Hiking In Indiana Jackson State Forest Wheelchair Friendly Trail|
By Paul Wonning
Hiking For The Handicapped
Trail 4 at Jackson State Forest, near Brownstown Indiana, is a wheelchair friendly nature trail. It is three quarters of a mile long, the first one fourth mile is a wheel chair accessible trail which is wide, graveled and has gentle slopes ideal for the handicapped to enjoy.
There are several bridges which are wide, sturdy structures which cross low areas and ditches. This trail doubles as a Tree Identification Trail. A brochure is available at the trailhead which is right across from the property office near the entrance on the Main Forest Road. Some of the trees are identified from the handicap portion, the remainder on the rest of the trail. Altogether there are thirty three trees identified in the brochure at various marked stations along the trail, including Paw Paw, Blue Beech, Chestnut Oak and Dogwood.
This is a nice, easy woodland stroll. The trail forms a loop with an additional entrance near the Knob Lake dam on the north end of the trail. The return parallels the Main Forest Road back to the trailhead at the Forest Office.
The trail is a good way for the handicapped to enjoy nature. The trail passes through some very pretty forest with some big trees. Nearby there is a wheel chair friendly fishing site and picnic area complete with a charcoal grill.
Brownstown Indiana is located in the southern portion of Indiana, on US 50 about 12 miles west of Seymour. Seymour has an exit from I-65. Jackson State Forest is about two miles south of Brownstown on Indiana 250.
Paul Wonning is the owner of
Gardens and Nature.com a web site about gardening, hiking and other nature related topics.
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