The Small Town of Highlands

January 21, 2016

Highlands, NC was just named one of the Best Small Towns in Western North Carolina in the January/February 2016 edition of WNC Magazine.  To see the entire article click here.

But some people may be wondering what there is to do in this quaint little town.

Here are our Top 5 Favorite activities to do in Highlands!

  1. Hiking

Western North Carolina has over one million acres of national forests, national parks, state parks, and other public lands for our enjoyment and use. The Pisgah and Nantahala National Forests comprise most of this land, including miles and miles of hiking trails.

Our state parks offer the same activities and contain some of the lesser known hidden jewels. And new state parks are still being developed!

  1. Fishing

Highlands is one of Nature’s Greatest fishing paradises! Bring the family or a group of friends, because you’ll make many memories and have great fish tales to pass on! Whether you prefer fishing on lakes or in streams and rivers, there’s a perfect spot to drop your line.

  1. Golfing

There are many private courses in the area. Old Edwards Club at Highlands Cove is a gated community between the two charming towns of Highlands and Cashiers.  Old Edwards offers the finest in club lifestyle with a relaxed, family environment.  The Tom Jackson-designed gold course is an architectural marvel that cascades along the Eastern Continental Divide in the mountains of Western North Carolina.

  1. Shopping

Take a stroll down on Main Street and browse the delightful shops and galleries that Highlands has to offer.  Browse the stores and find one-of-a kind European and American antiques, unique gifts, home accessories, and much more.

  1. Dining

Highlands has so many wonderful, local restaurants in the area.  No matter what you may be craving, there is a restaurant in town that will have what you’re looking for.  From coffee and pastries to gourmet dinners complete with wine cellars, Highlands has it all.