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We've Joined the Outdoor NC Movement

The Highlands Chamber of Commerce/Visit Highlands, NC is a proud partner of the Outdoor NC Alliance and we are proud to share our commitment to stewardship of our shared outdoor spaces with you. We have joined the Outdoor NC movement to preserve and protect our cherished outdoor spaces for future generations to enjoy. Our goal is to actively promote stewardship and responsible recreation in the outdoors, which will ensure our state is the world-class destination we know and love, forever. The goal is simple – it’s a call to action for both residents and visitors to embrace responsible recreation and leave things better than you found them.

Our partnership with Outdoor NC encourages those visiting to minimize their footprint and impact on the environment. Our goal is simple – to ensure that our area remains pristine and enjoyable for future generations to come.

About Outdoor NC

Outdoor NC is a movement committed to promoting stewardship across North Carolina, inspiring individuals not only to enjoy the outdoors but also to protect and cherish it. Offering a wealth of resources, Outdoor NC educates outdoor enthusiasts on responsible, respectful, and safe recreation practices. As proud partners of the Outdoor NC Alliance, we urge everyone to join us in safeguarding our beloved outdoor spaces.

Joining the movement is simpler than you might think. Whether you're adhering to the Leave No Trace® Seven Principles or actively participating in our initiatives, such as Plateau Pickup, to preserve Visit Highlands, NC as a stunning destination, every action counts. Whatever your level of involvement, we welcome you to share in our commitment to being considerate, inclusive, respectful, and safe in our natural playground.

Your Next Adventure Awaits

Visit Highlands, NC is more than just a destination, it is "the height of happiness" and there's something for everyone in this breathtaking corner of North Carolina. As you embark on your journey to find your joy here in the mountains, remember to tread lightly and preserve the natural wonders that await you.

Join Us in Making a Difference

Join us and the Outdoor NC Movement in our quest to preserve and protect our natural heritage. Click below to become a part of the movement today.

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Thank you for partnering with us and Outdoor NC in our shared mission to be stewards of our environment. Together, we can ensure a brighter future for our planet and the generations to come.