Why You Should Visit
Amidst the fast-growing community of Fishers is an area blooming with biodiversity. Dedicated as a State Nature Preserve in 1983 and owned by the Town of Fishers, Ritchey Woods in Hamilton County is a quick trip for those living in or around the Indianapolis area wanting to stretch their legs and enjoy the beauty of the great outdoors.
Surrounded by residential areas, corporations and an airport, Ritchey Woods was purchased in order to save and protect the biodiversity found at the site. Due to these factors, pollution, runoff and resultant erosion are large threats to the ecosystems that make up the preserve.
Work done at this preserve is in partnership with the Children's Museum of Indianapolis and the Indiana Division of Nature Preserves.