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Discover Highlands, NC This Summer

During the summer, Highlands, North Carolina transforms into a sprawling oasis with beautiful landscapes and diverse wildlife. There are plenty of natural landmarks to visit during your stay with us. From secluded waterfalls to fun-filled zip lining adventure, Highlands welcomes locals and guests of the town to explore all that it has to offer. Check out these thrilling sights in Highlands during your next stay at The Park on Main.


Part of what makes Highlands, NC so special are our many stunning waterfalls. While in town, be sure to check out a few of our favorites listed below.

Bridal Veil Falls

This scenic waterfall is unique in every way. To catch a glimpse of this towering beauty, simply drive along Highway 64. Bridal Veil Falls is located right off the main road and can be accessed by car. Rain or shine, this mounting natural landmark delights spectators with its peaceful presence.

Dry falls

A gorgeous waterfall that you won’t want to miss while visiting Highlands! Standing 75-feet high and easily accessible by trail, visitors can get up close to this wonderous sight. Park your car atop the hill and make your way to the base of the falls. The emitted mist helps you cool off on a hot summer afternoon. Accessible observation areas are available at the edge of the parking lot.

Zip Lining

Head out to Highland Aerial Park for a fun-filled day of zip lining adventure. The park features multiple courses for guests of all ages to try. For thrill seekers, slide across the 1,550’ long course soaring at a massive height of 250’ above ground level. Each course gives zip liners the chance to glide through lush forests and take in the wonderous beauty of Highlands.


Highlands is situated in the expansive piece of land known as the Nantahala National Forest. Hikers can take in the diverse flora and fauna with the guidance of the forest’s easy-to-navigate trails. Families traveling together, or those looking for a slower-paced hike, can enjoy shorter trails at lower elevation. More advanced hikers will love the area’s challenging hikes known for their unbeatable views.

Chattooga Loop Trail

  • Beginner trail
  • 2-miles long
  • Easy-to-navigate

Yellow Trail

  • Advanced trail
  • Approximately 10 miles round-trip
  • Located atop some of the highest mountains in the Highland Ranger District


Cast away on some of the best places to fish in Highlands, NC. Trout, bass, and a variety of other local fish are waiting to be caught in the town’s many bodies of water. Chattooga River is the ideal spot for fly-fishing and attracts hundreds of visitors each year wishing to try their luck at reeling in a big catch!

*Please note: Anyone wishing to fish at any body of water in Highlands must have a state-issued fishing license.

Explore Our Beautiful Town

Highlands, North Carolina truly is a hidden gem filled with a variety of things to do. Our hot climate, welcoming community atmosphere, and nearby local attractions make our town a perfect getaway for you this summer. Join us at The Park on Main by booking your stay in the wonderful town of Highlands, NC today. 

Premium hotel rooms situated at the base of the Southern Appalachian Mountains.

The Park on Main | Highlands, North Carolina | King bed with nightstand and room amenities

Located near a variety of breathtaking waterfalls and nearby hiking trails.

The Park on Main | Highlands, North Carolina | Water rushing down rocks

Our property is completely dog-friendly & focuses on pampering you and your pet. 

The Park on Main | Highlands, North Carolina | Dog shaped dog cookie in a water bowl