Seven Pillars Nature Preserve


Seven Pillars of the Mississinewa Nature Preserve offers a woodland walk and ready access to a vantage point affording views of unusual geological formations. It's a pleasant-enough walk in the woods, but the best reason for being in the neighborhood is to view the nearby geological formations (top, left) on the Mississinewa River.


Pillars

In days past, Native Americans used the alcoves formed between columns for council meetings. There is a viewing area along the river, at the intersection of Mississinewa Road and 400 East, about a half mile past the preserve parking lot.


Trails

The preserve trail starts at the parking lot and parallels a small tree-lined creek before veering off, climbing a hill, and continuing further into the woods. The path passes through a small evergreen plantation about a half mile in before looping back toward the entrance.


Directions

Miami County. From the intersection of IN 19 and IN 124, go east 2.5 miles on IN 124, turn right on 300E, then take the next left (Mississinewa Road) 0.8 miles to the parking area on the right.

North 40 43.607 West 86 00.250

DeLorme 33:A9/10


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Facilities

None.


Nearby Natural Areas

Hanging Rock Nature Preserve


References

ACRES Land Trust
Habeck: Wild Indiana; Page 54