- Our list of the best things to do in Highlands, North Carolina, features the top 88 nearby activities — including 43 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Highlands, NC has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Museums & Galleries, Outdoor Places, Amusement, and Sights & Landmarks.
- The results below include the top 16 things to do within the city of Highlands, NC , followed by 72 popular activities in nearby cities, including Franklin, Sylva, Walhalla, Clayton, Sapphire, Cashiers, Dillard, Tiger, Long Creek, Salem and Brevard
Specializing in serving a tapas style menu and a bar stocked with a variety of curated wine and beer choices, the Cork & Barrel Lounge offers guests a casual dining experience. The establishment also regularly features live music on weekends.
Ride the historic Cherokee Footpath on horseback, following in Daniel Boone's footsteps at the Whitewater Equestrian Center, or stay behind and mine for gems in their family friendly barn. On the ride, trail guides discuss local folklore, history, and ecology.
Old Orchard Farm is a working farm and equestrian facility offering a variety of horse related services. Example services include: horseback riding lessons, birthday parties, natural horsemanship clinics & horse anatomy, and care and maintenance classes.
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Turning Stones Fly Fishing, LLC Day Tours is a full-service fly fishing tour company that takes visitors on expeditions in the mountains of western North Carolina. The company offers float trips and wade trips, all led by experienced guides.
Dillard House Stables takes both the beginner and advanced rider through scenic mountain trails. Patrons will be guided, on horseback, alongside the Little Tennessee River and will travel through lush forests, cascading waterfalls and mountain views.
Visitors can enjoy scenic views of the creek while warming up to a fireplace at Warwoman Dell Recreation Area. The surrounding forest contains trails for hikers to explore. There is also an old trout hatchery on the grounds.