Central Indiana Land Trust is conducting a Trek Our Trails Challenge to encourage Hoosiers to hike trails in the trust’s five most popular nature preserves.
The trails are in Hamilton, Hendricks, Johnson, Morgan and Shelby counties. Participants are allowed to go at their own pace and on their own schedule.
One of the nature preserves is the Nonie Werbe Krauss Nature Preserve in Fishers, which features a 2-mile walk through a prairie and woodland area. The other preserves are Burnett Woods, with a 1.5-mile trail on 80 acres near Avon; Fred and Dorothy Meyer Nature Preserve, with steep slopes, ridges and valleys near Martinsville; Laura Hare Preserve at Blossom Hollow with a 2-mile moderate trail near Trafalgar; and Meltzer Woods, with a 1.2-mile trail and trees more than 300 years old near Shelbyville.
To enter the Trek Our Trails Challenge, take a photo of yourself and any companions at the nature preserve sign or trailhead before or after your hike and email your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org or post them to the Central Indiana Land Trust Facebook or Instagram using the hashtags #cilti and #trekourtrails2021.
When you’ve visited all five sites, you’ll receive a Central Indiana Land Trust pin and be entered into a drawing for prizes.
The deadline to hike all five trails is Nov. 26.
For more, visit conservingindiana.org.