Discover Highlands

Refined Culture, Dining, Adventure, and Arts in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Situated atop North Carolina's fun and scenic Southwestern Plateau the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, Highlands offers a natural pristine playground for outdoor activities in a neighborly community filled with arts and culture. From hiking and world-class golf courses to Wine Spectator dining and upscale boutique shopping, this serene mountain village is a refined but relaxed destination for adventure and relaxation. Enjoy whitewater rafting and kayaking on the Nantahala River or go zip lining at Highlands Aerial Park. 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. Half-Mile Farm provides a serene escape in the heart of it all but just five minutes away from downtown, making it the perfect blend of rejuvenation and options for adventure and lively culture just a short drive from the property. 

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