Winter Wellness Weekend

Winter Wellness Weekend

Winter doesn't mean you have to stay inside!

January 16 - 18, 2015, shake off cabin fever and enjoy the beauty and fun of winter in Brown County State Park during Winter Wellness Weekend.

Take a hike on one of the two self-guided trails that take you through some of Brown County's most picturesque scenery. Compete in the new Frosty Trails Five Mile that follows horse trails in the Park. Lift your spirit with a number of classes and short workshops with "Warm-UP from Within" at Abe Martin Lodge.

Schedule of Activities and Events

Winter Hike

9:00am Saturday
Cost $1.00
Brown County State Park
Starting points at Nature Center and the Recreational Hall
(812) 988-7303
Hike on one of two self-guided trails. Outdoor equipment and bike demos held at Recreational Hall, sponsored by J.L. Waters and Revolution Bike and Bean Company. Along both routes, DNR interpreters will greet hikers with winter wildlife facts. Local Boy Scout Troop 190 will prepare “s’mores” for a welcomed hiker snack. Hot coffee, tea, and hot chocolate will be available from the Abe Martin Lodge. The scouts can also offer first aid, (blister pads, sunscreen, etc.), doggie snacks, and helpful hiking tips. Donations accepted.
Southern Loop Hike (3.5 miles): Beginning at the Nature Center, hikers begin on a closed park road past breathtaking Hohen point, into Strahl Valley then around Lake Strahl. Return to the Nature Center via Trail #6.

Woodland Hike (2.75 miles): Beginning at the park’s Recreation Building and proceeding through Ogle Hollow Nature Preserve (Trail #5), around Lake Ogle (Trail #7), and returning to the Recreation Building.

Warm UP from Within

Classes all weekend
Cost - TBD
Abe Martin Lodge
(812) 988-9642

Hosted by River Light Yoga, designed to lift your spirit and help you begin your New Year in a stimulating way. The entire event costs one fee. You can attend any or all events as you please. 

Breakfast with the Naturalists

7:00am Saturday
Cost Menu prices
Little Gem Restaurant at Abe Martin Lodge
(812) 988-4418
Hikers get the chance to visit with the Nature Center staff to learn about either trail they choose to hike.  Breakfast buffet is at 7am and hiking begins at 9am.

Frosty Trails Five Mile

Cost $25.00
Brown County State Park
Headquarters at the Lower Shelter
(812) 822-0327
Hosted by the Indiana Running Company, this is a challenging 5.2 mile run.

Hiker’s Lunch Buffet

11:00am - 2:00pm
Cost Menu Prices
Little Gem Restaurant at Abe Martin Lodge
(812) 988-4418
Following the Hike and morning activities, re-energize with some lunch at the Little Gem Restaurant.


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