Late in the afternoon the Twelve came to him and said, “Send the crowd away so they can go to the surrounding villages and countryside and find food and lodging, because we are in a remote place here.” Luke 9:12 (NIV)
Herrington Manor State Park, Swallow Falls State Park & Sliding Hills scenic rest area
Good luck and Good work for the happy mountain raindrops, each one of them a high waterfall in itself, descending from the cliffs and hollows of the clouds to the cliffs and hollows of the rocks, out of the sky-thunder into the thunder of the falling rivers. John Muir
Raymondskill Falls & Dingmans’s Falls area
As long as I live, I’ll hear waterfalls and birds and winds sing. I’ll interpret the rocks, learn the language of flood, storm, and the avalanche. I’ll acquaint myself with the glaciers and wild gardens, and get as near the heart of the world as I can. John Muir
To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment. ~Jane Austen
“I can enjoy society in a room; but out of doors, nature is company enough for me.” William Hazlitt
Who may climb the mountain of the Lord? Who may stand in his holy place? Psalm 24:3 (NIV)
Matthiessen State Park & Starving Rock State
“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” Albert Einstein
Superior National Forest, Minnesota
Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end. So I concluded there is nothing better than to be happy and enjoy ourselves as long as we can. Ecclesiastes 3:11-12 (NLT)
“Success is a journey, not a destination.” — Ben Sweetland
“One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.” — William Shakespeare
I saw pictures of waterfalls at this park and have now tried three times to find them. I’m beginning to think they don’t exist. But this is a beautiful park and has challenging trails. Don’t go in the summer, the mosquitoes will carry you away.
I found a great campground right in the center of historic Corydon Indiana. Corydon was the home of the first state capital in Indiana.
My site is situated right along a stream, very beautiful here, clean showers and nice people. I couldn’t ask for more.
For many years this state park has been one of my favorites. I have camped here over the past two decades and hiked even longer. I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to camp here again as I will be working in this county. Clifty Falls is located in historic Madison, along the Ohio River.
The park has many challenging trails, my favorite was trail two. Unfortunately this trail has been closed for many years after damage from a storm. Trail two runs through the Clifty Creek stream bed and ends at Big Clifty Falls and while the trail is officially closed people still venture out to play in the waterfalls.
This park is rich in history, both natural and cultural, definitely one of the jewels of Indiana. If you ever visit Indiana you might also check out Spring Mill State Park, Turkey Run State Park, Mounds State Park and The Dunes State Park, each has a distinctive history and geography. Unfortunately I doubt I will cover them in this blog as my plans don’t include these parks.