explore a new side of West Virginia 60 feet in the air at Heritage farm’s new treehouse trek
Looking for an Appalachian backyard adventure? Look no further. For 25 years, Heritage Farms has been the place to celebrate Appalachian history and wildlife. Now you can celebrate, explore, and learn from 60 feet in the air.
“The best way to learn about wildlife is by visiting, exploring, and being in nature,” says Heritage Farm’s Wildlife Director, Rebekah Perry Franks. And what better way to visit and explore nature than being eye level with animals that are typically in trees? Explorers will be eye-level with squirrels, birds, insects, and other fascinating animals that you would typically miss if you were wandering around on the ground. The new Treehouse Trek takes adventurers to new heights by way of a 750- foot series of bridges that sends you 60 feet high into the forest canopy. Offshoots of the bridges will allow participants to move their bodies like the native wildlife in West Virginia. By using ropes and planks, guests are challenged to balance like a chipmunk, climb like a raccoon, jump like a squirrel, perch like a bird, and hang like an opossum.
Heritage Farm Executive Director Audy Perry was inspired by his own past visits to a few different places that had sky and tree bridges. The Treehouse Trek was completed during the summer of 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic caused large shutdowns across West Virginia, and the treehouse was completed in 2021.
The space can also function as a classroom, a presentation station, and more. For those who do not wish to climb 60 feet into the sky, there will still be a mile-and-a-half ground-level footpath trail system to walk and enjoy nature’s wonders. The trek is geared toward elementary-aged children and families.
3300 Harvey Road, Huntington, 304.522.1244,