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Bird

Remember to dress appropriately for the spring weather.

The Main Entrance (801 Elks Rd) open Tues-Sat, 9-5pm.

The East Side (corner of Hayes Arb Rd and Woodside Dr)

open every day, dawn to dusk.

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.

Meditation Hike

Thursday, May 25th, 6PM

Meet in the East Side Parking Lot

(corner of Hayes Arb Rd & Woodside Dr).

Meditation Hike

Thursday, June 1st, 6PM

Meet in the East Side Parking Lot

(corner of Hayes Arb Rd & Woodside Dr).

Water Wednesdays

Wednesday, June 7th, 10AM

Meet in the Nature Center.

Members: FREE | Nonmembers: $2/child

Trail Thursdays

Thursday, June 8th, 10AM

Meet in the Nature Center.

Members: FREE | Nonmembers: $2/child

Meditation Hike

Thursday, June 8th, 6PM

Meet in the East Side Parking Lot

(corner of Hayes Arb Rd & Woodside Dr).

Native American Mound Program

Saturday, June 10th, 10AM

Meet in the Nature Center.

Members: Free | Nonmembers: $2/adult

Water Wednesdays

Wednesday, June 14th, 10AM

Meet in the Nature Center.

Members: FREE | Nonmembers: $2/child

Arboretum History Series: Part 1

Wednesday, June 14th, 6:30PM

Presentation at Morrisson-Reeves Library.

Free and open to all.

Trail Thursdays

Thursday, June 15th, 10AM

Meet in the Nature Center.

Members: FREE | Nonmembers: $2/child

Meditation Hike

Thursday, June 15th, 6PM

Meet in the East Side Parking Lot

(corner of Hayes Arb Rd & Woodside Dr).

Invasive Plant Hike

Saturday, June 17th, 10AM

Meet in the Nature Center.

Members: Free | Nonmembers: $2/adult

American Discovery Trail Hiking Club

Tuesday, June 20th, 4PM

Meet in the Nature Center Parking Lot.

Free and open to all.

Eastern Indiana Beekeepers

Tuesday, June 20th, 6:30PM

Meet in the Nature Center.

Free and open to all.

Water Wednesdays

Wednesday, June 21st, 10AM

Meet in the Nature Center.

Members: FREE | Nonmembers: $2/child

Arboretum History Series: Part 2

Wednesday, June 21st, 6:30PM

Presentation at the Nature Center.

Free and open to all.

Trail Thursdays

Thursday, June 22nd, 10AM

Meet in the Nature Center.

Members: FREE | Nonmembers: $2/child

Meditation Hike

Thursday, June 22nd, 6PM

Meet in the East Side Parking Lot

(corner of Hayes Arb Rd & Woodside Dr).

Native Tree ID Hike

Saturday, June 24th, 10AM

Meet in the Nature Center.

Members: Free | Nonmembers: $2/adult

Water Wednesdays

Wednesday, June 28th, 10AM

Meet in the Nature Center.

Members: FREE | Nonmembers: $2/child

Trail Thursdays

Thursday, June 29th, 10AM

Meet in the Nature Center.

Members: FREE | Nonmembers: $2/child

American Discovery Trail Hiking Club

Saturday, July 1st, 9AM

Meet in the Nature Center Parking Lot.

Free and open to all.

Hayes History Hike

Saturday, July 1st, 10AM

Meet in the Nature Center.

Members: Free | Nonmembers: $2/adult

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