Third Saturday Work Day September 17th

On Saturday, September 17th, the Hoosier Hikers Council will be back at the Laura Hare Nature Preserve at Downey Hill where we’ll continue working on the scenic south section of this new trail. This month we’ll connect the trail to the parking lot, so people can hike a mile loop on the south side of the preserve in addition to the two-mile loop on the north side.

Please RSVP to to let us know that you’re coming so we can plan enough lunch for all the workers.

Due to limited parking availability at the work site, we’ll meet at the nearby Country Gospel Music Church on SR 46 and carpool to the preserve. People with four-wheel drive vehicles can transport people from the church and park inside the gate at the preserve.

We’ll meet at 9:00 am Saturday at:
Country Gospel Music Church
5181 E. St. Rd. 46
Nashville, Indiana 47448

It’s a large, white church on the south side of SR 46 just west of Valley Branch Road.

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Here’s a link to the church’s website:

The preserve itself is on Valley Branch Road, about one and a half miles south of SR 46. You can find more information about the preserve at: Note that we will park in the gravel parking lot off Valley Branch Road on the west side of the preserve.

As usual we’ll work until about 3:00 pm, rain or shine, with a break for lunch at noon. Bring gloves and water. HHC will provide tools and lunch.

If the weather looks iffy, check the Recent Posts column on the HHC website and visit the HHC Facebook page for potential cancellation notices. We’ll post these notices by 7:00 am on the day of the event.