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.