Posts Tagged: outdoor activities Grant County Indiana

Cardinal Greenway

Enjoy biking, hiking, or jogging along the beautiful portion of the Cardinal Greenway rail-trail project in Grant County. Major trailheads with parking are located in Marion behind Westwood Square on Miller Avenue between 2nd and 6th Streets, at Hogin Park at Valley Avenue and 14th Street, and in Jonesboro/Gas City at the intersection of SR 22/35 and Water Street, just east of SR 15. The trail funs for 17 miles through Jonesboro, Gas City, Marion, Sweetser, and Converse. No motorized vehicles allowed on trail.

Christmas in July at the Mississinewa Lake

Join us as we celebrate Christmas in July!  We’ll also celebrate Smokey Bear’s birthday with fun events. Campsite decorating contest, sand sculpture, water games, and more. Call us for details.

Eagle Watch at the Salamonie

‘Eagle Watch’.  Meet at 3pm for a short Indiana eagle overview.  We’ll caravan to the eagle roost – small amount of walking involved.  Fill your gas tank and dress for the weather.  Bring your binoculars, cameras and spotting scopes – we’ll watch the bald eagles fly in for the night.  All roosting, foraging and nesting sites are protected by federal law. Friends of the Upper Wabash Interpretive Services will have hot dogs and hot drinks available for free-will donation – all proceeds benefit the Raptor Center at Salamonie. Registration required 260-468-2127. Free program.

Full Moon Hike

Hike by the light of the moon! We’ll meet at the Salamonie Interpretive Center. Dress for the weather – the hike is approximately one mile. Advance registration required by calling 260-468-2127. $3 per person.

Grant County’s Garfield Trail

Fairmount Indiana is the hometown of Jim Davis, creator of the comic strip Garfield. And Jim Davis’ and Garfield’s presence continue to be felt throughout east central Indiana with Grant County’s Garfield Trail. Visit twelve unique statues of America’s favorite lasagna-loving fat cat, Garfield. Located in Marion, Indiana and surrounding Grant County cities, the statues each measure approximately five feet in height and depict Jim Davis’s Garfield in fun costumes or situations. Taking a trip along the Garfield trail is a great family activity and presents a number of fun photo opportunities. The Cool Cat Garfield statue in Fairmount, Indiana and… Read more »

Green Acres Campground

Open year round. Conveniently located just off of State Road 18.13 RV sites with water, electricity, and sewage.  Primitive camping available as well. Shady pull through sites. Quiet and relaxing campground featuring fishing pond, large campfire pits, firewood, bathrooms, showers and more.  Check out the Memorial Day Weekend or Labor Day Weekend annual music festivals, or many of the other festivals they have every camping season. Great place for winter campers.

Second Saturdays at the Salamonie

Build a shelter and take a beginners class on successfully surviving in the outdoors. Indoor and outdoor activities. $5 per person.  Pre-Registration requested. We’ll meet at the Interpretive Center. Event fulfills requirements for various Scout groups.