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Free Spots on the Crawford County Adventure Trail!

You don’t have to spend tons of money to check-in and earn prizes on our Crawford County Adventure Pass! Check out this list of FREE spots to explore in Crawford County, IN! 

  • Yellow Birch Ravine Noted for its rugged beauty, this 441 acre state nature preserve south of Taswell will delight the nature lover. The moist ravine bottoms are dominated by beeches and maples. Yellow birches and hemlocks grow along the edges of the limestone bluffs. Mountain laurel, more typical of the Appalachian region, also grows here.
  • Hemlock Cliffs Hemlock Cliffs is a box canyon of special beauty in Southern Indiana. A cool climate, sandstone rock formations, and seasonal waterfalls are responsible for the unique trees and plants that grow here. The area features sandstone rock outcrops, overhangs, cliffs, rock shelters, and ravines. Much of the sandstone is “Honeycombed” by weathering of iron ores. Springs, small caves, and subterranean drainage conduits are in the underlying Glen Dean Limestone. Archaeological excavations indicate Native American occupation as early as 10,000 years ago. The head of the canyon is a large, semi circular rock shelter, which undoubtedly provided cover and defense to the early occupants of this area. A one-mile hiking trail leads you down into the canyon under a lush canopy of large trees and past high seasonal waterfalls. Parts of the trail are steep and slippery when wet, so use caution. It could take two leisurely hours to complete the loop. A one-mile hiking trail leads you down into the canyon under a lush canopy of large trees, through rock shelters, and past high seasonal waterfalls. Parts of the trail are steep and slippery when wet, so use caution. It could take two leisurely hours to complete the loop.
  • Milltown Canoe Walk Walk through scenic downtown Milltown and view the magnificent canoe art display. The canoes mark historical sites around downtown Milltown.
  • Legendary Shoe Tree Visit this unique attraction and attempt to add your shoes to the hundreds already dangling there. Local lore claims that Larry Bird’s basketball shoes hang there! Don’t miss this one!
  • Lock and Dam Historical Park Situated in Old Town Leavenworth, this relaxing and nostalgic park is the site of old Dam and Lock No. 44. Visitors can see remnants from the days when the lock and dam was operating. Bank fishing and picnicking facilities are available. Its launching ramp provides public access to the Ohio River.

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