Gold panning at Kildonan burn http://www.helmsdale.org/gold-panning.html
RSPB reserve, Forsinard Flows http://www.rspb.org.uk/reserves/guide/f/forsinard/
Loch Fleet Nature reserve, south of Golspie http://www.nnr-scotland.org.uk/loch-fleet/
Dunrobin Castle http://www.dunrobincastle.co.uk/
Clynelish Distillery, Brora http://www.discovering-distilleries.com/clynelish/
Day trip to Orkney http://www.jogferry.co.uk/Tours.aspx
Fossil collecting on the shore: The Helmsdale Boulder Beds have been described as the best place to collect Jurassic Fossils in Scotland http://www.helmsdale.ukfossils.co.uk/
It is a 6 minute walk from the station to the harbour and there are walking routes along the shore, up the strath and across the surrounding hillsides.