First Hike of Summer 2013!….Lincoln State Park!

https://www.facebook.com/LincolnStatePark?fref=ts

http://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/2979.htm

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Above is the Facebook Link for the State Park and below is a description taken from the Indiana DNR Website.

Discover the boyhood home of the 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. Among the rolling hills and thick forest, young Lincoln learned many life lessons.  Lincoln State Park offers 10 miles of hiking trails, two scenic lakes, and an interpretive center to help you experience early life of settlers in southern Indiana. Your entire family can enjoy a relaxing time at one of the campgrounds, cabins or group cottages. Tour the Colonel Jones Home, the historic home of the merchant and Civil War officer who employed young Lincoln.

The 1,747-acre park was established in 1932 as a memorial to Lincoln’s mother, Nancy Hanks. The Little Pigeon Creek Baptist Church and Cemetery, located on the property, is where Lincoln’s sister Sarah is buried.

The Civilian Conservation Corps, a national program designed to provide jobs for unemployed young men during the Great Depression, was instrumental in establishing the park’s recreational facilities. These include the CCC-built beautiful Lake Lincoln, Lakeside shelter, boat rental building (formerly a ranger cabin) and many trails.

Sarah Lincoln Woods Nature Preserve is located in the southernmost portion of the park. A visit to Lincoln State Park is like taking a step back in time to when the land was wild and Lincoln was a boy.

I personally have hiked all the trails in the park at least ten times over, but I am taking my girlfriend there for the first time, to show her a good time and enjoy the great outdoors.  I will finally be adding some more hiking pictures to the gallery on this blog, it has been too long!  Hope you enjoy the pictures tomorrow!

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