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By Park Baker
Special To The Times 

Southern Highlands Reserve: Another Jewel – Lake Toxaway NC


Last updated 9/9/2013 at 9:34am

The Devil’s Courthouse on the Blue Ridge Parkway can be seen from “view site” at the Southern Highlands Reserve. (Courtesy photos)

A walk in the wildflower labyrinth at the Southern Highlands Reserve might make you feel like you have taken a step back in time. At the center of the 20-acre core park at the top of Toxaway Mountain, the stone path circles through head high Black Eyed Susans, Echinacea and Rudbeckia and ends at a stone bench with the words, “I lift up mine eyes unto these hills” etched into it.

The labyrinth was designed by landscape designer Gary Smith. Its traditional seven rings are supposed to emulate the phases of life, as some parts of the labyrinth are easy to pass through, while in some spots...

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