Tours & Activities Near Highlands, NC

Our Favorite Tours, Activities & Adventures Near Highlands, NC

Highlands Aerial Park

Well, of course. You can’t miss Highlands Aerial Park during your visit to the area. From our giant swing, to our mountaintop zipline course and kid ropes course, there truly is something for all ages.

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Dillard House Stables

Guided horseback tours through the trails of North Georgia where you’ll encounter breathtaking views and ride down a cool mountain stream.

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The Factory

Arcade games, laser tag, trampoline factory, go carts, and more. Great for rainy days with kids!

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Highlands Outpost

Year-round fun at the Highlands Outpost – featuring snow tubing and ice skating in the winter; gem mining in the summer; and trout fishing and a mountain coaster all year round.

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The Falconry, Curtis Wright Outfitters

Learn about the sport of falconry with a licensed falconer in this hands-on experience. You’ll even have the opportunity to handle the raptor yourself!

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Gem Mining at Jackson Hole Gem Mine

Family-owned, roadside destination for gem mining and a shop with locally made goods.

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Sky Valley Golf Course

The highest and coolest course in Georgia, 18 holes, par 36-36-72. Guests are welcome to enjoy a drink or lunch at the Turn Cafe or Clubhouse Patio. 

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Rafting at NOC

Join guided or self guided rafting trips on the Nantahala River in this beautiful destination just outside the Great Smoky Mountains.

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Scaly Mountain Crafters

Featuring over 80 local artists, this store offers handcrafted items, jewelry, ceramics, soap, blankets, chainsaw sculptures, art, and so much more. Arts and crafts classes are also available in ceramics, knitting, and more. A percentage of every item sold by Scaly Mountain Crafters goes to provide food locally, regionally, and globally, through SERV projects. 

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