Donaldson Cave

Donaldson Cave

Learn about George Donaldson and his relation to Spring Mill State Park and Ireland. Anthony, a volunteer, will be throwing out some other St. Patrick’s Day fun facts while you venture on the 30 minute rugged hike. Wear comfortable shoes!

Meet at the front patio of the Spring Mill Inn.

Donaldson Cave

Make a special “bat craft” and learn some interesting facts about Indiana’s bats. After you are done, take a rugged hike down to Donaldson Cave. Feel free to explore the cave after the hike is over. Bring a flash light and some clothes that can get dirty!

Meet at the Lakeview Activity Center.

Donaldson Cave

Join the Naturalist at Donaldson Shelter parking lot to take a rugged hike to Donaldson Cave. Listen to stories about the Scottish explorer that the cave is named after. If you decide to enter the cave, you will want to wear clothes that you can get dirty!

Donaldson Cave

GET MOVING MONDAY

Celebrate Monday of Visit Indiana Week at Spring Mill State Park. The theme for today is GET MOVING.

Join us on this beautiful hike through the woods of Spring Mill State Park. Along the way, listen to the sounds of the creek, birds and squirrels. Check out the fascinating Donaldson Cave and learn all about the Scottish man that it’s named after.

Enjoy a little history with your exercise! Meet at the Inn Front Patio

Get out and GET MOVING! #HoosIN #GetMovingMonday

Donaldson Cave

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, April 24th

EARTH DAY CELEBRATION!

10am- 4pm:  Earth Day Activities – Come join the naturalists for fun games, activities, crafts, programs, and hikes all about our earth.  Lakeview Activity Center.

Lakeview Activity Center:
?10am-3pm: Borrow a fishing pole – Free fishing for ages 17 and under.
?10am-10:30am: Make a bird feeder (peanut butter)
?10:30am-11am: Seed planting
?11am-11:30am: Composting Activity
?11:30am-12pm: Nature Collage

9am:  Cave River Valley Hike – Meet Tony at Donaldson Cave parking lot to follow your guide in your vehicle15 miles to Cave River Valley Natural Area.  Wear waterproof boots.  Very Rugged.  2 hours.

8pm:  Full Moon Hike –  Meet Anthony at Donaldson Cave parking lot for a spring time night hike under April’s full moon, known as the “Full Pink Moon”. Learn some moon lore and hear about Spring Mill’s nocturnal animals.  Moderate hike on trail 7.  2 miles.

Sunday, April 25th

11am:  Wildflower Hike – Spring flowers are blooming!  Enjoy a guided hike with the naturalist to take in all the beauty.  Meet at Lakeview Activity Center.  1 mile.  Partially Rugged.  45 minutes.

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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