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FULL HARVEST MOON HIKE

Join Anthony and Chris on a hike through Spring Mill State Park. Enjoy the sounds of night-time nature and the beautiful sight of the Full Harvest Moon.

Rugged | 2.5 Mile on Trail 3 | 1 Hour 30 Minutes

Meet at the Spring Mill Inn Front Patio

 

GATE FEE MAY APPLY
PLEASE CONTACT THE PARK OFFICE TO LEARN MORE
(812)849-3534

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HERITAGE DAYS

Join us at Spring Mill State Park to celebrate Heritage Days!

August 3 Saturday

10:00 to 4:00 Pioneer lawn games (Mill Lawn)

11:00 drop by the toy table in the upper residence and make a thaumatrope (a pioneer toy that proves the persistence of vision)

12:00 to 3:00 Drop by the toy table on the upper residence lawn to see what kind of toys pioneer children played with

12:30 Clay craft at the Meeting house

1:30 Make a leather lacing and bead bracelet (Leather shop)

2:30 Sawmill demonstration

3:30 Play the Game of Graces. This is game has been played since the 1500’s a fun game played with hoops and sticks (Lawn beside the distillery)

4:00 the Story of Sam Bass notorious outlaw connected to the weaver’s cabin find out how (Weaver’s Cabin)

 

August 4 Sunday

8:30 Morning Worship Service

10:00 to 4:00 Pioneer games (Mill Lawn)

12:00 to 4:00 Quilt Show between the Village Residences

1:30 Sawmill Demonstration

2:30 Spinning Demonstration Upper Residence Porch

3:30 Children often made their own toys, stop by the weaver’s cabin and learn how pioneer children made rag dolls, then make one to take home with you.

4:00 Last grind of the day

 

*GATE FEE MAY APPLY*
For questions, please contact the Park Office at (812)849-3534.

 

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HIDDEN CAVES HIKE

Join us and uncover some of the lesser known caves in Spring Mill State Park.
Meet at the Pioneer Village Parking Lot

*Gate Fees May Apply*
For more information, contact the Park Office at (812)849-3534.

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Monday

Join us at Spring Mill State Park

 

11:00 AM Bat Senses
Are you batty for bats? We sure are! Meet Sarah to see how your senses compare to bats.
Meet on the Inn Front Patio

 

2:00 PM Busy, Busy, Beavers!
Beavers are nature’s construction crew. Join Aaron to learn about these fascinating builders and try to build your own dam.
Meet at Lakeview Activity Center

 

GATE FEE MAY APPLY
Please contact Spring Mill for more information (812)849-3534

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WEEKEND INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS

Bring the kids to enjoy another fun weekend at Spring Mill State Park. School is just around the corner!

 

FRIDAY

10:00 AM Monarch Madness
Who is eating all our milkweed!? Join Sarah to learn all about the amazing Monarch Butterfly
Meet at Lakeview Activity Center

1:00 PM Make a Tree Cookie Ornament
Certain types of cookies we can learn from! Learn about tree rings and how they help tell us about their own history. Then, create a special ornament to take home!
Meet at Lakeview Activity Center

7:00 PM Sunset Stroll
Take an easy stroll on Spring Mill’s paved loop and hear about the eccentric Scotsman, George Donaldson.  30 Minutes.
Meet at Donaldson Shelter Parking Lot

 

SATURDAY

10:00 AM Rubble Springs Hike
Come explore a hidden cave and all its beauty with Tony on this rugged, off trail hike. 45 minutes.
Meet at Lakeview Activity Center

1:00 PM Limestone Kiln Hike
Uncover the history of Spring Mill’s limestone kilns and take a hike to view two of them that are often surpassed by guests. Rugged Hike. 45 minutes

6:30 PM Perfect Pines
Spring Mill is celebrating Christmas in July at the Campground. Join Sheree and learn all about pines as you make a pine cone bird feeder. * PEANUT ALLERGY WARNING*
Meet at Campground Amphitheater

 

SUNDAY

11:00 AM Hamer Cemetery Tour
Take a stroll with Sheree through the Pioneer Cemetery to hear stories of the past.
Meet at Hamer Cemetery

 

GATE FEE MAY APPLY
Please contact Spring Mill for more information (812)849-3534

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INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS

We are so happy that Spring Mill State Park has so much to offer. Check out all of the fun things they have planned for us this weekend!

FRIDAY

10:00 PM Spider Eyes
How is your vision at night? Certain spider eyes are made for the night! Grab a flashlight and join Sarah for a short hike to spot spiders.
Grissom Memorial Parking lot

 

SATURDAY

11:00 AM Creek Stomp
Feel the cool spring water on your feet as you explore the bugs who call this creek home! Meet Sarah to get wet and have fun!
Village Ordinary

1:00 PM Karst Country Hike
Meet our newest naturalist, Gail, for a hike on trail 6.  Short, easy hike.
Easy | .25 Mile
Grissom Memorial Parking Lot

9:00 PM Full Harvest Moon Hike
Meet Anthony and Chris for an approximately 1 hour 30 minute hike along Trail 3. Enjoy the sights and sounds of night-time at the Park.
Rugged | 2.5 Mile
Spring Mill Inn Front Patio

 

SUNDAY

10:00 AM Hike Trail 3
Join Sarah on a guided hike through trail 3. We will see sites special to Spring Mill from Bronson Cave to Donaldson Woods and everything in between! Bring a water bottle!
Rugged | 2.5 Mile
Meet at Twin Caves Parking Lot

2:00 PM Beautiful Box Turtles
Join us to view a live Box Turtle and learn about their interesting lives.
Lakeview Activity Center

 

GATE FEE MAY APPLY
FOR QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT THE PARK OFFICE AT (812) 849-3534

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INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS

Have fun at Spring Mill State Park by participating in all of the fun programs that are put on by the Park Naturalists and volunteers!

This weekened:

 

FRIDAY

7:00 pm:  History of Indiana State Park Inns
Meet Tony at Spring Mill Inn’s back patio to hear all about our Inns, specifically about Spring Mill Inn’s history.

 

SATURDAY

11:00 am:  Opossum Party
Hang out (preferably by your tail) with Sarah in the Lakeview Activity Center as we celebrate the only marsupial found in North America!

1:00 pm:  Rivers, Roads and Rails:
Mapping the Transportation History of Spring Mill and Lawrence County with old and new maps and photos.  Don’t miss this special presentation by David Nord Professor Emeritus.

3:00 pm:  Autumn Views Guided Hike
Meet Chris at the pool parking lot for a scenic walk of nature’s autumn splendor on our mountain bike trail. 2 miles. Moderate.

 

SUNDAY

1:00 pm: Modeling Mushrooms
Gilled, pored, or toothed, how will you model your mushroom? Join Sarah in the Lakeview Activity Center to create a mushroom model of your own and uncover the basics of mushroom identification! 45 minutes.

2:00 pm:  CCC History Hike
Meet Anthony at Weaver’s Cabin in the Pioneer Village for a 30 minute moderate hike Learn all about the contributions the Civilian Conservation Corps have made to Spring Mill State Park and see how their legacy lives on in the park to this day.

 

GATE FEE MAY APPLY
PLEASE CONTACT THE PARK OFFICE FOR MORE INFORMATION
(812) 849-3534

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INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS

Have fun at Spring Mill State Park by participating in all of the fun programs that are put on by the Park Naturalists and volunteers!

This weekened:

 

FRIDAY

8:00 pm:  Full Hunter Moon Hike
Join Anthony at the Lakeview Activity Center.  ~ 2 miles; 1 hour moderate hike.  Experience nature at night while learning about the full hunter moon.

 

SATURDAY

10:00 am:  Reptile Roundup
Have you met the resident reptile in the Lakeview Activity Center? They would love to meet you! Join Sarah at the Lakeview Activity Center’s Amphitheater to discuss some cold-blooded creatures.

11:00 am:  Mushroom Hunt Hike
Join Gail at Twin Caves’ parking lot for a 2.5 mile hike on trail 3 to spot and learn about the different fungus in our park. Partially rugged. 2 hours.

2:00 pm:  Hamer Cave Hike
Join Chris at the Village Gristmill to see and hear the fabulous history of this beautiful natural scene.  30 minutes, moderate hike.

 

SUNDAY

10:00 am:  Poisonous Plants Hike

Meet Sarah in the Oak Ridge Shelter Parking Lot for a 1-mile hike around trail 7. Discover when you should say YUCK! to certain plants in Indiana.

11:00 am:  Animals of Spring Mill State Park
Come visit the Lakeview Activity Center Program Room to view animal hides and displays of various species of animals that call this area “home”.

1:30 pm:  Tombstone Talk & Cemetery Tour Part 1
Learn the history of Pioneer Cemetery’s and their tombstones.  Meet Gail at the program room in the Lakeview Activity Center.

2:15 pm:  Tombstone Talk & Cemetery Tour Part 2
Meet Gail for a 30 minute tour at Hamer Cemetery.  You don’t have to do Part 1 to join us for Part 2.

 

GATE FEE MAY APPLY
PLEASE CONTACT THE PARK OFFICE FOR MORE INFORMATION
(812)849-3534

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INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS

Have fun at Spring Mill State Park by participating in all of the fun programs that are put on by the Park Naturalists and volunteers!

This weekened:

 

SATURDAY

8:00 am:  Early Bird Lake Hike
Join Tony on an early morning 1 mile hike around the lake.  Take part in the sights and sounds of nature. Meet at the Inn front patio.  Rugged.  1 hour.

10:00 am:  Cave River Valley in the Fall
Have you been to the property we manage in Washington County? It’s full of history! Grab a water bottle and prepare to get your feet wet as we tour this beautiful spot in the fall. Meet Sarah in the Donaldson parking lot and carpool over for this beautiful hike. 2.5 hours, rugged.

11:00 am:  Nature Preserve Guided Hike
Join Gail at Twin Caves’ parking lot for a 2 hour partially rugged hike.  Learn about our nature preserves and much more.

 

SUNDAY

11:00 am:  Leaf Press
The leaves are falling fast! Meet Sarah by the boat ramp and take a hike to marvel at the beautiful autumn leaves. Select a leaf to preserve and take home!

1:00 pm:  Wild Edibles Hike
Join Gail on a hike around the lake to learn about the food in nature.  Meet at the Lakeview Activity Center. 1 hour; rugged.

 

GATE FEE MAY APPLY
PLEASE CONTACT THE PARK OFFICE FOR MORE INFORMATION
(812)849-3534

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INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS

Have fun at Spring Mill State Park by participating in all of the fun programs that are put on by the Park Naturalists and volunteers!

This weekened:

 

SATURDAY

10:00 am:  Trail 3 guided hike
Meet Chris at Twin Caves’ parking lot.  Learn about George Donaldson, an interesting “Naturalist”, and view the beautiful landscape he helped to preserve.  Partially rugged. 2 hours.

1:00 pm:  Hooray for Hibernation!
If you snooze you lose so join Sarah in the Lakeview Activity Center as we discuss the different animals preparing for a long winter’s nap in Spring Mill.

 

SUNDAY

9:00 am – 3:00 pm:  Women’s Learing Circle – Invasive Species
Free workshop for women land owners to learn how invasive species impact your property, how to identify invasive species, and how to control them.  Must pre-register by emailing Danielle at  dwilliams@pheasantsforever.org.

9:30 am:  Hamer Cemetery
Meet Chris at the Hamer Cemetery parking area to hear about the history and significance of this Pioneer Cemetery.

11:00 am:  Learning Lichen
Learn to love Lichen with Sarah at the Lakeview Activity Center. On the surface, they might seem drab, but by digging deeper we can uncover their beauty!

1:30 pm:  Tree ID Hike
Ever wonder what trees are here at Spring Mill?  Meet Gail at Oak Ridge Shelter to hike trail 7 and learn about our state tree and more.  1.75 miles, easy hike.  30 minutes.

 

GATE FEE MAY APPLY
PLEASE CONTACT THE PARK OFFICE FOR MORE INFORMATION
(812)849-3534