June 1, 2016 Written by

Welcome to Highlands, North Carolina, the most awesome place this side of wonderful! If you’re looking for a place with great scenery, lots of outdoor activities, good food and good people, then you should start planning your visit!

Basic Information

Highlands, North Carolina is a destination town. The permanent population was only 924 during the 2010 census. However, this population grows substantially during spring and summer.
This town is a mountain town at the Southern part of the Application Trail. Highlands has a cooler climate compared to other surrounding towns. The higher elevation – 4,118 feet – keeps the southern town’s climate on the cooler side. It is also home of the Nantahala National Forest.

Enjoy Highlands, North Carolina. In the center of it all sits The Park on Main®, the pet-friendly hotel in downtown on Main Street.

Outdoor Activities

What Can I Do In Highlands, North Carolina?

Highlands’ main attractions are the outdoor activities. This is definitely a town for people who enjoy being active and take to the outdoors.  One of the biggest draws is the hiking and the beautiful waterfalls. You can walk right behind the beautiful Dry Falls. You can also see the stunning Bridal Veil Falls, Glenn Falls and Cullasaja Falls.

The remarkable Shadow of the Bear on Whiteside Mountain is simply amazing. This national phenomenon occurs a couple times a year and is quite the sight for people who have never seen it. Once you’ve seen the Shadow of the Bear, explore the cliffs and valleys that are a part of the mountain. Don’t forget to look for the falcons up above!

Enjoy other activities, such as whitewater rafting, fishing, botanical gardens, zip-lining, and plenty more!


Arts and Culture

Highlands, North Carolina has quite the bustling cultural scene as well. Every year, it hosts the Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival. It also has the Highlands Playhouse and the Highlands Cashiers Players. There’s also an auction at Scudders and plenty of antique and outdoor shops for the people who love to shop.

Come see the beautiful things that North Carolina has to offer. Enjoy the outdoors! Enjoy the culture! Enjoy the fine Southern cuisine! Visit Highlands, North Carolina for your next vacation!

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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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