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Jay County Hospital Wellness Walkway

Jay County Hospital - 500 W Votaw St. Portland, IN

The Jay County Hospital Wellness Walkway has a paved walkway for pedestrians and non-motorized vehicles. The front walkway is a .25 mile track while the walkway around the back of the hospital is a .50 mile track. There are also two EnergiPrime Total Body Fitness System stations for additional exercise options.

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Hudson Park has several different nature trails, including a 0.9 mile walking trail that loops around the lake and beautiful park. The walking trail can be seen outlined in green on the map below.

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Loblolly Marsh Nature Preserve is Indiana’s 250th dedicated nature preserve. Its 475 acres include marsh, forest, and prairie. Veronica's Trail is a 0.25 mile Americans with Disabilities Act Trail located adjacent to the parking lot. This winding trail takes visitors over a pothole and a small stream and ends on a small hill overlooking a small upland meadow and large river bulrush wetland.

The preserve is located 3 miles west of Bryant on Hwy 18, turn north on County Road 250W, and travel ½ mile to the parking lot: 8323N 250W, Bryant, IN 47326.

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Loblolly Marsh Nature Preserve is Indiana's 250th dedicated nature preserve. Its 475 acres include marsh, forest, and prairie.

The Bird Sanctuary was created in 1947 which was the same year the Limberlost Cabin became a state historic site (then known as a state memorial). It was 12 acres in size. In the early 2000s, an additional 28 adjacent acres was purchased with the help of the Portland Foundation and Ann Goodrich of Portland. The new property was called the Goodrich Addition. The total size of the Bird Sanctuary now is 38 acres. The Music of the Wild Nature Preserve was created a few years later (mid- to late 2000s). It is approximately 70 acres in size and includes property on both sides of Limberlost Creek. It was named Music of the Wild because Gene Stratton-Porter wrote about that area in her nature book Music of the Wild. There is a short trail starting at the parking lot off US27 on the south side of the creek, but no bridge to get to the other side at this time. By parking at the Bird Sanctuary off of Jay Co. 900N, hikers can access the trails on the north side of the creek in both the Bird Sanctuary and Music of the Wild. There is forest, prairie, and wetlands along these trails.

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Loblolly Marsh Nature Preserve is Indiana’s 250th dedicated nature preserve. Its 475 acres include marsh, forest, and prairie. Trails pass through prairie, upland forest, bottomland hardwood forest, beside potholes, meadows, a large marsh, and along the Loblolly Ditch that drained the area in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

The preserve is located 3 miles west of Bryant on Hwy 18, turn north on County Road 250W, and travel ½ mile to the parking lot: 8323N 250W, Bryant, IN 47326.

See our Loblolly Marsh Nature Preserve page for more trails and information.

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