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 pristine natural 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 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 Old Edwards Club links, hike to the top of scenic Whiteside Mountain, or discover historical landmarks on a Highlands Heritage Trail walking tour. Half-Mile Farm provides a serene escape in the heart of it all but is just five minutes from downtown, making it the perfect blend of rejuvenation and options for adventure and lively culture just a short drive from the property. 

 Click for View Adventures and Excursions Click for Highlands Shopping Guide Click for Outdoor Concert Series