Walking is reported to be one of the healthiest activities for people of all ages, and it’s a great way to explore small towns like Highlands, North Carolina, in the spring.
View everything from eye level instead of out a car window by parking the car away from the hustle and bustle. As a pedestrian you can experience hidden details and discover a vibrant sense of place by simply putting one foot in front of another and living in the moment.
Below are a few of our favorite themed walks, so step up and give it a try. Your sense of adventure will be elevated as you discover a little piece of our paradise, and your heart will thank you!
Adventure / Outdoors Shopping Crawl- Total Steps 1,370
Bear Mountain Outfitter to Brookings: 300 steps
Brookings to Highland Hiker Shoes: 958 steps
Highland Hiker Shoes, to Highland Hiker Store: 32steps, to Highland Hiker Cabin: 80 steps
KIDS shopping / Treat Crawl- Total Steps 419
The Toy Store to Highlands Kids: 129 steps
Highlands Kids to SweeTreats main entrance: 80 steps
SweeTreats to S'Mores: 86 steps
S'Mores to Kilwins: 124 steps
Shoe Shopping Crawl- Total Steps 1,126
Bear Mountain Outfitters to J. McLaughlin: 45 steps
J. McLaughlin to Lulu Blue: 30 steps
Lulu Blue to Elevation: 20 steps
Elevation - cross the street to Town Square: 55 steps
From there to Rosenthals: 85 steps
Rosenthals to Charleston Shoe: 161 steps
Charleston Shoe to Wish: 180 steps
Wish to Vivace: 72 steps
Vivace to Highland Hiker Shoes: 478 steps
Art Crawl- Total Steps 1,855
Highlands Fine Art and Estate Jewelry to Jeanie Edwards: 235 steps
Jeanie Edwards to Corey James: 345 steps
Corey James to Jannie Bean: 380 steps
Jannie Bean Jewelry Design to Main Street and 2nd Street: 150 steps
Main St. and 2nd to The Bascom: 745 steps
Add more steps by parking off Main! Try parking on E. Main, Spring Street, South 3rd Street, South 2nd Street, Oak Street, and Carolina Way. It’s a great way to discover more of downtown Highlands, North Carolina!