Turkey Run State Park Things to Do

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    Rocky Hollow (trail #3)

    by Toughluck Updated May 3, 2007

    We choose a day that overcast and cool. Lots of moisture in the air. We headed down to the suspension bridge and over Sugar Creek. Trail #3 heads up Rocky Hollow. It's wide with plenty of room off to one side or the other for the trail. But ----- and it's a big'en. But around the 2nd or 3rd bend, the canyon narrows and you're walking in the water or slipping off stones as you go. It winds it's way through the narrowest point of the Hollow and slowly begins to climb out.

    -----At the top, the trail joins with Trail #4. #4 goes along this same branch of the water, and crosses up stream to lead back down to Sugar Creek by the 'Narrows' Covered Bridge. I've not been that way.

    Three continues through the uplands, where the trail is dry, wide and plenty of open space (although wooded) to see greater distances.

    Trail #3 is 1.7 miles (2.7 km) and returns through the "ladders" and back along Sugar Creek.

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    Sunset Point

    by Toughluck Updated May 3, 2007

    Sunset Point offers a beautiful view down Sugar Creek. On a summer's day, you'll find canoes and inner tubes carrying kids of all ages down the river. But come late evening as the sun slowly sets, it's rays sweep up river, highlighting treetops and river bluffs in a red/yellow glow. The river is quiet then and you can feel alone in the universe. Bring a special friend for a wonderful evening.

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    Turkey Run (trail #6)

    by Toughluck Updated May 3, 2007

    Turkey Run enters Sugar Creek at Sunrise Point. A set of steep rock steps take you down to the creek bottom. Here, the trail winds along the creek, between steep sandstone walls. Trees on the canyon rim, blocking out the sun. Down here, the sounds of water and the chittering of birds is all you'll hear. There are several spots where you'll have to leap over the creek or find stepping stone for the trail twists back and forth from one bank to the other, seeking enough walking space to keep your feet out of the water.

    Trail #6 is listed as 0.5 miles (0.8 km) and moderate to rugged'

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    Saddle Barn

    by Toughluck Updated May 3, 2007

    Saddlebarns are open daily from Memorial Day Weekend through mid-August; then at least on weekends through October.

    Open: daily (9 am to 5 pm) March 19 – November 4
    Price: $10.00 1 mile ride
    $14.00 4 mile ride

    $4.00 parent-assisted pony ride (under age 8) $4.00 hayride
    Note: Reservations recommended. No credit cards accepted.

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    Col. Lieber Memorial (Trail #11)

    by Toughluck Updated May 3, 2007
    Trail #11

    Col. Lieber is the 'father' of the Indiana State Parks. This short half mile (0.8 km) trail crossing the 'Old Highway Bridge' to the memorial.

    Trail #11 is the easiest in the park and only 0.5 miles (0.8 km) long.

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    Lieber Cabin

    by Toughluck Updated May 3, 2007

    Built in the 1840's from Virgin Tulip Trees, some as much as 32" (82 cm) in diameter. This is the oldest cabin in the state.

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