Enjoy shaded trails through a beautiful old-growth forest, restored pioneer village, and a working grist mill over 200 years old. The trail also goes by streams, sinkholes, caves, and around a lake

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This event is held inside a state park that has a required entrance fee.


Spring Mill State Park

Year Round Walk

SN: 122612 - 2023 / Y1325

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200-year old mill in the historic Spring Mill Village
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Donaldson Cave and spring along the route.
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Garden and mill in the Village
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when is the event

From Sun, Jan 1st, 2023 to Dec 31st, 2023

Start box available: 8AM - 4PM

Physical start box and Online start box (OSB) option

where is the event

Mitchell, Indiana

WARNING: The map pin is for reference only and may not accurately indicate the start box location or the event start.

reasons to do the event

Special programs

Walking with America's Veterans

CC: Lawrence County


Special programs that are applicable to all events or all walks are not shown to reduce clutter.

Event comments

Entrance fee to the State Park is $7.00 for Indiana vehicles and $9.00 for out of state vehicles. The Indiana Volkswalk Association has an award for our State Park walks that includes a pewter photo award and then a bar for each state park walked. These awards are available for sale in the walk box.

conditions for the event

Rating: 3C, Distance: 5, 10km

Restrooms: Yes

Pets: Yes

Strollers: No

Wheelchairs: No

Event information

Daily, dawn to dusk. Carry water. This shaded trail includes uneven paths, stairs and inclines. It passes through an old growth forest, a restored pioneer village and by a grist mill which is over 200 years old. The trail also goes by streams, sinkholes, caves and around a lake. The Inn and restaurant will be closed in 2023 so the box will be moved to the Park Office. No pets are allowed in the village, but an alternate route is available with the directions.

Awards: 'A' Award available

how to get to the event

OSB - First register for the event

The detailed location of, and driving directions to, the event starting point are included in the event directions, downloaded from the Online Start Box (OSB). To plan your travels, please use the map on this page. The POC does not provide event directions nor accept alternate payment methods.

This event also has a physical start box. These are the driving directions:

State Rd 60, Mitchell, IN. On SR 60 approx 18 miles west of Salem and 3.4 miles east of SR37/SR60 junction in Mitchell. The State Parks have a gate fee during the recreation season and occasionally on weekends at other times of the year. There is generally no gate fee from November through March. The walk box is located in the park office

Maps phrase and directions link

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Spring Mill State Park Office

PLEASE do not mix and match between the two registration methods. It will confuse you and the club. Choose one, OSB or PSB, to complete the event.

event sponsor

Bedford Hiking Club (AVA-0453)

Event website: www.bedfordhikingclub.com

point of contact

Click inside the box to send an email to the POC.