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One Day to Play

1. Wake up mountain-morning style with a

delicious hot breakfast and fresh-ground

coffee at

Mountain Fresh Grocery and

Wine Market

—where the locals go.

2. Set out for a scenic hike at

Whiteside

Mountain

(Page 17)

, Sunset Rock

(Page 17)

or

Glen Falls

(Page 5)

.

OR

take a photo-op tour of three sequential

easy-access waterfalls:

Bridal Veil, Dry Falls

and

Bust-Your-Butt Falls

(all Page 4)

.

3. Meander through shops and galleries in

downtown Highlands with an alfresco lunch

stop at the

Wine Garden, Wild Thyme

or

Cyprus

. Treat yourself to ice cream at

Kilwins

in Town Square, a pint at

Ugly Dog Public

House

or a tasting at Highlands Wine Shop.

4. Rejuvenate your body and spirit with an

afternoon spa treatment at

The Spa at Old

Edwards

with indulgent Jacuzzis and steam

rooms. If it’s Friday or Saturday in Summer,

catch an

outdoor concert

at Town Square or

Kelsey-Hutchinson Park.

5. Relax in

Hummingbird Lounge at Old Edwards

or Art’s at the Lodge

with a refreshing

beverage (and live music on weekends) before

topping off the perfect day with a memorable

dinner at

Madison’s Restaurant.

Three Tastes of Adventure

• Hike

Yellow Mountain

(Page 17)

• Zip Line at

Highlands Aerial Park

(Page 23)

• Challenge Yourself to Complete the entire

Highlands Plateau Greenway

(Page 9)

In-Town Activities

Visit the

Highlands Nature Center

and hike the

interesting network of trails around the lake.

Page 26

Hike the

Highlands Plateau Greenway

which

meanders through paved roads and trails in and

around downtown.

Page 9

Enjoy

Sunset Rock

with a hike or a drive to the

top to check out the view.

Page 17

• Take in a fun fitness class or test your endurance

with the work-out equipemnt at the

Highlands

Recreation Park

.

Page

30

Enjoy a winter swim or water aerobics class

under the retractable roof at the

Highlands

Recreation Park Pool

.

Page 27

Skate in the open air and sip a warm beverage at

Highlands Ice Rink

(seasonal)

Page 26

Within Range

• Dirty John Shooting Range, Franklin, NC,

828-257-4200

• Archery Barn LLC, Franklin, NC, 828-524-0625

• Darnell Creek Shooting Range, Clayton, GA

• Cedar Creek Rifle Range, Mountain Rest, SC,

864-638-9568

• Smoke Rise Field Club Inc., Rosman, NC,

828-862-6629