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SPRING MILL AND ITS RAILROADS:
A MISMATCH MADE IN CINCINNATI

SPEAKER: DAVID NORD, PROFESSOR EMERITUS

In the 1850’s Hoosiers were crazy for railroads. Hundreds of miles of tracks were laid down across Indiana in just a few years. Two Lines were build through Lawrence County, very close to Spring Mill Village. The New Albany and Salem R.R. passed a couple of miles to the west. The Ohio and Mississippi R.R. skirted the north rim of the Spring Mill canyon, just a few hundred yards from the Mill. Hoosiers loved their R.R. and the R.R. sometimes loved them back, but not always. This Presentation – with photos, maps and documents – is about how Spring Mill and Lawrence County, and Indiana came to terms with the railroad age. The story is complex sometimes quite positive and always fascinating. But for Spring Mill it is not a story that ends well.

$50.00
For reservations, please call (812)849-4508.

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Grab your fishin’ pole and your tackle box!

Today Indiana residents do not need a fishing license or a trout/salmon stamp to fish the state’s public waters.

Visit places like Spring Mill State Park or the Williams Dam to catch all the fish that you can.

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FREE FISHING DAYS

Don’t have a fishing license? Don’t want to buy a trout or salmon stamp?

No worries!

Grab your tackle box and your fishin’ pole…
September 26th is National Public Lands Day! Celebrate with free fishing!

This is the day that all Indiana residents are allowed to fish WITHOUT a license or a trout/salmon stamp in the state’s public waters.

We recommend bringing the family to Spring Mill State Park to fish. Make a day of it and have a picnic by the village or take a hike around the Lake. There are plenty of things to do at the Park!
Please call the Park office for more information (812)849-3534

See also Williams Dam and Tincher Pond

 

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Grab your fishin’ pole and your tackle box!

This Saturday and Sunday (June 1 – 2) Indiana residents do not need a fishing license or a trout/salmon stamp to fish the state’s public waters.

Visit places like Spring Mill State Park or the Williams Dam to catch all the fish that you can.

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Limestone, Caves & Karst

Kriste Lindberg has a wealth of experience with Indiana caves and karst and will cover what is unique about our limestone and karst and why these systems are so fragile for stormwater and water contamination. She’ll explain what makes this part of Indiana globally unique.

Learn more about what makes these so special and why we like to call ourselves LIMESTONE COUNTRY.

PLEASE CALL: 812-275-5692 to RSVP

Deadline is June 21.

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WEEKEND INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS

Weekends at Spring Mill State Park are never boring! This beautiful park has so much to offer, with the historic Pioneer Village, 9+ miles of hiking, a beautiful lodge & a lake for fishing and kayaking with your friends.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7TH

11am:  Wood Burning for Beginners Learn a little about trees in Indiana.  Then spend some time burning a design into a tree cookie to take home.  Ages 13 years and older.  Limited Space. $1 per person.  Must register at sbelt@dnr.in.gov.

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8TH

1pm:  History Hike – Join Anthony at Spring Mill Inn front patio for a rugged hike on trail 4 that will highlight many historically significant locations and nature preserves.  2.5 miles.  1.5 hour hike.

 

PARK ENTRY FEE MAY APPLY
$5 FOR INDIANA RESIDENTS
$7 FOR OUT-OF-STATE RESIDENTS

PLEASE CONTACT THE PARK OFFICE FOR MORE INFORMATION
(812)849-3534

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WEEKEND INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS

Weekends at Spring Mill State Park are never boring! This beautiful park has so much to offer, with the historic Pioneer Village, 9+ miles of hiking, a beautiful lodge & a lake for fishing and kayaking with your friends.

 

Saturday, November 14th

11am:  Lime Kiln Hike –  Meet Tony at the Lakeview Activity Center for a history hike to our lime kilns.  Moderate 40 minute hike.

1pm:  All Things Spring Mill Lake – Come join the naturalist on a 80 minute hike to hear about the lake history, Rubble Spring, the critters that call the lake home, and the Lime Kilns.  Rugged.  Meet at the Lakeview Activity Center.

 

Sunday, November 15th

8:30am:  Beginning Birding Program & HikeMeet the naturalist at the Lakeview Activity Center to hear about some of Indiana’s birds that are here through the winter.  After, we’ll head out for a hike to find some feathered friends.  Bring your own Binoculars.  1 mile rugged hike.  90 minute program.

 

PARK ENTRY FEE MAY APPLY
$5 FOR INDIANA RESIDENTS
$7 FOR OUT-OF-STATE RESIDENTS

PLEASE CONTACT THE PARK OFFICE FOR MORE INFORMATION
(812)849-3534

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WEEKEND INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS

Weekends at Spring Mill State Park are never boring! This beautiful park has so much to offer, with the historic Pioneer Village, 9+ miles of hiking, a beautiful lodge & a lake for fishing and kayaking with your friends.

 

Saturday, November 28th

11am:  Hidden Cave Hike – Join Tony for a moderate off trail hike to one of our hidden caves, Rubble Springs.  Meet at the Lakeview Activity Center.  1 hour.     

7pm:  Full Beaver Moon Hike – Learn all about the Full Beaver Moon and the adaptions of the American Beaver that calls Spring Mill his home.  Meet Anthony at the Lakeview Activity Center for a 1 mile, moderate hike around the lake.

 

PARK ENTRY FEE MAY APPLY
$5 FOR INDIANA RESIDENTS
$7 FOR OUT-OF-STATE RESIDENTS

PLEASE CONTACT THE PARK OFFICE FOR MORE INFORMATION
(812)849-3534

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WEEKEND INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS

Weekends at Spring Mill State Park are never boring! This beautiful park has so much to offer, with the historic Pioneer Village, 9+ miles of hiking, a beautiful lodge & a lake for fishing and kayaking with your friends.

Saturday, December 5th

11am:  Donaldson Cave HikeMeet the naturalist at Sycamore Shelter for a hike on Trail 4 to Donaldson Cave.  Learn more about our caves and George Donaldson’s part in conserving areas of our park.  .5 mile, partially rugged.  45 minutes.

1pm:  All Things Spring Mill Lake –   Join the naturalist at the Lakeview Activity Center for an 1 mile hike around the lake.  1 hour.

 

Sunday, December 6th

8:30am – Beginning Birding HikeMeet the naturalist at the Lakeview Activity Center to hear about some of Indiana’s birds that are here through the winter.  After, we’ll head out for a hike to find some feathered friends.  Bring your own Binoculars.  1 mile rugged hike.  90 minute program.

 

PARK ENTRY FEE MAY APPLY
$5 FOR INDIANA RESIDENTS
$7 FOR OUT-OF-STATE RESIDENTS

PLEASE CONTACT THE PARK OFFICE FOR MORE INFORMATION
(812)849-3534

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WEEKEND INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS

Weekends at Spring Mill State Park are never boring! This beautiful park has so much to offer, with the historic Pioneer Village, 9+ miles of hiking, a beautiful lodge & a lake for fishing and kayaking with your friends.

Saturday, December 12th

1pm:  Cave River Valley Hike – Come explore this beautiful, primitive property managed by Spring Mill.  Meet Tony at Donaldson parking lot and car pool 15 miles to CRV.  2 hour hike. Very Rugged.  Boots recommended.

6:30pm:  3rd annual Glow in the Dark Night Hike – Start a new tradition with your family!  Join our naturalist on this fun 1 mile easy hike on Trail 7 that will be lit up with battery operated candles for the night.  Learn about creatures of the night and their winter survival skills.  Meet at Tulip Poplar Shelter.

 

Sunday, December 13th

1pm:  Limestone Hike – Discover what the geology of Spring Mill tells us about the history of this area.  Meet Anthony at Spring Mill Inn front patio.  Partially rugged hike on trails 1 and 4; 45

 

PARK ENTRY FEE MAY APPLY
$5 FOR INDIANA RESIDENTS
$7 FOR OUT-OF-STATE RESIDENTS

PLEASE CONTACT THE PARK OFFICE FOR MORE INFORMATION
(812)849-3534

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