Local Area Guide

Discover all of the wonderful things there are to do in Highlands!

Country Club Properties is a full-service Real Estate Sales Company with properties across the entire Highlands Plateau. Let us help you find you own piece of Highlands to call home!

Location: Highland NC

Phone: 828-787-2002

Toll Free: 800-684-2171

The Highlands Chamber of Commerce is a great source for local area information and events.

Phone: 828-526-5841

Highlands has an abundance of unique things to do. From Arts and Culture, Outdoor Recreation, World-class Musicians, Workshops and Lectures, to indulging in the wonderful Culinary scene. There is always a wide variety of events to capture the interest of any visitor or resident of Highlands NC. The events calendar is constantly updated so check back often or download the Highlands phone app.There is always something to do. Combine an event with a day of shopping, a fine dining experience or a stay in one of our fine accommodations.

Call ahead for reservations! When it comes to renowned restaurants none can compare to the culinary excellence of Highlands, NC. Wine and dine at one of the many Wines Spectator Award Winning Restaurants. There is everything from formal fine dining to places that will take you on a culinary journey around the world, and if you are looking for a causal lunch or dinner, we have that too everything from burgers, pizza, sandwiches, BBQ and more.

This waterfall flows on the Cullasaja River through the Nantahala National Forest. It is part of a series of waterfalls on an 8.7 mile stretch of the river that eventually ends with Cullasaja Falls. Dry Falls flows over an overhanging bluff which allows visitors to walk under the falls and remain relatively dry when the waterflow is low, hence its name.

The Highlands Biological Station (HBS) is a multi-campus center of Western Carolina University consisting of academic research, teaching, and residential facilities as well as a natural history museum (Highlands Nature Center) and a 12-acre native plant botanical garden (Highlands Botanical Garden). The Highlands Biological Station is primarily University-supported, with additional funding provided by grants, program revenue, and the non-profit Highlands Biological Foundation, Inc.

Phone: 828.526.2602

Located in the mountains of Western North Carolina, Highland Hiker has been outfitting hikers, fishermen, and travelers for over 35 years. We carry a wide selection of gear, clothing, and shoes for backpacking, fly fishing, camping, hiking, adventure travel, and much more.

Phone: (828) 526-5298

Highlands Country Club golf courses are all private, however there are several public courses within a 20 to 30 minute drive of Highlands.

Highlands Country Club golf courses are all private, however there are several public courses within a 20-to-30-minute drive of Highlands.

Ski Sapphire Valley is a great place for kids to learn to ski or snow board! They also have a great learning slope with an easy ride `moving carpet` lift and plenty of room to practice!

Highlands Playhouse is a great theatre; small, comfortable, right in the center of town. They usually offer 2 musicals/musical reviews, and two other plays each summer. Word of advice to out of town visitors, there are a lot of good restauraunts in the area, but none of them are fast, if you are eating out before the show, make an early reservation and tell them you have a show to catch. Only place open after a show (about 9ish) is usually Brick Oven Pizza, about a block away from the Playhouse

Highlands NC and Cashiers NC information, things to do calendar, shopping, dining, and the arts, including listings of waterfalls, hikes and homes for sale.