Things to do Near Highlands, North Carolina

Highlands

Highlands, North Carolina, named by Southern Living Magazine as one of the top 5 “Best Small Town Getaways”, and recipient of a “high­est recommendation” designation by SmallTownGems.com is often called “the Crown Jewel of the Blue Ridge” sits atop a plateau at an altitude of 4118 feet in the beautiful far West­ern North Carolina Mountains. Highlands, although in some ways remote, is centrally situated within an easy drive of major nearby cities including Atlanta, Georgia, Green­ville and Charleston, SC, Knoxville and Chattanooga, TN and Charlotte, NC. Located within the Nantahala National Forest with its many wa­terfalls and hiking trails, Highlands offers cool relief from the swelter­ing heat of the lowland summers in addition to some of the best dining anywhere, an active arts community, boutique shopping in a compact pedestrian friendly downtown and several cultural attractions combined with a laid back presentation. Spring and Summer burst forth with a seemingly endless rainbow of colors as flame azalea, rhododendron, and mountain laurel dominate the land­scape and provide nesting sites for the 160 species of birds that breed and migrate through this unique ecosystem now designated a Birding Sanctuary by the Audubon Society. We invite you to “Come for a visit and stay for a lifetime”.
For a complete list of activities
contact the Highlands Visitor Center at (866) 914-8399 or visit online at
www.HighlandsChamber.org
 

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Hiking…Bartram Trail - Jones Gap to Whiterock Mountain - Highlands, North Carolina Big Laurel Falls - Nantahala National Forest, Highlands NC Dry Falls - Highlands NC

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