One of the first trails established at MGBS, abundant spring wildflowers, spring fed creek, wet woods meadow, gentle hills, mature forest

Quick Trail Description

One of the first trails established at MGBS, abundant spring wildflowers, spring fed creek, wet woods meadow, gentle hills, mature forest.

Length of Trail

Approximately .75 mile

Detailed Trail Description

This trail was established by Miss Edna Banta who was the first naturalist at McCormick’s Creek State Park in Indiana. She dedicated many years as resident naturalist and caretaker of the Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary during its early years.

    • The trailhead for Wildflower Trail is on the north side of the entrance lane coming into MGBS. To reach the trailhead, park in the main parking area and then walk back up the lane, cross the road bridge and continue an additional 30 yards to the trail sign on the left.
    • This meadow portion crosses the creek with several footbridges before it ascends a small hill and then returns to cross the creek one last time.
    • Crossing the largest footbridge of this trail, the hiker climbs a ridge and enters fairly mature forest. The trail then circles to the left as a short connector trail (to Beech Trail) branches off to the right.
    • The trail borders old pine forest and then enters the campground.
    • Keep walking straight through the campground to find the entrance lane at the road bridge.

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The Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary is owned and operated by theIndiana Audubon Society.

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Contact Amy or Carl Wilms at carl.wilms@indianaaudubon.org or by phone 765-827-5109.

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