Harmonie State Park is a place of great natural beauty, known for its deep ravines, towering old growth forest, and abundant wildlife. Located just a few miles south of New Harmony, the park is made up of 3,465 acres that … Continue reading
Harmonie State Park has a great 10 mile loop with several challenging hills that is great for road cycling. There’s also a flat, paved bicycle trail through the woods and long stretches of the main loop are flat, for those who want a more leisurely ride. Continue reading
For a few weeks beginning in mid-April, Harmonie State Park is a popular destination for hunting Morel mushrooms. Easily identifiable, Morels are one of the safest wild mushrooms to hunt and eat.
Besides Morels, the park is home to several other edible or medicinal species, including Oyster, Turkey Tail, Chicken of the Woods, Chanterelles, Black Trumpets, Lion’s Mane, and Maitake, also known as Hen of the Woods. Morels and chanterelles are particularly prized for their flavor; Oyster mushrooms and Chicken of the Woods have tastes similar to their names. Maitake mushrooms taste good, but are better known for their medicinal properties. Legitimate medical studies have found them to be helpful in regulating diabetes and fighting cancers. Continue reading
Harmonie State Park has two horse trails that wind through hills, ravines and Wabash river bottomland.