Hawthorn Park offers wooded trails and access to the adjacent J.I. Case Wetland Wildlife Refuge.
A paved loop trail leads from the Dogwood shelter house area through a small wood, and then swings by an observation structure that overlooks the wetland area. From here, you can pick up a trail that circles the wetland and connects to a rail-trail running along the northern boundary of the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.
There is little cover along the trail looping the wetland, but lots to see - birds and turtles in the water, and summer wildflowers lining the path.
Water, bathrooms, shelter houses.
Vigo County. From the intersection of US 40 and IN 46, go east 1.0 mile to Hunt St., then north 0.6 miles to Maple Ave., then left 0.6 miles to the marked entrance on the left.
North 39 29.495 West 87 19.474
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Nearby Natural Areas
Habeck: Wild Indiana; Page 94
McPherson: Nature Walks in Southern Indiana; Page 411