Tag Archives: Sightseeing

Hovey Lake

Hovey Lake is a 1,400 acre oxbow lake where cypress trees that grow out of the water. It is an excellent spot for sightseeing, hiking, bird watching, picnicking and kayaking, as well as hunting and fishing. There is a levee that serves as an interesting trail where it is common to see a nice variety of wildlife, especially herons. A boat ramp provides easy access to the lake. Continue reading

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Church Park

New Harmony’s Church Park was built on the original site of the Harmonist church and is a wonderful place for rest and reflection as you make your way around the town. The park features a fountain by celebrated American sculptor Don Gummer, who along with his wife, the actress Meryl Streep, is a noted philanthropist as well. The park also features the famous Harmonist golden rose motif, which has become, along with the Labyrinth, the symbol of New Harmony. Continue reading

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Our Lord’s Woods

Our Lord’s Wood is a great place to relax and take a peaceful stroll. The winding, art and poetry lined trail crosses a scenic turquoise bridge and passes a beautiful lake and waterfall. The giant chair is a favorite spot for family photos. From there, you can circle the lake and check out the Chapel of the Little Portion, or make your way to the Wabash River trail for a great view of the river. Continue reading

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Twin Swamps Nature Preserve

Twin Swamps is one of the northernmost cypress sloughs in the United States. It features a nice trail, a wooden observation walk and deck, abundant wildflowers, bald cypress and oaks. Continue reading

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New Harmony Path & Trail System

New Harmony’s Path and Trail System winds through much of the town, past most of the attractions, and along the Wabash River. Whichever way you choose to go, you won’t have to walk far to find a host of historic sites or interesting businesses. Continue reading

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