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New Nature Walk: Year-Long Programs at Conner Prairie Park

Jul 03, 2013 10:52PM

The Conner Prairie Interactive History Park, in Fishers, has a new a way for families to explore and learn the wonders and importance of nature and the environment— a half-mile-plus roundtrip nature walk. Also, the 800-acre facility invites the public to take advantage of many other new activities, programs and exhibits during the rest of its 2013 Year of Nature.

The nature walk encompasses a gravel path that begins in the heart of the outdoor historic areas and winds through a forest and along the top of a levee that is flanked by woods, farmland, prairie and the White River. Participants, that are encouraged to bring binoculars and magnifying glasses, will encounter a variety of plant and animal life; learn how land was used in the past by Native Americans and William Conner, and how it is used today; and obtain a magnificent view of the prairie and migrating birds from an elevated observation deck.

Walkers are also recommended to wear walking shoes or boots as there are moderately steep areas; it is strongly advised that strollers, wheelchairs and other wheeled vehicles not be used on the trail.

Other current interactive exhibits at the park include TreeHouses: Look Who’s Living in the Trees! and Heritage Breeds: The Animals of Conner Prairie. 

Admission (which includes nature walk): $15/adults, $14/ seniors, $10/youth (ages 2-12), free for members and children under 2. Location: 13400 Allisonville Rd. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues.-Sun., through October. For more information, call 317-776-6006 or visit ConnerPrairie.org.
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