Highlands Nature Sanctuary
& the Appalachian Forest Museum
7660 Cave Road, Bainbridge, Ohio
The Highlands Nature Sanctuary is 2100-acre hiking and nature education destination in southern Ohio, in the heart of the scenic Rocky Fork Gorge.
The main visitor center is the Appalachian Forest Museum, which includes museum displays explaining the world significance of Ohio's forest, and short but stunning nature trails into the Gorge.
Friends of the Arc, our supporting members, also have any-time access to the Sanctuary's 14 miles of wilderness hiking trails.
Public Visiting Hours: April-October, Sat. & Sun. Only, 9:30-5:00pm.
Admission: General public entrance is by voluntary donation during publicized hours only. Please sign in at the Appalachian Forest Museum and please do not visit during off hours without a pass.
Wilderness Hiking | Visiting FAQ | Photo Gallery
The Arc of Appalachia is a charitable non-profit.
Our operations and educational programs are supported entirely by donations and our programs - we do not receive state or federal funding. Please consider becoming a Friends of the Arc member by making a donation to the Arc of Appalachia Preserve System and help support our mission of forest preservation and education.
Read more about the important work of the Arc of Appalachia.