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Summer is here! The forest is green and the weather is hot!

Please make sure you are prepared for the hot weather before hiking on the trails!

Remember to leave wildflowers 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.

Read & Roam:

Henry's Night

Now - Aug 20th, Dawn-Dusk

Start in the East Side Parking Lot.

Read & Roam:

The Trouble With Dragons

Now - Aug 27th, Tues-Sat, 9-5PM

Hike the Yellow Trail behind the Nature Center.

ArbLeaf

Now - Oct 29th, 9-5PM

Meet in the Nature Center Parking Lot.

Eastern Indiana Beekeepers

Aug 16th, 6:30PM

Meet in the Nature Center Parking.

ADTHC Hike at Hayes

Saturday, Sept 3rd, 9AM

Meet in the Nature Center Parking Lot.