On a recent trip up to Lake Ontario, we visited one of our favorite nature preserves in the area known as the El Dorado Coastal Preserve. This preserve sits at the eastern end of Lake Ontario in Ellisburg, NY (about 22 miles south of Watertown, NY and Sackets Harbor, NY). El Dorado is owned by... Continue Reading →
This past weekend brought us to Indiana University’s Bradford Woods for orienteering. Bradford Woods is an interesting place. The land was settled in the 1850s, by Joseph and Martha Bradford. Their family discovered a type of sand that could be used to create steel molds in the late 1800s and began mining and selling the... Continue Reading →
Eagle Creek Birding
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 →
Parks in and around Indianapolis, IN – Part 2
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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The online Indianapolis Monthly had a piece last week on biking the Cardinal Greenway. If you are not familiar with this trail, it is 62 miles long and is the longest rail trail in Indiana, starting in Marion and going all the way to Richmond. The trail goes through several towns, and the Cardinal Greenway... Continue Reading →
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 →
Indiana has awarded round 2 funding for the Next Level Trails Grant. Several trails in Hendricks county will be getting money for expansion. B&O Trail Association was recently awarded $4,583,050 the Next Level Trails program, which will go toward adding 6 more miles of trails linking to the section of the B&O trail being built... Continue Reading →
Fern Cliff Nature Preserve
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 →