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A Visit to Spring Mill Indiana State Park

Indiana State Park Travel Guide

by Paul R. Wonning


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Spring Mill State park provides a family friendly vacation destination with some great hiking and wonderful picnicking. It also provides a unique glimpse into Indiana history with the operating gristmill and pioneer village. This Indiana State Park also maintains a memorial to local astronaut, Gus Grissom.Nestled in southern Indiana's hills, Spring Mill State Park has everything you expect in an Indiana State Park. It also boasts some extras you might not expect. This Indiana State Park travel guide describes all the amenities of this popular historic state park. History comes alive at the pioneer village and gristmill that are open during the summer season for visitors to see. It also includes many of the attractions of nearby Bedford, Indiana and Mitchell, Indiana.Spring Mill State Park boasts a cave boat tour, pioneer village, a water powered gristmill and saw mill and an extensive memorial to Indiana astronaut and hero, Gus Grissom. Grissom is from nearby Mitchell, Indiana and the memorial boasts many artifacts, photos and stories from his military, test pilot and astronaut career. The Indiana history represented at Spring Mill ranges from rustic frontier life to America's beginning explorations of the final frontier, outer space.Like all Indiana State Parks, this Spring Mill is rich in hiking, boating, camping and fishing opportunities. Guests at the campground or in the cabins will experience a family friendly vacation that all ages can enjoy. Spring Mill Inn provides comfortable rooms and a restaurant for those wanting digs that are more conventional.The ten miles of hiking trails offer a variety of habitat. These habitats include lakefront hiking and deep forestland. Spring Mill Lake has boat ramps for those wishing to fish or just tool around the lake. Anglers may also ply their lines from the banks. Indiana history, camping, fishing and hiking combine to create a wonder family vacation experience.The Indiana State Park Travel Guide Series will encompass all the family friendly Indiana State Parks. Indiana's State Park system is one of the finest in the United States. With great hiking trails, history, and nature, there is something for everyone at an Indiana State Park.

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Mossy Feet Books
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Indiana State Park Travel Guide


Paul R. Wonning (Author)

Gardening, history and travel seem an odd soup in which to stew one's life, but Paul has done just that. A gardener since 1975, he has spent his spare time reading history and traveling with his wife. He gardens, plans his travels and writes his b...

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