Clegg Garden resides on the hillside overlooking state scenic waterway Wildcat Creek. The slopes feature a rare gravel hill prairie ecosystem. From creek side to hilltop elevation changes 100 feet, making for excellent hiking opportunity along the mile plus of trail. The looping trails meander through oak woodland, gravel hill prairie, riparian corridor and savanna.


Activites
  • Bird Watching
  • Fishing
  • Journaling Station
  • Mushroom Harvesting Allowed
  • Trails
  • Wildflowers

County: Tippecanoe





Frank and Ada Beineke Memorial Forest protects a portion of Indian Creek, which flows through the property north to south. Indian Creek is a great place to look for ebony jewelwing damselflies, cricket frogs and other aquatic denizens.


Activites
  • Bird Watching
  • Mushroom Harvesting Allowed
  • No Trails
  • Wildflowers

County: Tippecanoe





The wind-blown sand from the bed of the glacial aged Maume Flood on the Wabash River over-topping the rich glacial out-wash of the Wea Plains creates a  very rare and varied interface of substrate that supports a diverse group of native plant and animal species.


Activites
  • Bird Watching
  • Trails
  • Wildflowers

County: Tippecanoe





Laura Hare Bend of the Wabash protects floodplain of the Wabash River, that is in the process of recovering from being farmed with the establishment of sandbar willow, cottonwoods, sycamores and honey locust.


Activites
  • Bird Watching
  • Mushroom Harvesting Allowed
  • No Trails
  • Wildflowers

County: Tippecanoe





Approximately an acre of land, Mis-So-Lah serves as an access point to the State Scenic & Recreation portion of the Northfork of Wildcat Creek; enabling paddlers to put-in for or take-out after a float.


Activites
  • Paddling

County: Tippecanoe





Mulvey Pond  is well known by the local birding community as a hot spot to see waterfowl in spring, snow geese in winter and shorebirds coming through during migration. In fact, Mulvey Pond served was the first place that greater sandhill cranes returned to nest and summer in after being gone from the county for decades as a breeding bird.


Activites
  • Bird Watching
  • Mushroom Harvesting Allowed
  • Trails

County: Tippecanoe





Parker's Indian Creek Basin is a lowland floodplain along the Wabash River, frequently flooded and subject to periods of extreme wet or utter dry, depending on annual rainfall upstream .  The restoration is in progress. During the transition to a forested system, a visit to Parker's Indian Creek provides an educational insight into the scale and scope of restoration and land management.


Activites
  • Bird Watching
  • Mushroom Harvesting Allowed
  • No Trails
  • Wildflowers

County: Tippecanoe





Peter’s Mill is an access point to the Wildcat Creek; the final access point before the Wabash River, in fact. The site sits just downstream of Peters Mill Bridge off of Eisenhower Court and across Clegg Memorial Garden.


Activites
  • Fishing
  • No Trails
  • Paddling

County: Tippecanoe





Wabash Bottoms is an example of collaborative conservation: forty-five acres of the seventy-acre property belong to NICHES (marked with property boundary signs). The remaining acreage, the 200 foot strip along the river, and the field south of the NICHES sign, belong to the Tippecanoe County Department of Parks and Recreation, who partnered with us for the acquisition.


Activites
  • Bird Watching
  • Fishing
  • No Trails
  • Wildflowers

County: Tippecanoe





Wise Island is a two acre island in the middle of the Wabash River in northeast corner of Tippecanoe county, near Americus. The island is comprised of silver maples, cottonwoods and NETTLES. Abundant bird life visit or nest on the island, including Belted Kingfishers and Bald Eagles.


Activites
  • Bird Watching
  • Fishing
  • Mushroom Harvesting Allowed
  • No Trails
  • Paddling

County: Tippecanoe