To deliver on the bold claim that visiting these properties will make you smarter, and happier, we’ve chosen from our longer list of preserves offer 10 sure-fire recommendations. We'd love to hear from you--let us know how we did by sharing your experience in the comment section of the preserve page after your visit.
Kankakee Sands is a large prairie-savanna complex that spans the boundary of Indiana and Illinois.
Ever thought of doing research in ten ecosystems at once? You can!
Dazzling scenic preserve situated among the rolling hills and steep Walnut Creek valley.
Birds, reptiles, mammals and rolling hills. You won't want to miss the chance to visit these woods!!
Look for Great Blue Herons, a variety of hawks, turtles, blue-spotted salamanders, old-growth forests, wildflowers, and the tranquil Fish Creek.
A slice of nature in the heart of a rapidly developing and thriving community in central Indiana.
There's so much to see you may need more than one day to see what this small preserve has to offer.
High-quality forest spanning ridge tops, ravines and upland areas.
The Rabbit Hash Trail is 2.5 miles of solitude on the outskirts of Louisville, Kentucky.
Here you'll find the largest unfragmented blocks of bottomland hardwood forest in Indiana.