This self-guided interpretive hiking trail begins at the Nature Center and follows 27 educational stations ranging in topics from Christmas ferns to Devil’s walking sticks.
Note: Don’t use a Devil’s walking stick as an actual walking stick. Uh, unless you’re the devil. Then it’s okay.Continue reading “Hiking the Discovery Trail, Brown County State Park”
Trail 4 at Brown County State Park in Indiana is a lesser-known trail that connects with popular Trail 7 (Ogle Lake) and ends at Trail 5 in the Ogle Hollow Nature Preserve. It begins at Rally Campground and winds through upland terrain to the headwaters of Ogle Lake before turning east to the Trail 5 junction.Continue reading “Trail 4, Rally Campground to Ogle Lake, Brown County State Park”
If you’re looking for the rare yellowwood tree, Ogle Hollow in Indiana’s Brown County State Park is the place to find it. Follow along with the hiking trail interpretive guide for a relaxing and educational visit to this mesic upland forest.Continue reading “Ogle Hollow Nature Preserve Hike, Brown County State Park”
There are two ways to do this hike, but since you’re reading a hiking blog, you’re probably not the type of person who is going to go the easy route.Continue reading “Strahl Lake Hike, Brown County State Park”
The Trail 7 loop around Ogle Lake at Brown County State Park is a leisurely one and a half mile hike featuring a serene setting nestled among the hills of southern Indiana.Continue reading “Ogle Lake Hike, Brown County State Park”
This four-and-a-half-mile trek of solitude through the southern Indiana wilderness is the perfect low-key affair for recharging your batteries. Here you’ll hike to Hesitation Point and the West Lookout Tower – two of the best views in all of Brown County State Park. You might even get to sample the largest edible fruit indigenous to the United States – the pawpaw, a.k.a. the Indiana banana.Continue reading “Trail 8, Ogle Lake to West Lookout Tower, Brown County State Park”
Don’t let the short distance of this hiking trail fool you. At Jackson-Washington State Forest, you’re in for a workout.Continue reading “Trail One To Pinnacle Peak, Jackson-Washington State Forest”
Brum Woods is a small network of well-maintained multi-use trails on the southwest side of the city of Batesville in Indiana.
Lena Brum (1900-1993) was opposed to Batesville development and denied many offers for her land, and she left the property to the city upon her death. In turn, the city honored her wishes for preservation and created a fine park for the public to enjoy.Continue reading “Brum Woods, Batesville, Indiana”
A nearly private beach and stunning views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago Skyline await on this 4.5 mile hike through the charming forested dunelands in one of the United States’ youngest national parks.
Cowles Bog at Indiana Dunes National Park features diverse habitats and was one of the sites used in botanist Henry Chandler Cowles’ study of ecological succession — one of the driving factors behind efforts to save the dunes from commercial development.Continue reading “Cowles Bog Trail – Hiking Indiana Dunes National Park”
If you’re visiting Indiana Dunes, you probably already know about the 3-Dune Challenge, but did you also know that the less-trekked Trail 9 (pictured above) was named best hiking trail in Indiana by USA Today? (Well, kind of — more on that later)
Our curated hiking route combines both experiences as well as the gorgeous shoreline with an easily-customized map for those wanting to hike shorter or longer distances.Continue reading “The Perfect Hiking Route at Indiana Dunes”