Hiking club planning walk at state forest


The Bedford Hiking Club is sponsoring a scenic walk April 21 at Jackson-Washington State Forest off of State Road 250 just east of Brownstown.

The walk is part of a Volkswalk series of 5- and 10-kilometer walks showcasing some of Indiana’s most scenic landscapes. A 10K walk is approximately 6.2 miles.

Walkers are asked to sign in for the walk between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. April 21, and they should be finished by 4 p.m. Sign-in for the walk is at the White Oak Shelter House adjacent to the forest office.

Several unique features make this walk of interest. It winds through an old Civilian Conservation Corps camp, where walkers can admire the stonework of those early masons.

The walk crosses a long boardwalk through a marsh and has views of two lakes, following the shoreline of one and across the dam. The area has high, narrow ridges with long views of the forest and valleys below. Most trails are easy to moderate, but there are some short steep sections. Wildflowers are in bloom along the trail, and a checkpoint along the way offers refreshments.

Information: Teena Ligman at 812-278-0139 or [email protected]

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