Highlands NC is Located off of NC 106 / NC 28 and US 64. The altitude is 4118 and the average temperature in summer is 67 degrees. Highlands is a nice place to escape the summer heat.
The main attractions for Highlands is the Nantahala National Forest, boutique shops, antique shops, handmade furniture and arts and crafts
Highlands Nature center is located at East Main Street. The center features exhibits of area which include Cherokee Indian artifacts, plant life and botanical gardens with hiking trails.
Highlands Playhouse is Oak Street where you can see dramas and comedy plays
Highlands Chamber Music Festival is July - August concerts
Attractions near Highlands
Cullasaja River Gorge is off US 64. There are beautiful waterfalls here. Bridal Veil Falls is a 75 ft waterfall you can drive behind. Lower Cllasaja Falls are over 250 ft high waterfalls
Ski Scaly is a ski resort with 4 slopes
Sapphire NC is 15 minute or so drive east of Highlands, 30 minutes from Brevard NC. Here you will find Lake Toxaway and Lake Saphire. There is a beach and you can golf here.
Highland Area Pictures
Flotilla, Camp Sapphire, nearby Brevard, NC.
Bridal Veil Falls, Linville
Sunrise in Nantahala Gorge