Clegg Gardens is a little-known destination with several well-maintained trails that explore ravines and stream banks adjacent to Wildcat Creek.
Though many of the trees sport labels, it isnít really an artificial garden; most of the plants appear to have sprung up naturally. Habitats include deep woods, oak savanna, and gravel hill prairie, the latter quite rare in Indiana.
Expect to see numerous wildflowers, birds, scenic views of Wildcat Creek, and lots of stairs and steep paths, some of gravel. A busy curving road separates the gardens from the parking area Ė be careful when crossing. Admission is free; hours are 10-sunset daily.
Tippecanoe County. From I-65 Exit 175, go south 0.2 miles on IN 25 to 200N, then left 1.5 miles to 400E, then right 0.2 miles to the lot on the left.
North 40 26.683 West 86 49.693
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Habeck: Wild Indiana; Page 65
McPherson: Indiana Best Hikes; Page 185