August 30, 2016 Written by

When you stay at The Park on Main®, there are plenty of fun things to do in Highlands NC. Five activities bound to make just about anyone’s list for visiting Highland include fly fishing in Chattooga River, hiking Whiteside Mountain, swimming at bust Your Butt Falls, the motorcycle cruise on Blue Ridge Parkway and zip-lining the local area. The Park on Main® is a popular place to stay for explorers, fun seekers and adventurers looking for lots of activities nearby in the Great Smoky Mountains.

Fly Fishing in Chattooga River

If you’re looking for fun things to do in Highlands NC, going fly fishing on the Chattooga River is one of the most popular options available. Fly fishing spots at the Chattooga River are less than 40 miles away from Highlands. The most popular places to set up camp along this wild river are the Burrells Ford Campground and the Cherry Hill campground.

Hiking Whiteside Mountain

Hiking Whiteside Mountain is one of the most popular activities in the area, and the trail parking lot for the mountain is just seven miles northwest of the hotel. The two-mile hike is described as being easy to moderately difficult, but well worth the incredible sights available from multiple viewpoints at the top. Other notable sights include the winding trail going down, the staircase path headed up and the straight drop-down viewpoint from the sheet rock cliffs.

Swimming at Bust Your Butt Falls

Bust Your Butt Falls features a natural slide and swimming hole less than seven miles away from The Park on Main®. This location is also known as Quarry Falls, located off the Cullasaja River nearby U.S. Highway 64. There are plenty of large rocks situated along the waterside that are great spots for lounging, eating and enjoy the scenery.

Motorcycle Cruise on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Every year, hundreds of thousands of motorcyclists tour the Blue Ridge Parkway for its scenic views and sweeping curves. The remarkable scenery, recreational areas, campsites and hiking trails make the Blue Ridge Parkway one of the most popular sites in the U.S. National Park system, widely known as “America’s Favorite Drive.”

Fun things to do in Highlands NC

Ziplining in Highlands

Some of the wildest adventures available in town are found at Highlands Aerial Park. Some of the activities available include touring the nature trail, zip-lining the canopy tour, zip-lining the mountain top tour and enjoying the giant mountain swing. The park and zip-lining activities are less than 10 miles southeast of The Park on Main®.

Highlands is the place to be for anyone with a sense of adventure or love for the outdoors. Staying at The Park on Main® will put you conveniently close to some of the most popular activities in Highlands. Contact us today.

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About The Park on Main

The Park on Main hotel is located in the quaint village of Highlands, North Carolina, a picturesque mountain retreat nestled in the Southern Appalachian Mountains. A boutique style hotel, the Park on Main offers 24 luxury suites, each facing an exquisitely landscaped central park-like garden terrace.

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