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Turkey Run State Park offers unique winter hiking experience

"Ice hikes" planned in January and February
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Posted at 6:41 PM, Dec 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-17 18:41:39-05

MARSHALL — Get your hiking shoes and boot spikes on. Turkey Run State Park is offering guided "ice hikes" on Saturdays in January and February.

The park is located about 60-miles west of Indianapolis and is known for its rugged terrain. Hikers will be led through either Rocky Hollow, Bear Hollow, or Gypsy Gulch — depending on the date.

Advance registration is required. Boot spikes, which allow for safer hiking on ice and snow than boots alone, will be provided. Those wishing to join must wear the boots and be able to lift both legs to a 90-degree angle.

Bad weather could force cancellation of a hike, and depending on the weather, boot spikes may not be needed. Face masks are required during the pandemic.

You can register by contacting the Turkey Run State Park Nature Center at 765-597-2635 or The center is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day, and a naturalist will be available to assist guests in getting the boot spikes on properly.

More information about the park can be found here: []