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Photo by Brad Poreda

PARK GUIDE

Weather Hotline ( 317 ) 718-6111
Photo by Greg Midgley
McCLOUD NATURE PARK
8518 Hughes Rd . • North Salem , IN Nature Center : ( 765 ) 676-5437 Park email : mccloudnp @ hcparks . net
PARK AMENITIES
• 232 acres of woods , glacial ravines , prairie , and creek
• 6-1 / 2 miles of well-marked nature trails ( gravel and natural surfaces )
• Fishing and wading in Big Walnut Creek
• Nature Center with interactive exhibits
• Restored 100 + year-old truss bridge
• Regular nature programs
• Picnic pavilion with tables and grills , available for rental
• Arboretum
• Observable live honeybee hives in the summer
• Wetland habitat with boardwalk and observation decks
VANDALIA TRAIL
Trailheads located in Amo & Coatesville 5042 South St . • Amo , IN 7963 Main St . • Coatesville , IN
in cooperation with the National Road Heritage Trail Association
TRAIL AMENITIES
• 4.1 miles of paved trail
• Great for biking , hiking , running , and walking
• Scenic route featuring wooded and open areas
• Modern restrooms and water fountains at both trailheads ( April through October )
• Bicycle pump and repair stations at both trailheads year-round
• Equestrian trail runs parallel to paved trail
W . S . GIBBS MEMORIAL PARK
4521 Gibbs Road • Danville , IN
PARK AMENITIES
• 70 acres of woods , prairie , and creek
• Two ponds totaling 5-1 / 2 acres
• ADA-accessible dock on one pond
• Over 2 miles of trails ( gravel and natural surfaces )
• Two ADA-accessible pavilions with picnic tables and grills , available for rental
• 18-hole disc golf course
• Nature-themed playground
• Nature play area
• Picnic areas
• Observation / sledding hill
NATURE CENTER HOURS
May – Oct .: Wed . to Sat . 10 a . m . to 4 p . m ., Sun . 1-5 p . m .
Nov – April : Fri . & Sat . 10 a . m . to 4 p . m .
ALL PROPERTIES ARE FREE TO ENJOY AND ARE OPEN FROM DAWN TO DUSK DAILY .
NEED ASSISTANCE ? HCP & R office phone : ( 317 ) 718-6188 • HCP & R office email : hcparks @ hcparks . net
FOR PARK MAPS AND RULES , please visit our website : HendricksCountyParks . org
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