Category: Hikes & Field Trips

  • DNR Relaunches Field Days

    This just in from Mike Homoya, our state botanist/plant ecologist: Back in the 1980s, Indiana DNR’s Division of Nature Preserves used to host a state natural areas conference each year, including speakers and field trips to natural areas—all during a one day time span. For a variety of reasons the Division was unable to continue…

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  • INPAWS Hike: A Walk Through Time on Indiana Dunes

    When: Saturday, July 21, 2012, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time Where: Miller Woods Unit, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Lake County  Leader: Noel B. Pavlovic, U.S. Geological Survey Trail Conditions: Mostly level with a few sandy dune climbs and one crossing on logs (will provide walking stick), about 2 miles long. Mosquitoes and…

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  • INPAWS Hike: Hemlock Cliffs

    Saturday, June 9 – 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – Eastern Daylight Time, Hemlock Cliffs, Crawford County Leader:  Kirk W. Larson, Hoosier National Forest Trail Conditions: The approximately 1-mile trail takes hikers down into the box canyon, through rockshelters and past seasonal waterfalls. Parts of the trail are steep and slippery when wet, especially where the…

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  • INPAWS Hike: Kokiwanee and Hathaway Preserves

    Saturday, May 5, 2012 – 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Kokiwanee and Hathaway Preserves, Wabash County, IN Leader: Dave Hicks, Manchester College Trail Conditions:  Mostly level, but with some short, steep sections What To See:  These two sites, owned by the ACRES Land Trust, border the Salamonie and Ross Run gorges, which were cut by the…

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  • INPAWS Hike: Spring Ephemerals of Fort Harrison State Park

    Saturday, April 14, 2012    10 a.m.—12:30 p.m. – Eastern Daylight Time Fort Harrison State Park, Marion County, Indiana Leader: Perry Scott Trail Conditions: We’ll hike for about 2.5 miles with some hills and stairs and possible muddy spots. Bugs should not be a problem. What To See:  A fine display of spring wildflowers in the…

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  • Hike Morgan-Monroe State Forest October 15

    Join INPAWS for a day in the woods… Saturday, October 15, 2011 – 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Eastern Time Morgan-Monroe State Forest: Low Gap Trail, Sweedy Hollow Nature Preserve, Morgan County, Indiana Leaders: John Bacone, IDNR Division of Nature Preserves Trail Conditions: Somewhat rugged; approx. 3 miles long. What To See:  This portion of…

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