Posts Tagged: hiking

Mar-Brook Campground

Open April 15-October 15. 200 Sites with water and 20 or 30 amp electricity and 115 sites with water, electricity and sewage. Pull through sites, river fishing, fishing lake, hiking trails, swimming pool, bingo, recreation building, arcade, snack bar, 2 playgrounds, horseshoes, basketball, volleyball, miniature golf, laundry, grocery and camping supplies, and dump stations.

Marion’s Mississinewa Riverwalk

Scenic path that follows the Mississinewa River and stretches for 2.25 miles. The walkway begins at Washington Street bridge and 1st Street, and extends through Matter Park, providing a trail system for recreation and physical fitness.  Walk, jog, run, bike, roller-blade – this paved trail is perfect for all types of activity.  Families and children love this trail!

Mississinewa Reservoir

14,386 acres and a 1,100 acre lake.  Mississinewa Lake, one of the three Upper Wabash flood-control reservoirs, offers excellent fishing, hunting  and boating opportunities in the heart of north-central Indiana. In addition to featuring a 400-plus-site campground and family cabins, Mississinewa was the first state property in Indiana to introduce seasonal camping, where visitors can retain a campsite for the entire season in an all-new campground. The expanses of forests, prairies and farmland surrounding the lake provide attractive habitat to a wide variety of wildlife, exhibiting exceptional viewing opportunities for hikers, bird watchers and touring bicyclists. Activities and Facilities Basketball Court, Horseshoes… Read more »

Salamonie Reservoir

11,594 acres and a 2,855 acre lake. This property boasts sixty ponds, marshes and wetlands. The name Salamonie was derived from the Native American word “O-sah-mo-nee,” which means “yellowpaint.” Native Americans made yellow paint from the bloodroot plant which grew in great abundance along the winding banks of the river.  Be sure to visit the nearby Salamonie River State Forest, which encompasses 850 acres and offers many recreational opportunities to its visitors. Activities & Facilities Amphitheatre Basketball Courts Biking Trails  Boating / Launch Ramps/ Marina   Bridle Trails Canoeing/kayaking  Cross-country Skiing – no rental Fishing / Ice Fishing Fishing Pier (open when water… Read more »

Sweetser Switch Trail

The Sweetser Switch Trail is the ideal place for walking, running, bicycling, roller blading and horseback riding. A paved and stoned trail stretches for one mile with beautiful landscaping, benches, shelters, and tables for picnics. The trail includes a 1916 wooden caboose, restored parlor car, and mail car for different recreational events. The Sweetser Switch Trail Pumpkin Walk is held annually in the latter part of October. Located 5 blocks South of State Road 18.