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It’s “Visit Indiana Week”

Celebrate #FamilyFunFriday at one of our a favorite recreational attractions here in Lawrence County. Bring the kids for an exciting adventure!

Midwest Trail Ride
Midwest Trail Ride is a privately owned Horseman’s Campground bordering the Hoosier National Forest. Enjoy access to nearly 100 miles of well-marked trails in the timeless beauty of the Deam National Wilderness with lakes, streams, diverse stands of hardwoods, evergreens and wildflowers… all to make your ride unforgettable.

Bluespring Caverns
At a cool 52 degrees year round and 100 feet below the surface of the earth, explore an underground river. Guides pilot custom-made boats along the subterranean river for over a mile, pointing out native rare Northern blind cave fish and blind crawfish and explain the natural forces that are yet at work creating great chambers below the rolling hills of southern Indiana.

Please keep in mind weather changes before planning out your “Family Fun Friday”

#HoosIN for fun with the fam?

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FIBER ARTS WEEKEND

Thread, yarn, rope – just a few of the important things made of different fibers! Step back in time and see how various fiber-related activities affected our Pioneer Village at Spring Mill State Park!

Join us for fun games and learning! You can even try your hand at spinning, makings dolls, bags, bracelets and toys!

Check them out on Facebook for a full schedule! CLICK HERE.

 

GATE FEE MAY APPLY
Please contact the Park Office at (812)849-3534 for any questions.

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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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Meet Spring Mill Naturalist, Sheree, at the Pioneer Village to go on a special hike to see a hidden cave that most people don’t know about. Keep in mind that this 30 minute hike will be rugged. So, where comfortable shoes!

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Spring Mill State Park

Join Tony and venture beyond the trails. There are a few caves that aren’t even on the map, and he’s going to show you! Wear weather appropriate clothing and shoes.

Meet at the Oak Ridge Shelter House.

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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