Summer is the glorious season of outdoor recreation, which includes hiking, fishing and sipping cool drinks in a hammock. Summer is also the season of mosquitoes, humidity and sweltering heat, but in Highlands, North Carolina, our elevation in the beautiful Southern Appalachian Mountains means we enjoy lovely, cool weather at The Park on Main®.
Mountain Elevations and Cooling Temperatures
At an elevation of 4,118 feet above sea level, our beautiful town sits among forests, hiking trails and waterfalls. The cool air of our mountain location means we enjoy cool breezes all summer long, and our average summertime temperatures remain between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool Highlands summer weather provides travelers and their pets with a respite from the heat of summer, and it is a relaxing place to take a vacation filled with outdoor recreation opportunities.
The Park on Main® welcomes pets, and the many recreational opportunities Highlands offers are pet-friendly as well. Whether you walk through town to browse shops, dine outdoors at one of our local restaurants or adventure into the woods for recreational opportunities, you and your pet will enjoy a warm welcome during your stay.
Beautiful Weather: Outdoor Recreation
Our spectacular summer weather means Highlands is a hub of outdoor recreation. Visitors and residents enjoy camping, fly fishing, birding, zip lining and whitewater rafting or kayaking. Whiteside Mountain – also known as “Shadow of the Bear” – provides spectacular views across many valleys. The cool mountain weather makes any kind of outdoor adventure enjoyable and refreshing.
Wildlife, Waterfalls and Picnics
Wildlife and picturesque waterfalls make spending time in our corner of the world a special and unique experience. Enjoy a hike or find a vista for a romantic picnic for two followed by a spectacular sunset. Meander down to one of our mountain streams, recreational lakes or swimming holes for a brisk dip in fresh Appalachian spring water.
Relaxing, Elegant Accommodations
The Park on Main® is a luxury boutique hotel nestled in the heart of Highlands. Our beautiful suites are pet-friendly and offer a relaxing, comfortable space to rest following a day of recreation. You’ll also enjoy our vibrant garden terrace, and our central location means you’ll find shops, restaurants and services just steps from the front door.
Beat the Heat in the Appalachians
The “dog days of summer” are upon us, and an escape to the mountains with your dog is the ideal way to beat the heat; you’ll find the perfect hideaway and the opportunity to enjoy Highlands’ summer weather. What do you think about these summer tips? Give us a call today to make reservations for a weekend excursion, and please follow us on social media for more information about our beautiful area.
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