West Virginia June 22, 2019
This West Virginia Trail Is A Natural Work Of Art
If you love the natural beauty of the Mountain State, you’ve learned by now that the trails, overlooks, and waterfalls provide scenery that looks like it belongs in a painting. What you might not realize is that tucked away on 40 acres of hillside in Huntington is a woodland oasis that blends nature with art. Take a whimsical journey through the forest on this intriguing art nature trail.
The Huntington Museum of Art is West Virginia's largest art museum. Located in the hills above Ritter Park, the museum includes 40 acres of woodland with trails for you to explore the state's natural outdoor beauty.
Within the unspoiled forest, you'll discover the nature trail. The well-marked and maintained path is one mile long and crosses a variety of inclines as it winds its way through the woods.
The short trail is appealing both to adults and children because of the secrets it conceals along the way. Keep your eyes open as you take this hike that's unlike any other.
Along the trail, discover faces within the rocks. Some are more hidden than others, but each is completely unique.
Young adventurers might enjoy seeing how many they can find along the way. As the path meanders beneath the shaded canopy, each stone face is a new discovery!
Every step will lead you a little closer to uncovering the next fanciful face.
You'll also be treated to fairytale footbridges and scenic overlooks throughout your hike. If you want to extend your journey, combine one of the other trails with the art nature trail for a longer hike.
The woodland isn't the only outdoor attraction at the museum. For an added bonus, visit the colorful butterfly garden also on the property.
The Huntington Museum of Art is an incredible place to visit. Access the museum and trails for just $5 per person or go on Tuesdays when it's free to visit!
The museum is open Tuesday from 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., Wednesday - Saturday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Sunday from 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. Learn more by visiting the Huntington Museum of Art
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. You can download a trail map
. Address: 2033 McCoy Road, Huntington, WV 25701.
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