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Discover Fun Things To Do In Highlands, NC And The Blue Ridge Mountains

Nestled in the pristine environs of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Highlands, NC offers visitors a chance to slow down, relax and discover exciting outdoor activities and interesting attractions. From hiking trails and fishing to cultural attractions and antique shops, this bucolic mountain village is an incredible destination for vacations and weekend getaways. Hike to the top of Whiteside Mountain or watch the sun go down at Sunset Rock. See a musical at Highlands Playhouse or explore the galleries at the Bascom Center for the Visual Arts. Wander downtown streets to shop and dine. Go canoeing on our own Apple Lake or cast your fishing line in the stocked ponds at Half-Mile Farm. Start your North Carolina adventures at our serene country inn.
Whiteside Mountain, Highlands, North Carolina

Whiteside Mountain

Hike to the top of this peak in the Nantahala National Forest for a relaxing day trip highlighted by inspiring mountain views.
170 Deville Drive, Highlands, North Carolina 28741
Sunset Rock, Highlands, North Carolina

Sunset Rock

Watch the sun go down and the stars come out at this beautiful outdoor destination that overlooks the village and mountains.
Sunset Rock, Highlands, North Carolina 28741
Highland Excursions

Highland Excursions

Adventure Awaits! Unique, back-country tours bring you to spectacular rivers, lakes, waterfalls and mountain vistas on the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau. Custom Tours and Group Discounts Available! We pick you up.

214 Half Mile Dr, Highlands, North Carolina 28741
The Bascom: Center for the Visual Arts at Highlands, North Carolina

The Bascom: Center for the Visual Arts

Explore galleries filled with world-class art, wander the sculpture and nature trail and enjoy hands-on arts programming.
323 Franklin Road, Highlands, North Carolina 28741
Martin-Lipscomb Performing Arts Center, Highlands, North Carolina

Martin-Lipscomb Performing Arts Center

From live music and opera productions to family performances and dinner theater, this cultural center offers something for everyone.
507 Chestnut Street, Highlands, North Carolina 28741
Highlands Playhouse, North Carolina

Highlands Playhouse

Take in a play by local theater group in season or a movie.
362 Oak Street, Highlands, North Carolina 28741
Highlands Waterfalls


Western North Carolina is home to numerous beautiful waterfalls. Some visible from roadways, and some are so well hidden that few know they even exist.
Highlands Aerial Park

Highlands Aerial Park

Zip through the Appalachian rainforest canopy with mountaintop zipline tours, the Brave Indian Zipline for the young ones, the Family Challenge Course, Giant Swing and more.
9625 Dillard Rd., Scaly Mountain , North Carolina 28775
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