Join guided hikes or explore Turkey Run and Shades State Parks on your own for National Trails Day, June 2.
“It is no secret these are two of the best locations for hiking trails,” park naturalist Aaron Douglass said. “Whether you’ve hiked these parks countless times or you’ve never been hiking before, June 2 is the day to visit.”
Visitors can earn prizes based on miles hiked. Volunteers and employees will help visitors calculate mileage. The more miles, the better the prizes.
Visitors up for a rugged adventure can try one of the new hiking challenges. Turkey Run hosts the “5-Mile Challenge,” which takes hikers around the outer loop of the Rocky Hollow-Falls Canyon Nature Preserve. Shades hosts the “6-Ravine Challenge,” which zig-zags up and down the steep ravines in the middle of the park.
Turkey Run State Park (stateparks.IN.gov/2964.htm) is at 8121 East Park Road Marshall, 47859.