Heritage Museums & Gardens, in Sandwich, has debuted its newest exhibit, Aerial Adventure, which sits on four wooded acres. On the ground, interpretive trails will guide visitors through the landscape to experience the beauty of the rhododendrons, see patterns in the forest and understand the natural world from a new vantage point.
The aerial trails start on a main platform above the forest floor. There, participants choose one of five treetop courses with levels of difficulty marked as ski trails are, from “Easy” to “Black Diamond.” In safety harnesses, visitors make their way along the trails, stopping between elements on platforms. On each course, there are approximately 12-14 elements, which include tunnels, moving planks, zip lines and ropewalks. The trails allow participants to build self-reliance, team skills and appreciation for the natural world.
Participants generally spend two to three hours in the trees and unlimited time on the interpretive trails on the ground. All Heritage visitors will have an opportunity to experience the interpretive trails on the ground. This exhibit is open during Heritage’s main season and continues on fall weekends, so bring the family and have some fun!