It is hard to keep your cool as temperatures everywhere suddenly spike into triple digits. The heat in the air is palpable and every outdoor task appears increasingly daunting. Luckily, in the mountain haven of Cashiers, N.C., the crisp mountain breeze makes it easy to remain cool. At an elevation of nearly 3,500 feet, the Cashiers area boasts mild summer temperatures resting between 70 and 80 degrees. Say goodbye to the muggy climate you left behind and say hello to our cool hidden gem of a town.
Tucked away in southwestern North Carolina, Cashiers and its neighboring communities of Glenville and Sapphire are surrounded by the breathtaking Blue Ridge Mountains and scenic waterways. Along with these natural wonders, the communities offer their own uniquely rich histories and rustic beauty, making them a quintessential year-round escape. Those looking for a cool outdoor adventure will find it here where you can hike, golf, climb, bike or shop without breaking a sweat!
You can also catch a cool breeze on one of the area’s two zip lining experiences. As you soar over the river and through the trees, you will catch the unbeatable views of the mountain landscape and Cashiers Area. The refreshing breeze will revitalize your senses and blow away your worries.
After a day of hiking, zipping and exploring, cool off and splash around in the sun at one of the many waterfalls, streams, lakes and swimming holes. Awaiting only about five miles outside of Cashiers is Lake Glenville, the highest elevation mountain lake east of the Mississippi River. With more than 26 miles of shoreline, the lake offers travelers mountain memories filled with boating, swimming and fishing. Those who are only looking to get their feet wet can fish the nation’s first and only fly fishing trail.
Visitors can remain refreshed all throughout the evening by journeying to one of Cashiers’ local taverns. North Carolina is known for its top-tier breweries and Jackson County is no exception. From smooth golden ales, hoppy IPAS to comforting stouts, the crisp, cold brews of Cashiers are sure to help you end your day on a relaxing note.
The next time your hometown weather forecast predicts for steamy, hot, humid days remember that Jackson County is only a few hours away by car or plane. Come to where you can always be a cool kid and Play On without working up a sweat!