On Saturday it should start to feel like spring again, and we’ll be doing a local hike at this park on the northeast side of town. This will mostly be a moderate hike, but we’ll see a few hills and likely see some muddy trails.
The hike itself will consist of two routes through the park. We’ll begin with a half-mile walk across the park from where we’ll begin at the Delaware Lake parking lot to the Lawrence Creek trail, which is a 3.6-mile loop. After that trail, anyone who’s ready to call it a day can do so. We’ll then make our way down the street to the Shoen Creek trail and hike about another 3 miles there. Then we’ll return to where we began and overall we’ll cover roughly 7.5 miles.
Admission is $7.
We’ll meet at the parking lot next to Delaware Lake. After passing by the gatehouse, you’ll take the first right you come to and this road will take you back to the parking lot. A map of the park is located here (http://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/files/ftharrison_trail.pdf). Just look for the group of us in the parking lot. There are restrooms located here as well.
After the hike, for those interested, we’ll be grabbing some lunch at the Garrison Restaurant at 6002 Post Road (https://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/inns/ftharrison/dining.html). They have a lunch buffet with a soup and salad bar.
Car Pool Info: Our car pool will be meeting along the west side of Bishop Chatard High School, which is on the corner of Kessler Boulevard and Crittenden Avenue, at 5885 Crittenden Avenue. The parking along the street is free on Saturdays. We’ll meet on the sidewalk at the school entrance front near the corner and be leaving at 9:30am.
Car pool @ 9:30am
Hike @ 10am
Terrain: Moderate overall but with some hills, approximately 7.5 miles
Time: About 3 hours
See you on Saturday,