Home Sweet Mountain Heaven

In the remote mountains of western Virginia, there is a place… A place where you can see a little farther, breathe a little deeper, work more calmly, and relax more often.

This privately-owned blog, “Highland County VA,” is devoted to that place – its community, its history, its attractions, its beauty, and its blessings.

Home Sweet Mountain Heaven

In the remote mountains of western Virginia, there is a place… A place where you can see a little farther, breathe a little deeper, work more calmly, and relax more often.

This privately-owned blog, “Highland County VA,” is devoted to that place – its community, its history, its attractions, its beauty, and its blessings.

Living Here

Nine Sweet Spots to Stroll

Nine Sweet Spots to Stroll

Those of us who live in Highland know things casual visitors don’t. Things like where to buy fresh-caught oysters at Christmas time, or what’s the best route to follow during Maple Festival to avoid crowds, or where to walk if you want shade, sheep, or show-stopping...

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Creative Learning in a Tranquil Environment

Creative Learning in a Tranquil Environment

Developing the headline for the Highland Arts Academy was an easy task. Visitors to our county remark first on the scenic beauty and then the peaceful, slower pace of life you experience in this rural environment. The Highland County Arts Council recognized these...

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History & Culture

Stories Hidden in Plain Sight

Stories Hidden in Plain Sight

Conley Colaw is over 80 years old and has lived in Blue Grass, Virginia, his whole life. He has stories to share, and some of them can be read in the quilt squares nailed to the old sugar shack along his driveway.  It all started with one he bought from Margie Boesch...

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Explore Highland

Fall 2021 Leaf Report – Week 2

Fall 2021 Leaf Report – Week 2

After a dry summer, I wasn't sure if the leaves were really going to perform this fall. But the September rains must have juiced them up because this year's color isn't disappointing! The green seems to be staying on the trees a little longer in some areas of the...

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Nine Sweet Spots to Stroll

Nine Sweet Spots to Stroll

Those of us who live in Highland know things casual visitors don’t. Things like where to buy fresh-caught oysters at Christmas time, or what’s the best route to follow during Maple Festival to avoid crowds, or where to walk if you want shade, sheep, or show-stopping...

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