Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge

Today I added a new item to my favorite places list. Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge is a fantastic place. It’s in southern Indiana, just east of Seymour, on Highway 50.

Not only is it well maintained, but it’s really educational. There’s an old farm that has been restored with a house and a barn. The restoration was done by volunteers in the 1990’s. The farm was owned and occupied by the Meyer family from the 1880’s until the Refuge was created in 1966.

  

There are information stations all over the refuge, including these at the farm. The house is open as a museum.

The wildlife can be seen on an interpretive auto tour (pick up a brochure at the entrance to get the full experience) and along hiking trails.

And speaking of trails, there is a children’s discovery trail and one that is paved  which makes it wheelchair accessible. The trails are easy, fairly level with gravel and grass pathways. And in the marshy areas, they provide boardwalks.

I spent the whole morning wandering around, soaking up history and wildlife knowledge. Definitely a place to go many times again.

Then in the afternoon all the hiking of the past few days hit me. I was tired of driving so I stopped at a campground and took a nap. Am I getting THAT old?!

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