An early morning outing to Eagle Creek to see some birds! It had been unseasonably cold here in Indy, but there was not a cloud in the sky this past weekend, so off we went! The Eagle Creek trails that go around the reservoir are typically well traveled and can get really crowded on nice... Continue Reading →
Great posting from villpower on two of our favorite state parks for camping. Just try and get a reservation this year though!
As if 2020 was not grim enough, 2021 has shifted the gear with COVID-19 infection, at the time of writing, in India to brutal effectiveness. With Iraq, South Africa and Brazil also in death grip of now world infamous Corona virus’s mutated strain, fear and chaos has reigned over rationality and intelligence. Vaccination drives at large, no one still want to forecast what will upcoming time surprised the humankind with. Certain remedy to such grimness is to prepare your body strong, not only externally but internally as well. Have organic homemade food, build your immune system by regular intake of “Ayurvedic” herbal remedies and work-out for release of much essentials endorphins for positive feedback of happiness and relaxation.
With no long travelling plan in sight, We have decided to take on Fitness challenges provided on Indiana DNR (Department of Natural Resources) website marketing beautiful states park in Indiana. Taking on…
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This past March, we took advantage of a mild day and did a quick hike in Blanton Woods. This park was donated to Danville in the early 90s with the stipulation that it would be preserved as a nature park. It is 53 acres with 5+ miles of trails. We hiked the yellow trail, which... Continue Reading →
Saw this story online the other day – Ball State is dedicating Ginn Woods as a state nature preserve. Ginn Woods was purchased by Ball State University in 1970, and it has been maintained in its current pristine state since then. It is Indiana’s second largest old-growth forest (Spring Mill State Park being the largest).... Continue Reading →
It took my a little while to get to this entry, but at the end of January, we visited Big Walnut nature preserve in Putnam Country Indiana. Big Walnut is co-managed by the Nature Conservancy and the Indiana DNR. The conservancy protects 2600 acres and was designated as a national natural landmark in 1985. We... Continue Reading →
Fern Cliff Nature Preserve is in Greencastle, Indiana. It was established as a nature preserve in 1988 and is currently owned by the Nature Conservancy. The trail itself is 1.5 miles and goes across steep sandstone cliffs down into a ravine. In the northern part of the preserve is a sandstone quarry where sand was... Continue Reading →
Last week we took our dogs for a walk on the paved trails (this avoids muddy paws!) at the Washington Township Park in Avon, IN. We’ve been to this park a few times, but this is our first post. The park itself covers 160 acres, and you can find open green spaces, wooded and paved... Continue Reading →
Last week we visited the Muscatatuck Wildlife Refuge Park. Do not get this confused with the Muscatatuck County Park, which is nearby. The refuge is run by the US Fish & Wildlife Service and was established 50 years ago to preserve the wetlands and habitat for migrating waterfowl. It is well known as a birding... Continue Reading →
A few weeks ago, we ventured out to McCloud Nature Park for a brief hike and to do the maze. We've blogged about McCloud before here. Guess what animal the maze was this year! Ssssss!
We recently went for a walk through the Crown Hill Cemetery in Indy. If you are not familiar with Crown Hill, it was dedicated in 1864, and a national cemetery was established on the grounds in 1866 for soldiers killed during the Civil War. Currently, the grounds are 555 acres with 25 miles of paved... Continue Reading →