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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...

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...

6 Reasons Why Growing Up in Highland Strengthens Youth

6 Reasons Why Growing Up in Highland Strengthens Youth

Imagine growing up in a small county with a population of 2,204 people, whose median age is 59.3. People know your name, your children’s names, your grandparent’s name, even your great-grandparents’ name, and how almost everyone is related. Even though everyone knows...

Simplifying the Not-So-Simple Life

Simplifying the Not-So-Simple Life

Post Sponsored by: Editor's Note: All photos are by local photographer Annette Naber, owner of Emerald Mountain Sanctuary and fellow Highland County blogger. To read more of Annette's work, visit her blog, "Beauty Along the Road."   When my husband and I decided...

Top 10 FREE Things To Enjoy in Highland County

Top 10 FREE Things To Enjoy in Highland County

With a population of only 2,200 people and only one stoplight (well, actually, it’s a blinking traffic light) one might think there's nothing to do in this little town. In actuality, there is so much to do in Highland County, Virginia! In fact, here are some examples...

It’s Amazing What a Trip to the Dumpster Will Do

It’s Amazing What a Trip to the Dumpster Will Do

Ever have one of those days where you just feel “blah...?” You know the feeling? Not sick. Not tired, necessarily. Just... blah... It's winter... We've all been stuck in our houses because of COVID. Normal interactions, like church, school, clubs, and extra-curricular...