Highlands

Need to escape the daily grind? Highlands boasts a number of things to do and see.

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This area of North Carolina Mountains is home to around 900 people.

You can find this destination approximately 260 miles from the state capital of North Carolina. It is also around 6 miles from Cashiers.

Be sure to visit Highlands Aerial Park, a lively and engaging attraction, offering hours worth of entertainment for the young and the young at heart.

Learn about flora at Highlands Biological Station. Don't forget to bring your camera to take a few photos of some of the most interesting specimens.

Want to gain a different perspective on the city? Go spend the day outdoors at Cliffside Lake Recreation Area or The Village Green. These green spaces are perfect spots to enjoy a picnic, work on your photography skills or just watch the clouds pass by.

Gorges State Park and Cullasaja River Gorge are two protected reserves where travelers and locals love to go to get active. The parks are great places to discover the biodiversity of the area, or just sit and enjoy a picnic in the beautiful grounds.

Wanderers can spend an enlightening afternoon at Scottish Tartans Musuem or Franklin Gem and Mineral Museum, two of the most interesting cultural institutions in Highlands. Walk the halls at your own pace as you browse the varied exhibits, or simply enjoy a moment in the quiet.

Highlands is home to The Bascom Center for the Visual Arts and Highlands Art Gallery, two cultural hotspots.

Learn more about the past at some of the heritage sites in Highlands. Start your local history tour with visits to the Jackson Hole Gem Mine and the Mason's Ruby and Sapphire Mine. If time allows, check out the Rose Creek Mine and the Cowee Mountain Ruby Mine.

Thanks to the efforts of its creative community, the Highlands region boasts several much-loved performing arts institutes. For a great night's entertainment, head to Highlands Playhouse or Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts.

Grab your golf bag and check out the finest golf facilities in the region. Local golfers rave about Highlands Country Club and Sapphire National Golf Club. To make your stay a complete golfing vacation, check out Mill Creek Country Club and Old Edwards Club.

Spend a few days or an entire season gliding down the slopes of Highlands's ski resorts. Scaly Mountain Ski Area is the gateway to the area's most acclaimed slopes.

The Gold City Gem Mine is also a great place for visitors who think they've seen it all in Highlands.

Accommodation in Highlands

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Two upmarket places in Highlands are the Half-Mile Farm, which can be found at 214 Half-Mile Dr, and Old Edwards Inn and Spa, located at 445 Main St. Alternatively, in the more economical bracket, there's also the Fire Mountain Inn Cabins & Treehouses and the Wyndham Resort at Fairfield Sapphire Valley. The Fire Mountain Inn Cabins & Treehouses is located at 700 Happy Hill Rd, while the Wyndham Resort at Fairfield Sapphire Valley is found at 70 Sapphire Valley Rd.


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