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Places to visit near Highlands

Orlando, Florida
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We are spending a week near downtown Highlands. We would like explore the area. Any suggestions on good places to go nearby?

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Melbourne, Florida
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Take a drive toDry Falls. A great waterfall you can walk behind. You can make day trips to Natahala or Fontana Dam. Also Bryson City and Franklyn are no t far. In the other direction you have Helen and Anna Ruby Falls and Tallulah Gorge.

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I’m not sure what “nearby” means to you. Also, the first reply recommended places that were hours away. Let’s start over. Dry Falls is cool but the place is mobbed every day. There are a lot of folks here right now. Lesser known spots that are great....Silver Run Falls, Iron Bridge, Whitewater Falls, Gorges State Park, Panthertown. Within an hour are Brevard and Waynesville, nice little shops and places to eat. Also could try Blue Ridge Parkway. I wouldn’t go to Franklin ( no y) on a bet. Road down there is death defying.

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