2020 Hike #25 on June 7th at McCloud Nature Park in Hendricks County Indiana

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General Info

McCloud Nature Park is a Hendricks County, Indiana Park. It is located at 8518 Hughes Rd, North Salem, IN 46165.

Featuring an interactive Nature Center with interpretive exhibits, interactive computers, bird watching, and a 100-year-old iron truss bridge over Big Walnut Creek, McCloud Nature Park allows visitors to reconnect with nature. Visitors can go on a leisurely stroll down hiking trails amid expansive prairie land, a diverse wildlife population, crystal-clear creeks and through glacial ravines. This 232-acre nature park includes trails for with hiking, year-round nature center programs, art gallery and a historic iron bridge.

Click here for a map of the park.

My visit

Sadie and I chose to visit McCloud Nature Park on a beautiful Sunday morning. I have visited the park once before. The park has many trails that are pretty easy. The main attraction of the park is the old iron truss bridge which is over Big Walnut Creek. The park has many wildflowers. When I visited the park in August of 2019, there were many more wildflowers in bloom than there were this visit. I would recommend waiting until August because it will be prettier then. If you are interested in seeing the photos from my first visit, click here. Scroll down to see the pics from this visit.