Local Area Guide: Things to do / Activities / Attractions

Within the four blocks of Main Street and adjacent streets that make up the center of town, Highlands NC is a charming blend of country and city cultures.   Rarely it is possible for such a small town to offer the array of services found in Highlands.  Medical needs are met with a full-service hospital and a weel qualified staff of specialists and general practitioners.

The cultural amenities include The Highlands Playhouse where professional theatre isoffered throughout the summer months, The Highlands Chamber Festival offering chamber music concerts in both Highlands and Cashiers, cabarets, art exhibits, The Bascom, a center for the visual arts and other special events.

With the rare combination of scenic beauty and ideal climate, Highlands has much to offer in the way of sightseeing and outdoor recreation. Among the many outdoor activities enjoyed in Highlands is golf, tennis, hiking, swimming and fishing. For the more adventurous, there is whitewater rafting, rappelling and snow skiing.