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The Highlands Nature Sanctuary

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7660 Cave Rd, Bainbridge Ross County, OH 45612-9501
+1 937-365-1935
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SERENITY, SOLITUDE, SOLACE!!!!!

Was Blessed to have the Honor and Privilege to be a part of Tom Seay's ("Best of America by... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
Wyomingpianoman
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Devils Tower, Wyoming
Beautiful place and great trails.

This is a beautiful preserve with great trails, super friendly staff. It was a great experience. I... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2017
wetfoot
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Ohio
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OPEN SEASONALLY FROM APRIL - OCTOBER FROM 9 - 5. The Highlands Nature Sanctuary is the Arc of Appalachia's oldest and largest preserve. The heart of the 2,500-acre preserve is the breathtakingly beautiful Rocky Fork Gorge, a 100-foot high steep-walled canyon renowned for its stunning rock formations, ancient white cedars, spectacular wildflower displays, grottos, springs, and stone arches. Visitors to the Sanctuary can enjoy staying in a number of historic cabins and older homes that have been fully renovated into modern nature retreats, ranging from secluded 2-person suites perched on the bluff of the gorge that offer dizzying views, to five-bedroom historic lodges that handsomely accommodate small groups and educational gatherings.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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7660 Cave Rd, Bainbridge Ross County, OH 45612-9501
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Was Blessed to have the Honor and Privilege to be a part of Tom Seay's ("Best of America by Horseback") USO CHRISTMAS SHOW, to honor America's Veterans and Military.(It Will Air on RFD TV December 14 & 21). The Paxton Theatre in Bainbridge, Ohio, where...More

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Reviewed 1 October 2017

This is a beautiful preserve with great trails, super friendly staff. It was a great experience. I did the 3 sisters and the valley of the ancients, early in the morning and had the whole trails to myself. The place is super clean and the...More

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Reviewed 4 September 2017

Very beautiful place to see but no places to eat. No restaurants or shopping nearby. No internet or TV. We got very tired of preparing meals and cleaning up and would have enjoyed something else to do. Definitely need internet and cable when you have...More

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Kayla R, Front Office Manager at The Highlands Nature Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

There are a few wonderful restaurants in the Bainbridge area which is only about 10 minutes away from the Sanctuary. The Mennonite stores also have a small restaurant and a bakery with pizza and deli sandwiches. Someone is usually always at the office from 9...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Oh my...one of the most awesome hikes ever for beauty, mossy rocks, and not crowded with other humans. We only met one couple,passing us in two hours. Wear sturdy tennis shoes and be prepared for slippery rocks to climb over and watch your steps. Have...More

Thank Welshjean
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

Highlands truly is off the beaten path as traffic and people disappear west of Chillicothe as you head toward Hillsboro. The turn to the sanctuary is on Cave Road, just west of Bainbridge, and is now marked with a brown scenic atrraction highway directional sign...More

Thank Paul S
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

I use to come here and would be in The Magic Waters theater productions. There are tons of different trails to walk through. I would recommend this place for the people who like to walk on trails.

Thank Harrison G
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Reviewed 6 September 2016

We drove from Cincinnati on Labor Day weekend. We went just for the day to go hiking. The volunteer at the museum was very helpful. He was from Cincinnati, too. We asked him about the Indian mounds nearby and he gave us some pamphlets about...More

Thank hlrachel
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Reviewed 16 July 2016

The three trails open to the public for free are very beautiful, especially trail 2. If you don't like spiders, this is not the place for you. We walked through several webs on the trails, so much so that we had to wave a large...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

After my initial review last year, I decided to become a member of their group and also donated several hundred dollars anonymously last year. My sister was in town, so I thought it would be nice to visit with her two daughters and two grandchildren...More

5  Thank Nancy W
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Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Travel back into some of the greatest old forests remaining in this area. Hike one or many of the trails available, from gentle to challenging. Visit the Forest Museum at the visitor center for a comprehensive history of the area.

1  Thank Jim P
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