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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!

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PADDLE THE SPRING MILL LAKE

Are you ready for an adventure? Enjoy the beautiful outdoors at the historic Spring Mill State Park. Grab a life jacket and join Sarah on an afternoon lake paddle!
Meet at the boat rental by the Lakeview Activity Center. 

If you don’t have a kayak, that’s okay! The Park has a few boats to rent. To reserve yours, please email Sheree Belt at sbelt@dnr.in.gov.

 

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

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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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SNOW MOON HIKE

Join us at Spring Mill State Park for a beautiful night-time hike, guided by the light of the Full Snow Moon. It may be chilly. Please dress warm!

Meet at the Spring Mill Inn for this 1 mile hike along trail 1.

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

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FULL WORM MOON

Join us for another full moon hike at the beautiful Spring Mill State Park. This month is the Full Worm Moon. Learn all about it as you hike along Trail 3.
Meet at the Inn Front Patio
Rugged  |  2.5 Miles

 

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

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2nd Annual Glow in the Dark Night Hike

“Christmas Edition”

 Start a new tradition with your family!  Join the Spring Mill State Park naturalist on this fun 1 mile easy hike on Trail 7. The entire trail will be lit up for the night!  Free hot chocolate and cookies will be served to take on your hike. Along the way, learn about creatures of the night and their winter survival skills.

Meet at Oak Ridge Shelter parking lot.

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Meet Sheree in the Pioneer Village parking lot at Spring Mill State Park and follow the stream to it’s source. Learn about how the Hamer Cave shaped the history of Spring Mill and the life that it still supports to this day.

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HERITAGE DAYS

Join us at Spring Mill State Park to celebrate the ol’ Pioneer days. Please check back for more information.

Please contact the Park Office for more information: (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.