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Outdoor Recreation inHuntington Area

The Huntington Area provides abundant opportunities for outdoor recreation enthusiasts. With the serene Ohio, Guyandotte, and Big Sandy Rivers winding through the region, residents and visitors alike can enjoy a variety of water-based activities, such as kayaking, fishing, and boating. The verdant landscapes offer picturesque hiking and biking trails like those found in Beech Fork State Park, Barboursville Park, Cabwaylingo State Forest, and more. The robust parks system boasts award-winning gems like Ritter Park, perfect for picnics, gatherings with friends and family, or leisurely strolls.

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Heritage Farm

As they say at Heritage Farm, embrace the spirit of Appalachian Adventure! Soar over the valley on the RedTail Racers zipline. With twin ziplines, you can race your friends to see who will make it over the valley first. Test your bravery on their 3-story aerial challenge course, TalithaKoum, which means “rise up” in Aramaic. The course includes rope and cable bridges, teetering platforms, swinging beams, cargo nets, a 40-foot belayed free fall experience, and more! Traverse ten paths of varying difficulty on Mountain Rim Bike Park. Rent a bike or bring your own. Hop on Holler Hauler, a chauffeured ATV excursion, for a more relaxed adventure.

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Beech Fork State Park

This 3,144-acre park straddles the line of Cabell and Wayne counties. It offers hundreds of campsites, miles of hiking and biking trails, pontoon and kayak rentals, and more. The lake is a fisherman's paradise with more than 31 miles of shoreline. Beech Fork offers two unique disc golf courses including the short 9-hole family course and the 18-hole Championship disc golf course, both designed by World Champion disc golfer, Johnny Sias, and Phil Bryan.

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Hatfield-McCoy Trails

The Hatfield-McCoy Trails at Cabwaylingo State Forest offer an exhilarating off-road adventure amidst the rugged beauty of West Virginia’s wilderness. Spanning a vast expanse of pristine terrain, their trails cater to ATV and UTV enthusiasts, providing a playground for thrill-seekers and nature lovers alike. With varying levels of difficulty, from beginner to expert, the trails wind through lush forests and challenging obstacles, promising an unforgettable experience for riders of all skill levels. The outdoor haven not only pays homage to the historic Hatfield-McCoy feud but also invites you to create your own story of camaraderie and excitement while exploring the heart of Appalachia.

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Ritter Park Rose Garden

Nestled in the heart of Ritter Park, the Ritter Park Rose Garden stands as a vibrant testament to nature’s beauty and human cultivation. A mesmerizing tapestry of colors and fragrances, the garden’s meticulously tended roses captivate visitors throughout the blooming season. The horticultural jewel offers a serene retreat, where pathways wind through carefully arranged beds of roses, perfect for a leisurely stroll.

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Huntington Museum of Art Nature Trails

The Huntington Museum of Art not only serves the public as the only nationally accredited visual arts museum of its size in the Tri-State area, it offers 52 acres of land to explore. This pocket hiking system begins with the Steelman Butterfly Garden and is comprised of six trails, including the Teubert Foundation Sensory Trail. Renowned folk artist, Earl Gray, created several carvings in the natural rock found along the trails. Before you leave, stop inside to explore West Virginia’s only tropical and sub-tropical plant conservatory.