Family activities

SATURDAY

10:00 AM – National Trails Hike Day (Hike 1)
Meet Naturalist, Aaron, to take a short moderate hike on Trail 1. Learn about all the excitement Spring Mill and nature has to offer.
Meet at the front of the Inn.

1:00 PM – Donaldson Woods Hike –
Join Naturalist, Chris, for a walk through the old growth forest and eperience seeing trees 300 – 400 years old. Hear the history of how this natural forest area has been preserved.
Meet at Twin Caves Parking Lot

3:00 PM – Nature Mystery Box
Nature has some weird textures. Can you blindly guess what you’re feeling?
Meet at Lakeview Activity Center

7:00 PM – National Trails Hike Day (Hike 2)
Join volunteer, Anthony, for the 2nd hike in honor of National Trails Hike Day. Hike will be easy and approximately 30 minutes long.
Meet at the Grissom Memorial

 

SUNDAY

2:00 PM – I Spy… Spring Mill Lake Edition
Take this moderate, 1 hour hike and play a game of “I Spy” while learning about the flora and fauna that surround the Lake.
Meet on the steps behind Lakeview Activity Center

 

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FRIDAY:

10:00 PMSpider Sniffing
How well can you smell? Join Sarah on a search for spiders creeping around on the ground. Easy .375 mile hike.
Meet at the Grissom Memorial.

 

SATURDAY

11:00 AMSpring Mill Lake Hike
Hike around the lake and learn about the flora, fauna and history of the lake. 45 minute Hike.
Meet at Lakeview Activity Center.

3:00 PM Creek Stomp
Beat the heat by dipping your feet! Meet Naturalist, Sheree, to take a cool dive into the life of the cold spring water.
Meet at the Pioneer Village Ordinary.

4:00 PM Trees are used for what!?
Trees of the forest are able to help us in our everyday life and are used in a variety of unsuspecting products. Join Aaron for a fun show and tell of different wood and forest products. 30 minutes.
Meet a the Lakeview Activity Center.

 

SUNDAY

2:00 PMNature Tales and Crafty Hands
Join for a fun nature themed story and make a fun craft to take home with you.
Meet at the Lakeview Activity Center Amphitheater.

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INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS

Join us at Spring Mill State Park for a weekend full of fun! Check out the schedule below:

Friday

4pm:  Snake Talk – Have you met our resident reptiles? Join Sarah outside the Lakeview Activity Center as she introduces you to two native Indiana Snakes.

7pmHit the Trails Hike – Meet at the Lakeview Activity Center for a moderate hike that will include trail 2, trail 4 and trail 1.  2 mile hike, 1 hour. A great way to unwind from a hectic week.

 

 

Saturday

11am: Salamander Social Meet Sarah on the Lakeview Activity Center’s amphitheater and we will identify Indiana’s Endangered Snot Otter and make some salamander slime!

3:00p.m:  Old Growth Hike – Meet Chris at Twin Caves parking lot for a beautiful hike through the karst landscape and virgin timber.

 

Sunday

2pm:  Trail 5 Hike – Join Chris at the Lakeview Activity Center for an enjoyable hike around the lake to experience the sights and sounds of nature.  1 mile, rugged.

 

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

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SATURDAY
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Nature Play Day
Let’s get our kids outside!

 

SUNDAY
3:00 PM Don’t Leaf Art Behind
Leaves are the subjects of many pieces of art work. Learn about leaves and how to create a fun piece of art work in the program.
Meet at Lakeview Activity Center.

10:00 PM Full Strawberry Moon
Anthony and Chris, Spring Mill Naturalists, will take you on an evening adventure! One hour, rugged hike. 1.5 miles
Meet at Lakeview Activity Center

 

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

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INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS

Join us this weekend for a whole lot of fun in the beautiful Spring Mill State Park. Come along for some outdoor fun. Oh and BIG news… this weekend is one of the Park’s most popular events AND the kickoff to Mitchell’s Persimmon Festival, the 53rd Annual Tri Kappa Candlelight Tour!

FRIDAY

7:00 PM Persimmon Pride Hike
Kick off the Persimmon Festival and the Tri Kappa Candlelight Tour with a guided hike along the Stagecoach Trail and through the Pioneer Village.
Meet at Oak Ridge Shelter House

 

SATURDAY

11:00 AM Bubble Homes and Fish Farts
Stop by the Lakeview Activity Center to blow bubbles and learn how animals use bubbles in nature!

1:00 PM Creek Stomp
Meet Gail to explore the Park’s creek bed for macroinvertebrate. Bring your water shoes or just go barefoot!
Meet at the Village Ordinary

4:00 PM – 9:00 PM Candlelight Tour
Walk the Pioneer Village by candlelight and learn a little more about how life was in the 1800’s.

 

SUNDAY

10:00 AM Cave River Valley Hike
The property that Spring Mill manages in Washington County is full of history! Prepare to get your feet wet as we hike down to the valley! Bring water and get ready for this 2.5 hour, rugged hike.
Meet at the Donaldson parking lot to carpool to the Valley

2:00 PM Trail 7 Hike
Join Chris for a leisurely hike to enjoy the colorful splendor of Fall!
Meet at the Tulip Poplar Shelter House

 

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WINTER HIKE

Meet Anthony at Oak Ridge Shelter to take in the beauty of winter at Spring Mill with an easy hike. Learn how the animals and plants adapt to winter. 1 hour hike 1.75 miles.

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

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WINTER WELLNESS HIKE

Embrace winter with a cool hike around the lake.

Meet Lakeview Activity Center. Trail 5. Rugged.

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

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Visit Midwest Trail Rides for the Annual Spring Wild Flower Weekend.

-Listen to the Kieth Swinney Band
-Take a trail ride through the Hoosier National Forest
-Enjoy delicious dinner meals at the MTR Outpost

…. and SO MUCH MORE!

Call 812-834-6686 to make your reservation.

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STREAM STROLL

What’s swimming in the streams at Spring Mill State Park? Get your feet wet and search for water bugs with Sarah! Bring water shoes!
Meet at the Village Ordinary

*Gate Fees May Apply*
For more information, contact the Park Office at (812)849-3534.

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TURTLE SHELL ART

Turtle shells are a protective covering for our reptile friends, but they also can be beautiful pieces of artwork. Visit Spring Mill State Park to learn about these creative creatures and make some creative patterns!
Meet in the Lakeview Activity Center

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