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Total Eclipse Tours and Times!

On Monday, August 21st, Highlands Aerial Park will be in the Totality Path of the Solar Eclipse! While many will witness the Eclipse, very few will witness the awe-inspiring experience of witnessing it’s Totality. It’s been said that the difference between 94% coverage and totality is the difference between a lightning bug and a strike of lightening!…

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Zip and Sip!

Just like every food pairs well with a certain bottle of wine, we believe our World Class Canopy Tour is perfectly complimented with a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon from The Vineyard at 37 High Holly. Grown and bottled right across the street from us, Jim Vance’s wine is second to none. Book a Zip and…

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Awards and Accolades!

We have some exciting news! TripAdvisor recently released the 2017 Certificate of Excellence Award Winners and we made the cut! We have received this award in each of the four years that we met the eligibility requirements! This distinct honor is reserved for only the top rated businesses around the globe. These rankings are not…

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Did Father’s Day sneak up on you this year?

All of us at Highlands Aerial Park love our dads and we are sure you do too! Book a zipline tour for you and your dad today and we will let him zip for free! All dads zipping with us this Sunday, June 18th get to zip for free with a paying family…

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Guide Training: Part Two!

Today was the final day of training with Cory Wells and The Challenge Towers Training Curriculum. This week, the guides learned everything they needed to know in order to become a successful guide. This including topics such as teaching our guests how to gear up, what to do in various emergency situations, and how to…

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Staff Spotlight: Guide Training!

This week’s staff spotlight lands on the 11 guides who are joining us this year for their first season! Today begins their week-long training course, the first step in becoming a certified guide. This week they will spend 40 hours training with Cory Wells, a certified trainer, from Challenge Towers. Cory and the Challenge Towers…

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“It’s on my Bucket List”

Whether we admit it or not, every one of us has a bucket list. For some that list includes things like visiting their childhood home but for most, it includes things outside of our comfort zone. In a recent survey, riding a zipline through the mountains ranked in the top five items on…

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Ecotourism and the Digital Age: Digital Waivers

Ecotourism is a massive portion of our the Western Carolina and Northeast Georgia’s income. We are lucky to live in an area so rich with natural beauty and outdoor activities. The mountains are covered in hiking trails and waterfalls, the valleys are home to beautiful lakes and rivers. This combination allows are economy to be teeming…

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Memorial Day Weekend

HAPpy Memorial Day from all of us at Highlands Aerial Park! Experts estimate that the Civil War claimed between 620-700 thousand lives, approximately 2% of the nations population. Following the Civil War, towns across the nation held ceremonies and prayer vigils for the fallen soldiers and their families. In 1868, General John A. Logan designated…

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Staff Spotlight: Artt Olivaris

In recognition of Memorial Day, we have moved this week’s Staff Spotlight to today! This week’s Spotlight lands on Artt Olivaris. Artt is in his second season with HAP and is one of the hardest working employees at the park. Prior to coming to Highlands Aerial Park, Artt held several occupations and received a degree…

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