The ten miles of hiking trails in Lincoln State Park are easy or moderate routes open to a wide range of hikers. There are plenty of opportunities of spot local wildlife and plant species, and learn more about the history of the park, and its connections to Abraham Lincoln. The routes range from 1.5 to 3.7 miles, so if you're staying in Lincoln State Park hotels nearby, it'll be easy revisit and try all the trails.
A 3.7-mile moderate hike, partly through mature woodland connecting with the Weber Lake Trail through a side route. Look out for the historical marker at the site of the James Gentry Family home, and find out the family's connections to Abraham Lincoln.
A hike for nature lovers visiting Lincoln State Park, running 1.7 miles through the Sarah Lincoln Woods Nature Preserve. Named after Abraham Lincoln's elder sister, this pristine area features prairie plants you may not expect to see locally.
One of the best trails in the park as far as points of interest are concerned, so why not book a stay in Lincoln State Park cabins and explore awhile. This 2.1 mile moderate hike features striking pine forest, and old strip mine area, and the Lincoln Boyhood Memorial. Check out the visitor center and living farm for an extra fee.
Casual recreation, spontaneous picnics, history lessons, and nature hikes are all part of life at Lincoln State Park, and there's more to do than you might think.
A range of overnight accommodation is available; from Lincoln State Park cabins to campgrounds and group-use camping areas and cottages. Choose from primitive, electric, or non-electric campgrounds, Family Cabins or group cottages, some of which sleep 4-6 and are ideal for families.
A wide variety of activities are available including canoeing, paddleboats and rowboats, fishing, and beach activities. The scenic beach area is open from Memorial Day weekend through to Labor Day weekend each year.
Indiana was the childhood home of Abraham Lincoln, and visiting Lincoln State Park would not be complete without stopping off at the plaza. Read the inscriptions on the stone plinths and education boards and find out more about his boyhood.