The Explorer Magazine Summer 2018 - Page 3

PARK GUIDE McCLOUD NATURE PARK 8518 Hughes Rd. North Salem, IN 46165 Nature Center: (765) 676-5437 NEW! Weather Hotline: (317) 718-6111 Park email: mccloudnp@hcparks.net PARK AMENITIES • 232 acres of woods, glacial ravines, prairie and creek • 6 ½ miles of well-marked nature trails • Fishing and wading in Big Walnut Creek • Nature Center • Interactive exhibits • Restored 100+ year-old iron truss bridge • Bird viewing room and resource library • Weekly nature programs • Picnic pavilion with tables • Arboretum • Observable live honeybee habitat • Wetland habitat with boardwalk and observation decks NATURE CENTER HOURS March – Oct.: Wed. to Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun. 1-5 p.m. Nov – Feb: Fri. & Sat. 10a.m.-4 p.m., Sun 1-4 p.m. PARK HOURS Dawn to dusk Admission: Free DIRECTIONS TO MCCLOUD NATURE PARK FROM DANVILLE: North on SR 39. Northwest on SR 236 to CR 500N. West on CR 500N to SR 75 (500N ends). Straight on SR 75 ½ mile to Hughes Road. Drive 1 ¼ miles on Hughes Road to park entrance. SODALIS NATURE PARK TO MCCLOUD NATURE PARK FROM BROWNSBURG SR 136 west to SR 39. South on SR 39 to CR 500 North. West on CR 500N to SR 75 (500N ends). Straight on SR 75 ½ mile to Hughes Road. Drive 1 ¼ miles on Hughes Road to park entrance. er Photo by Dennis Wagon in cooperation with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service 7700 S. CR 975 E Plainfield, IN 46168 HCP&R office phone: (317) 718-6188 NEW! Weather Hotline: (317) 718-6111 HCP&R office email: hcparks@hcparks.net PARK AMENITIES • • • • • • • • • 210 acres of woods and reforestation areas 3 ½ miles of well-marked nature trails Nature programs for all ages 5 ½-acre pond Fishing (catch-and-release only) Wildlife viewing platform ADA accessible fishing pier ADA accessible picnic area Park is a protected area for the endangered Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis) PARK HOURS Dawn to dusk Admission: Free Development of the park was made possible through the collaborative efforts of: DIRECTIONS TO SODALIS NATURE PARK FROM PLAINFIELD: South on SR 267 to CR 750S. East on CR 750S to S CR 975E. South on S CR 975E to park entrance. VANDALIA TRAIL in cooperation with the National Road Heritage Trail Association Trailheads located in Amo & Coatesville HCP&R office phone: (317) 718-6188 NEW! Weather Hotline: (317) 718-6111 HCP&R office email: hcparks@hcparks.net TRAIL AMENITIES • • • • • Approx. 4 ½ miles of paved trail Great for mountain biking, hiking and running Equestrian trail runs parallel to running trail Scenic route featuring wooded and open areas Modern restrooms and bike pump stations at both trailheads TRAIL HOURS Dawn to dusk Admission: Free DIRECTIONS TO COATESVILLE TRAILHEAD FROM DANVILLE: West on 36. South on SR 75. West on Main Street. South onto Milton Street. East on Railroad Street. Park at marked trailhead on north side of street. TO AMO TRAILHEAD FROM DANVILLE: West on 36. South on S CR 450W. West onto W CR 300S. South on CR 475W which becomes W CR 425S. South on S CR 500W which becomes Pearl Street. West on Railroad Street. Park at marked trailhead on south side of street. For park maps and rules, please visit our website: www.HendricksCountyParks.org Summer 2018 • 3