Highlands Waterfalls

One of many cascading streams!

The town of Highlands and the immediate surrounding area offer a myriad of activities for your enjoyment. While golf, mountain climbing , hiking, biking, canoeing and river rafting are some of the area’s main attractions, there are many other choices for you if you are not in a sporting mood or don’t particularly feel like communing with nature. We highly recommend shopping, antiquing and browsing in the town of Highlands.

Our local merchants will gladly help you with your selections and the beautiful clothes, crafts, art, local food items, souvenirs and gifts you bring back home with you will certainly make your vacation more memorable.

The Highlands Playhouse is our equity theater which has four or five productions during the summer season. You may take a full subscription or purchase any show individually.

Shopping in Highlands

Shopping Opportunities in Highlands

There is a nightly auction in town during the summer season, where you may find yourself considering anything from art to furniture, jewels to sculpture. A short drive up a steep and winding hill brings you to Sunset Rocks, the perfect place to watch the sun go down over the lovely town of Highlands. Remember to bring your favored beverage and favorite companion. At the recreation center you might find a pick-up game of basketball, swimming lessons for the kids, activities geared for the toddlers, or other holiday related activities, such as a parade and fireworks for the fourth of July, a wonderful Halloween celebration complete with hot dogs and tons of candy for the kids and other seasonal parties and celebrations all summer long. The Hudson Library displays local artists works and has guest lectures on various topics, call the library to find out what’s coming up.

Dry Falls Park

You can walk behind Dry Falls

Just a few miles from the town of Highlands are some of the most stunning waterfalls you have ever seen, including Dry Falls, where you have the opportunity to walk right behind a rushing cascade of water without getting wet. Well, maybe a little damp. There are other falls which you may not approach, however photo ops abound. If you have the nerve, you can drive down some of the winding and narrow mountain roads in your car, where you will get the chance to see nature in all its majesty. The fall season in the mountains of North Carolina is world famous, when the mountains and valleys appear to be lit up with fire, ablaze with colors you cannot possibly imagine and will not want to miss.

For Sunday mornings, there are many houses of worship from which to choose. You are always most welcome.

The weather in Highlands in the summer is spectacular. Temperatures are usually in the seventies during the day with next to no humidity, and in the evening it drops about twenty degrees, into the fifties, sometimes cooler. Please make sure to bring a sweater or a light jacket in the summer and plan to bring heavier evening outerwear in the fall.



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