Municipality of Highlands East

This Help page is a guide for you to make the most of your Explore Highlands East experience.

All site features are detailed here to aid your investigations.

Explore Highlands East is a mapping of the culturally significant points of interest in the municipality of Highlands East. Each location has been plotted on the map using GPS coordinates and applied one of our cultural filters. Not only can you learn about the many cultural points in Highlands East, but you can also read about our coming events and become a regional historian.

Once you have browsed our interactive map, why not come and see our many sites in person?

Best of all, you can bring the Explore Highlands East map with you! Visit the site on any mobile device for a whole new experience and way to tour the region.

Happy exploring!

Explore Highlands East makes it easy to browse and learn about the region's many cultural features.

We have identified all of our locations with a cultural theme, as listed below. You can select or deselect any of the filters at the bottom of your page, which narrows or expands your results accordingly. Your results will show on the right listings as well as on the map.

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Highlands East was built on the backs of our forebears who worked hard to establish the communities we live in today. Learn more about these intrepid first citizens.

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Find out about Highlands East's days gone by. Here we pay homage to the builders of the past with our listing of sites of historical significance. Celebrate our diverse history with us!

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Highlands East proud of our veterans who served for king and country over the past two centuries. Learn about our heroes and visit our War Memorials.

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Our many clubs, guilds and societies give so much to our region and Highlands East wouldn’t be what it is today without its amazing volunteers.  Find out about them here.

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Culture binds our communities together and the places where we gather to celebrate arts, sports and each other can be found here. 

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Culture is so much a part of day-to-day life that many of us have turned it into a living. This is where you will find listings of some of our great shops, artisans and restaurants, and more.

Using the Explore Highlands East map is a simple process.

Because it’s built with the Google Maps Application Programming Interface (API), using the Explore Highlands East map is just as easy as using Google Maps and contains many of the same features.  For instance, you can still use the following tools to manipulate your map view:

  • Zoom +/-
  • Drag to move
  • Street View
  • Map view or satellite view

The Explore Highlands East map also has some new features to help you navigate our cultural locations:

  • Anywhere you go, the map can be taken with you in the palm of your hand with any mobile device. Use your phone or tablet to see what's nearby and help you tour the region to explore further.
  • Multiple listings on the map show in a single icon with the number of locations therein. 
    To view these separately and geographically, zoom in using the tool or by clicking on the number icon.Grouped Locations icon
  • Hovering over icons will provide a summary of that location
  • To view the details of a location indicated by an icon, simply click it to show the associated locations in the right-hand display

Depending on how you have refined your map by selecting categories, your results will not only show on the map but also in the right-hand locations display.  From here you can select a specific cultural point and a detailed expanded window will open up.  But do not worry if you want to go back or have lost your way, there are always breadcrumbs to take you back home again.

Below is an example of what you will find when you click a location:

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You may also refine your options by searching for words or towns, as indicated above.

Have a look around and view the beautiful photos and videos, and when you see something that you like make sure to share it on Facebook or Twitter!