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Celebrate National Trails Day

Join the Patoka Lake Watershed Steering Committee and the Hoosier National Forest for a Hike & Learn event on June 1st in celebration of National Trails Day.  This free event will take place from 9am to Noon at the Youngs Creek Trailhead, just south of Paoli on County Road 50 W in the Hoosier National Forest.  Stop by anytime in the morning for activity booths and giveaways for all ages, centered on water quality and forest health.  Guided nature hikes will take place at 10am with Carla Striegel-Winner for watershed ecology/nature, and 11am with Emily Finch for plant ID.  Youth that attend one of the hikes or finish a scavenger hunt, and complete their event checklist will receive a free fishing pole. 

Directions to event: From Paoli, go south on State Road 37.  Turn right onto Beech Grove Road, and continue 0.9 miles.  Turn left onto County Road 50 W, drive 1.2 miles and the shelterhouse will be on your left.  For google maps directions, use this link or enter the GPS coordinates 38.503688, -86.465974. 

No RSVPs needed, but for questions contact Patoka Watershed Coordinator Emily Russell at 812-723-3311 x3, For more information on the Patoka Lake Watershed Steering Committee visit, or follow us on Facebook. Event link:

  • Presented By: Hoosier National Forest
  • Dates: June 1, 2024
  • Phone: 812-275-5987
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Price: free
Celebrate National Trails Day
  • June 1, 2024
  • free