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GET MOVING MONDAY

Celebrate Monday of Visit Indiana Week with the Bedford Hiking Club. The theme for today is GET MOVING.

Starting in 1987, the members of the Bedford Hiking Club have maintained their dedication to GET MOVING. Meeting almost every Monday, with a few other events here and there, the group travels around Lawrence County and beyond in order to enjoy nature and stay fit.

This Monday, the club is planning to take an approximately 1.5 hour hike along a little trail that some people may have never seen. Meet them at the Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence County on the west side by the Armory. From there, you will be walking along a pretty trail that leads to the Milwaukee Trail.

Everyone is invited and encouraged to join the Bedford Hiking Club.

Get out and GET MOVING! #HoosIN #GetMovingMonday

For more information about this event or the club, please contact Alison Piper – (812) 277-0946

 

Family activities

Explore the beautiful hidden gem, Cave River Valley, with the Spring Mill State Park Naturalist. Enjoy a rugged hike through this primitive park, that most people don’t know about. It is recommended that you wear good hiking shoes and comfortable clothing, because the hike will be rugged.

Meet at the Grissom Memorial at Spring Mill to follow the Naturalist to Cave River Valley, 15 miles down the road.

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CAVE WEEKEND

Spend the weekend at Spring Mill State Park learning about caves!

On Saturday, the Lakeview Activity Center will be hosting many guest speakers and will have information tables about caving.

Want to look like an expert before you go? Brush up on your knowledge of cave critters by checking out our newest blog!

Take a 2 hour tour through the Endless Cave. Sign up by emailing sbelt@dnr.in.gov or calling (812)849-3534.

August 24

9:00 AM Whistling Cave Hike (Off-Trail | Rugged)
Meet at Village Parking Lot

11:00 AM Beginning Caving Presentation with Rich Lunseth
Meet in Lakeview Activity Center

1:00 PM Beginning Caving Presentation with Rich Lunseth
Meet in Lakeview Activity Center

2:30 PM Life in Upper Twin Cave: The Experience of a Caver
Meet in Lakeview Activity Center

3:30 PM Whistling Cave Hike (Off  Trail | Rugged)
Meet at Village Parking Lot

 

August 25

9:00 AM Hamer Cave Hike (30 Minutes)
Meet at Grist Mill in Village

10:00 AM Pit Cave Hike
Meet at Lakeview Activity Center

11:00 AM Twin Caves and Bronson Cave Hike
Meet in Twin Caves Parking Lot

3:00 PM Rubble Springs and Donaldson Cave Hike
Meet on steps behind Lakeview Activity Center

 

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

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HOW AND WHY CAVES FORM

Look at the life and formations in a cave at Spring Mill State Park. Join us for a fascinating underground experience.
Meet at the Lakeview Activity Center

*Gate Fee May Apply*
For more information please call the Park Office at (812)849-3534.

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CHILDRENS OUTDOOR WEEKEND

Have you ever read the Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights? Complete all 11 items on the list and become an OFFICIAL Hoosier Outdoor Child:

Explore and play outdoors in a safe place.
Follow a trail and discover native plants, wildlife and history.
Experience traditional outdoor activities like fishing or hunting.
Discover and celebrate Indiana’s past.
Camp under the stars.
Climb a tree.
Visit a farm.
Plant a seed or tree and watch it grow.
Splash and play in streams, lakes and ponds.
Enjoy the outdoors using all the senses.
Ask questions, find answers and share nature with a friend.

This weekend at Spring Mill State Park pick up a Bill of Rights and program schedule at the front gate or the Lakeview Activity Center.

SCHEDULE

AUGUST 17, 2019
10:00 AM Fire Building
11:00 AM Fishing
11:00 AM Tent
12:00 PM Mystery Seed Planting
1:00 PM Wood Products and Trees
2:00 PM Reptile Rumble
3:00 PM Creek Stomp (Village Ordinary)
4:00 PM Nature Games
5:00 PM Blindfold Hike
6:00 PM Nocturnal Animals and Lake Hike

SPECIAL ARTS IN THE PARK GUESTS:
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Lisa Walsh Topography Art
2:00 PM Kay Olges and the Windfall Dancers

AUGUST 18, 2019
10:00 AM Fire Building
11:00 AM Fishing
11:00 AM Tent Pitching
12:00 PM Seed Planting
1:00 PM Creek Stomp (Village Ordinary)
2:00 PM  Tree Rings Activity
3:00 PM Nature Games
4:00 PM Nocturnal Animals and Lake Hike

Meet at the Lakeview Activity Center for most events.

 

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

 

Check out some more fun events happening at Spring Mill:
Vintage Camper Rally
Cave Weekend
Endless Cave Tours
Fiber Arts Weekend

Family activities

Pioneer Village Craft Show

The Craft Show is here! As you walk through the Pioneer Village houses you will find vendors with boutique items, natural soaps, wood carvings, quilts and more!

CRAFT SHOW ADMISSION | $3
Friday November 1st from 5 pm – 9 pm and Saturday November 2nd from 11 am – 5 pm.

 

This will also be a magical Christmas themed show!!
Santa will be in the Grist Mill Friday from 6 pm – 7 pm and Saturday from 12-2, come by and get a picture with him. There will also be concessions with hot soups, warm drinks, and delicious homemade desserts!!

Family activities

Pioneer Village Craft Show

The Craft Show is here! As you walk through the Pioneer Village houses you will find vendors with boutique items, natural soaps, wood carvings, quilts and more!

CRAFT SHOW ADMISSION | $3
Friday November 1st from 5 pm – 9 pm and Saturday November 2nd from 11 am – 5 pm.

 

This will also be a magical Christmas themed show!!
Santa will be in the Grist Mill Friday from 6 pm – 7 pm and Saturday from 12-2, come by and get a picture with him. There will also be concessions with hot soups, warm drinks, and delicious homemade desserts!!

Family activities

Join us today at Spring Mill State Park for a good ol’ fashion Creek Stomp!

Meet the Spring Mill Naturalist at the Village Ordinary for a chance to get your feet wet while learning about all the creatures in the creek.

GATE FEE WILL APPLY
Please call the Park Office for more information (812)849-3534

Family activities

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!