Hiking

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!

Hiking

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.

Hiking

Celebrate National “Walk in the Park” Day at Spring Mill. Walk with volunteer, Tony, along the creek to take a look at the beautiful sights in Spring Mill. There’s no better way to spend a day, than spending it outside. * Wear comfortable clothing – the hike is rugged.

Meet at the Sycamore Shelter House.

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Bring the kids over to Spring Mill to play some fun games. It’s your choice – Bingo or Nature Scavenger Hunt? Complete a game, and you get a prize! We love prizes.

Meet at the Lakeview Activity Center.

When you have finished, there’s no reason to head out right away. If the weather is nice, take the family on a hike around the lake or have a nice lunch at the Spring Mill Inn.

 

Hiking

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.

Hiking

It’s time to enjoy another full moon! This one is called the “Full Worm Moon.” Listen to Anthony tell you all about it, as you take a unique hike by moonlight along Trail 3. The trail will be rugged. Dress accordingly.

Meet a the front patio at the Spring Mill Inn.

Hiking

An equinox only happens twice a year. It marks the beginning of Fall and Spring seasons. Celebrate the coming of the Spring season by taking a hike around the lake at Spring Mill State Park with Tony. Learn fun facts about the lake and the equinox while you enjoy the nice weather.

Meet at the Lakeview Activity Center

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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.

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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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For Women’s History Month, Spring Mill would like to honor a special hero that is close to the hearts of those in Lawrence County. Clara Barton is the founder of the American Red Cross and she spent some of her time right here in our area. We won’t tell you too much information. You will have to check it out yourself when you take this moderate hike to the Red Cross Cabin. Meet at the Lakeview Activity Center.