Highlands is the perfect ourdoorsy vacation that everyone needs to reconnect with nature. This small town boasts a stunning location in the Nantahala National Forest, which lies in the Appalachian Mountains. From hiking and biking to fishing, there are recreational opportunities for everyone to enjoy. Meanwhile, the downtown area of Highlands also offers retail therapy, with antique and boutique stores, as well as art galleries. In addition, there are some amazing restaurants in town, from fine dining experiences to casual and relaxed pubs.
There are a lot of beautiful waterfalls that tourists love to visit in the Nantahala National Forest. This includes the Bridal Veil Falls, which is 45-feet tall and visitors are able to walk behind the falls. Another top spot is Cullasaja Falls, which is part of the Mountain Waters Scenic Byway. Tourists also love to see the Shadow of the Bear, which is an image that emerges on Whiteside Mountain. One of the best places to fish in Highlands is at Harris Lake in Cliffside Lake Recreation Area. This provides the opportunity to catch rainbow trout and brown trout.
The best times to visit Highlands is during the spring, summer and fall months.
This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Highlands. The warmest months in Highlands are June and July, when temperatures reach 91 ˚F. The coolest month is January, when temperatures drop to 2 ˚F. The wettest month in Highlands is June with 5.1 inches of rain, while the driest month is November with 1.12 inches of rain.
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If you need an internet connection during your stay in Highlands, then you can choose from over 710 places to stay that provide WiFi internet. We have 16 accommodations that come with a breakfast included. Fitness addicts can get a workout in during their stay by choosing from 20 accommodations that have gym facilities. If you're planning on arriving in Highlands by car, be sure to choose from 616 accommodations that provide parking. 4 hotels and vacation rentals have a pool or jacuzzi.
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In Highlands AllTheRooms currently aggregates hotels, vacation rentals, hostels from more than 7 providers, including 320 places to stay from VRBO, 164 accommodations from Airbnb and 164 places to stay from Homeaway.
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