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Drawing of Squirrel

Leaves are beginning to change color as the fall season is here!

Remember to leave mushrooms and all other natural objects in the forest for others to enjoy.

No hunting or collecting is allowed at Hayes Arboretum.

Hayes Arboretum is a private property and classified forest. This means that you cannot collect or hunt mushrooms, flowers, plants, animals, and other natural objects from the property without permission of Hayes Arboretum staff.

Please follow these rules and stay on the trails.
Help us protect the forest for future generations. 

Thank you!

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Dogs are welcomed!

Visitors must leash and clean up after dogs.

Hiking Trails

Hiking Trails

Come explore our sixteen miles of hiking trails, the heart and soul of the Arboretum.

Auto Tour

Auto Tour

See the beautiful scenery of Hayes Arboretum from the comfort of your car on this two-mile driving tour. Admission is $5 per car and free for members.

Programs

Programs

We host a variety of programs and events throughout the year for all ages, including public hikes, school field trips, and special celebrations.

Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking

Hayes Arboretum's Mountain Bike trails are located on the East Side of the property, on the corner of Woodside Dr. and Hayes Arb Rd. Before riding, you must sign a one-time safety waiver, and of course, wear a helmet!

Continuing the Tradition

Continuing the Tradition

The Arboretum has a history of over 100 years of environmental stewardship; Stanley Hayes bought his first parcels of land in 1915.

Membership

Membership

Becoming a member is one of the best ways to support the Arboretum, and members receive a variety of benefits in return.

ArbLeaf

Now - Oct 29th, 9-5PM

Meet in the Nature Center Parking Lot.

Read & Roam:

We're Going on a Leaf Hunt

Now - Oct 1st, Tues-Sat, 9-5PM

Hike the Blue Trail behind the Nature Center.

Fall Mushroom Program

Saturday, Oct 1st, 10-NOON

Meet in the Annex.

Leaf Art

Now - Oct 1st, Tues-Sat, 9-5PM

Activity starts in the Nature Center.

ADTHC Hike

Thursday, Oct 6th, 4PM

Meet in the Nature Center Parking Lot.

Read & Roam:

The Three Bears' Halloween

Oct 11th - 29th, Tues-Sat, 9-5PM

Hike the Blue Trail behind the Nature Center.

ADTHC Hike

Saturday, Oct 15th, 9AM

Meet in the Nature Center Parking Lot.

Seed Collecting with

Dr Jaime Coon

Saturday, Oct 15th, 10-NOON

Meet in the Annex Building.

Eastern Indiana Beekeepers

Tuesday, Oct 18th, 6:30PM

Meet in the Nature Center.

Generation G Night

Friday, Oct 21st, 5-7PM

Stop by the Main Entrance.

Weed Wrangle

Saturday, Oct 22nd, 10-NOON

Meet in the Annex Building.

ADTHC Hike

Saturday, Nov 5th, 9AM

Meet in the Nature Center Parking Lot.