lodging
“I love sipping a cool drink on the patio during the warm summer evenings. Food is excellent. Try the trout from Highland County.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Gath Newel is a year round chamber music venue. The over 50 concerts a year are typically on the weeknds and are paired with optional gourmet meals. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
  • 2 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great food and ambiance in a historic old mill. Get reservations! Well worth the 1/2 hour drive.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Upstairs is the Garden Room & Cafe; a great place for lunch on Thursday - Saturday and Brunch on Sundays. The directions are slightly off. This gallery is located at the bottom of Court House Hill (route 645). Open Thursday - Sunday, 10 am to 5pm”
  • 2 locals recommend
Park
“This is a dinner place for special events and is about an hour and a half away - it's a beautiful drive to get there. You must call ahead to ask if they have room for extra diners (other than their lodgers). This is wonderful chef's choice cuisine, featuring local ingredients, in season - 7/18 $30 per person.. The grounds are lovely with seating niches, trout stream, walking trails, open air fire place inside a huge pavilion. Inquire about what activities might be available to you as a dinner guest.”
  • 1 local recommends
Clothing Store
“Quality clothing and unique pieces to enhance any wardrobe. Laura's is the place to go to pick up that sweater for cool mountain evenings or that special dress.”
  • 1 local recommends
Health
  • 2 locals recommend
Store
  • 1 local recommends