Turkey Run State Park Off The Beaten Path

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    Portland Arch Nature Preserve

    by Toughluck Written Apr 26, 2007

    North of Turkey Run in Fountain County is Portland Arch Nature Preserve. It is a unique feature for Indiana. The creek has undercut a stone ridge, forming an archway. For more things to see, visit my Fountain County page, a.k.a. Veedersburg, Indiana.

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    The Narrows Bridges

    by Toughluck Updated Apr 25, 2007
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    The east end of the park is where the narrows covered bridge still stands. It's actually a part of the park trail system. It's the connection between trails #4 & 8 on the north side and trails #1 & 2 on the south side of Sugar Creek. Built in 1882, it's in need of some repairs.

    It has been replaced by a concrete arch bridge in the 1960's, which is still used by traffic.

    For more images, see my Turkey Run travelogue on the Narrows and/or my Rockville travelogue on the Narrows.

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    Cox Ford Covered Bridge

    by Toughluck Written Apr 20, 2007
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    At the west end of the park (Cox Ford Road) is an 1905 Burr Arch Covered Bridge. It is on raised abutments to keep it above the flood waters in the spring. Additional height allows trees with roots and limbs sticking out to pass without damaging the bridge.

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    Covered Bridge Capital

    by Toughluck Written Apr 26, 2007
    Phillips Covered Bridge

    If you have the time, see Rockville and some of the other 37 covered bridges in Parke County.

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