It’s the heat; it’s the ever-steady yellow, blazing, looming beast in the sky we call our sun; and it’s the three months: The end of June, all of July, all of menacing August and the first two thirds of September. These are the days when we earthly inhabitants move closer to that beloved life giver in the third heaven, only to make it our mission to dash indoors for protection and safe harbor. We are an ironic species.
But we at The Park on Main®, the pet-friendly luxury hotel in scenic Highlands, North Carolina, sit several thousand feet closer to galactic perdition. Highlands sets comfortably, proudly 4,118 feet above sea level, making these 6.1 square miles of Eden one of the highest places east of the Mississippi River. We’re nestled in the Southern Appalachian mountains. And we’re loving it. These here apples are good eating.
But what’s a guest at The Park on Main® to do – during the summer, as bright, sunny days stretch into the evening hours? Dare you ask? Highlands, North Carolina presents to you splendor, packaged into small-town attitude, big-city culture with that down-home feel. The perfect mix – just this side of Mayberry.
Plenty! We at The Park on Main® introduce to you our offerings for summertime, when temperatures rarely go above 80 or drop below 50.
To start your summer during the day at Highlands as a guest at The Park on Main®, our first advice is: Take a walk, bub! That is, a walk down Main Street. Quaint? Yep. Great restaurants? You betcha. Boutiques galore? You know it, baby. Jiminy Cricket, you might as well even whistle as you walk.
How ‘bout this? Lunch or dinner at The Wild Thyme Gourmet. Then maybe go looking for treasure at Scudder’s Gallery. Wait. There’s more. For those brave of heart, may you behold Ravenel Park? Like we said earlier: Dude, just take a hike – at Sunset Rock. Feeling heroic, daring and dashing? There’s Bridal Veil Falls,Dry Falls or so many other naturally nifty places.
Into pottery (and we don’t mean literally)? There’s The Bascom. Franklin, North Carolina presents Smokey Mountain Center for the Performing Arts. Are you a history buff? There’s Highlands Biological Stationfeaturing the Highlands Nature Center.
We know what you’re thinking. What about July? We gotcha covered: Friday Night Live at the Highlands Town Square, the Three River Fly Fishing Tournament and the Highlands Chamber of Commerce Chili Cook-Off.
We at The Park at Main really hate to say this, but … we told you so, we told you so. Didn’t we? It’s all here – as our guests.
Did you find this information on summer in Highlands, North Carolina helpful? Are you planning to head this way? Come visit us or make reservations today. Let us know how we can be of service to you by following us on our social media channels.
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