A favorite destination for outdoorsy Atlantans is Cashiers, N.C., where mountain views, lakes and trails combine for a summertime paradise away from the humid lowlands.

The Cashiers area includes Sapphire, Cullowhee and Glenville. Highlands, N.C., also on the plateau, is considered distinct from Cashiers, said Beth Townsend, vice president, McKee Properties Inc. The mountain community’s season is from Easter to the end of October, then it’s quiet until Thanksgiving and picks up again around…

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