The Highlands Plateau has long been known for its pristine natural surroundings; and there is no better time to enjoy those surroundings than the summer season! Tolerable temperatures make enjoying the outdoors that much easier. Not to mention the sheer abundance of outdoor options available, over 10 waterfalls and 10 hiking trails in a 10 mile radius! See some of our favorites below. Not what you’re looking for? Fishing, hiking and geocaching are all popular in this area. For the more adventurous visitor there are whitewater rafting, ziplining and tubing. For more ideas see the list below or visit the Highlands Chamber of Commerce website.
Sliding Rock Falls
Satulah Mountain Trail
While our winter temperatures can be less enjoyable than the summer, there are still unique outdoor activities to enjoy! An enjoyable skiing/snowboarding facility is within a short drive; ice skating is available in Founders Park, right behind The Lofts, and as the leaves begin to fall, the views open up to even more grandeur.
Not interested in being outside on cooler days? Check out our Highlands Playhouse itinerary look up local art exhibits or find a place to taste wines. Asheville is a small drive away, with loads of opportunities for colder days. If you are planning a stay during the colder season and would like suggestions, fill out our contact form and we will be happy to give our recommendations.