Pioneer Village

Pioneer Village

Enjoy a night of soothing Jazz Music from Craig Brenner at the Spring Mill Inn.

Brenner will be bringing percussion instruments and invite people to play along with him. During his performance he will present the history of the park and tell us about Hoosier composers and musicians.

Pioneer Village

SPRING MILL AND ITS RAILROADS:
A MISMATCH MADE IN CINCINNATI

SPEAKER: DAVID NORD, PROFESSOR EMERITUS

In the 1850’s Hoosiers were crazy for railroads. Hundreds of miles of tracks were laid down across Indiana in just a few years. Two Lines were build through Lawrence County, very close to Spring Mill Village. The New Albany and Salem R.R. passed a couple of miles to the west. The Ohio and Mississippi R.R. skirted the north rim of the Spring Mill canyon, just a few hundred yards from the Mill. Hoosiers loved their R.R. and the R.R. sometimes loved them back, but not always. This Presentation – with photos, maps and documents – is about how Spring Mill and Lawrence County, and Indiana came to terms with the railroad age. The story is complex sometimes quite positive and always fascinating. But for Spring Mill it is not a story that ends well.

$50.00
For reservations, please call (812)849-4508.

Pioneer Village

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

Pioneer Village

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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