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The Bascom Trail

Enjoy the native flora, brook, and waterfall on the sculpture trail from Oak Lane to the historic covered bridge at The Bascom Arts Center, where high quality two- and three- dimensional art is featured for all ages in a main building and rebuilt barn. 

Distance = 0.1 mile 

Easy Walk

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The Bascom: a six-building, six-acre campus in Highlands, North Carolina. Special features include an 87-foot-long covered bridge entrance called the Will Henry Stevens Bridge; a 2,500 square-foot barn rebuilt for use as the ceramic studio named the Dave Drake Studio Barn; and a central three-story, 27,500-square-foot Main Building by DeWolf Architecture and Lord Aeck & Sargent Architecture. The campus construction team included Ross Landscape Architecture, Ferry, Hayes & Allen Designers (interiors), and Trehel Corporation (construction). Wayne Yonce was a consultant for the reconstruction of historic buildings. In addition to the buildings and art offerings, visitors can enjoy a The Horst Winkler Nature and Sculpture Trail with native flora, a pristine brook with cascading waterfall, and scenic views.

Getting There

For more information about the Highlands Plateau Greenway,

please Contact us or write to P. O. Box 2608, Highlands, NC 28741.

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