Highlands Biological Station buildings remain closed to visitors with the exception of limited visitor hours for the Nature Center.  HBS Botanical Garden trails remain open, and in accordance with University policy masks and physical distancing are required on the HBS campus.  Highlands Biological Station currently plans to offer academic and public programming in summer 2021, observing University mandated Covid-19 safety protocols.  For the safety of the HBS summer community, before being permitted to work or study at HBS prospective summer students, teaching faculty, and researchers must provide documentation of (1) having received a Covid-19 vaccine or (2) a negative Covid-19 test taken within 3 days of planned arrival.  Please see the HBS website for full summer 2021 Covid-19 safety policies and procedures, and bear in mind that University policy and HBS program plans are subject to change in light of developments with the pandemic this spring. 

Kids Hike Highlands!


Download the Activity Map by Clicking HERE

The Highlands Greenway Passport Challenge

On every trail labeled in purple on the map above, there is a riddle station that must be found. The stations will be a mailbox painted purple and will be located on the trail. Within each mailbox there will be a riddle that must be solved and written in the corresponding location on the map-side of this passport document.

When all four riddles have been solved, participants may pick up a special prize located at the following:

The Highlands Recreation Center 

600 N. 4th Street

Monday – Friday, 8 AM to 9 PM

Saturday, 10 AM to 9 PM

Sunday, 1 PM to 5:30 PM

Highlands Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center

108 Main Street

Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Saturday, 10 AM to 3 PM

Hudson Library

554 Main Street

Tuesday – Friday, 10 AM to 5:30 PM

Saturday, 10 AM to 4 PM

The Bascom

323 Franklin Road

Tuesday – Saturday, 10 AM to 5 PM


Learn more about the Highlands Plateau Greenway HERE.