Highlands Nature Sanctuary


Highlands Nature Sanctuary
7660 Cave Rd.
Bainbridge, OH 45612
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The Arc’s forest preservation work lies in the Arc of Appalachia, a region located in southern Ohio on the leading edge of the Cumberland Plateau which boasts unusually rich natural diversity and an uncommonly dense native forest cover. The Arc’s first preserve region — The Highlands Nature Sanctuary — was founded in 1995 in the botanically and geologically rich cave region of the Rocky Fork Gorge. Among its educational services, the Highlands manages the Arc’s visitor gateway — The Appalachian Forest Museum — which is open to the public from spring through autumn during selected hours. This beautiful preserve region, filled with springs, caves, rare plants and stunning rock cliffs, is already 2,000 acres in size and growing nearly every year.