Highlands, NC Attractions, Adventure & Art in the Blue Ridge Mountains
Situated in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, Highlands, NC offers a beautiful landscape for outdoor activities, a vibrant arts scene and many interesting cultural attractions. From hiking and golf courses to dining and shopping, this serene mountain village is an incredible destination for adventure and relaxation. Enjoy whitewater rafting and kayaking on the Nantahala River or go zip lining at Highlands Aerial Park. Take in a show at the Highlands Playhouse. See local, regional and international art exhibits, take art classes, enjoy special events and walk along the outdoor sculpture and nature trail at The Bascom: A Center for Visual Arts. Hit the links at the Old Edwards Club, hike to the top of scenic Whiteside Mountain or discover historic landmarks on a Highlands Heritage Trail walking tour. Your North Carolina mountain adventures begin at our rustic-chic Highlands hotel. View upcoming events and activities.