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Deep in the Nantahala Forest

& Beyond

Beyond The Mountain and its wonderful views and serenity, there are many nearby attractions, shopping, and outdoor activities available.

Mountain Archives (selected) - DVD Expor
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Highlands is a high-elevation resort town centered just four miles from The Mountain, offering fine dining, including six restaurants with the prestigious Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. The town also offers a busy performing arts schedule that includes live theatre at the historic Highlands Playhouse and regularly scheduled music events at the Performing Arts Center as well as the Kelsey-Hutchinson Park. The Community of Highlands and beyond is quite remarkable and robust. Attracting people of many backgrounds, talents, and lifestyles. Being somewhat isolated and removed upon the elevation of the plateau has helped build a feeling of mutual cooperation and reliance between residences and business of Highlands. Creating relationships of respect and reciprocation that are informed, take pride, and give thanks to the natural surroundings.  


Highlands Historical Society and Museum

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Highlands Biological Station – including Nature Center and Botanical Gardens


The Bascom Center for the Visual Arts and its wonderful exhibitions