Nature Itinerary

  • Wesselman Woods Nature Center – One of Indiana’s few remaining old-growth bottomland hardwood forests, providing habitat for a huge diversity of woodland species, including white-tailed deer, raccoon, rare salamanders, and both resident and migratory birds. A nature preserve is located on-site and includes indoor and outdoor exhibits, wildlife observation areas, multipurpose rooms, and a gift shop.
  • Howell Wetlands – Howell Wetlands is a 35-acre urban wetland showcasing a diversity of wetland habitats that provide homes for beaver, waterfowl, turtles, frogs, and songbirds, among many others. Over two miles of hiking trails lead visitors on trails that extend over a marsh and cypress slough, through a wildflower and grassland prairie, over an oxbow lake, and through a bottomland hardwood forest.
  • Angel Mounds State Historic Site – The regional center and chiefdom for a community of thousands of people of the Middle Mississippian culture from 950 to 1450 A.D., Angel Mounds State Historic Site is nationally recognized as one of the best-preserved prehistoric Native American sites in the United States.
  • Burdette Park and Aquatic Center – Burdette Park is a 140-acre facility offering a wide variety of activities for patrons of all ages to enjoy year-round. Features include the summer Aquatic Center with swimming and diving pool, mega water slides, wading pool, bumper boats and spray park; playgrounds; shelter houses; miniature golf; batting cages; fishing lakes; hiking trails; basketball and tennis courts and more.