Important News from Hayes Arboretum (Updated 9/1/2020):

Main Entrance is Open Tuesday-Saturday, 9-5pm.

East Side Trailhead is Open dawn to dusk, every day. 

  • Hiking trails can be accessed from the Main Entrance (801 Elks Road) and the East Side Trailhead (corner of Hayes Arboretum Road and Woodside Drive).

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  • Mountain Bike Trails are accessed from the East Side Trailhead and are weather dependent. Please confirm the status of the mountain bike trails here.

  • Auto Tour is now OPEN based on a day-to-day assessment. Please feel free to call the day of the visit to verify it is open.

 

  • The Nature Playscape, including the Butterfly and Herb gardens, are OPEN for public use. The boxes containing the smaller components of the playscape will currently remain off limits. ​

  • All buildings remain CLOSED to the public. 

  • No building rentals or future booking/reservations for any indoor spaces at this time. 

  • No school programs or Naturalist-led events are being scheduled at this current time. Homeschooling families - pleased email jbraun@hayesarb.org to learn how you can use Hayes Arboretum as an educational field trip. 

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Thank you for understanding.

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!

Dogs are welcomed!

Please use leash and clean up after pets.

Our Prescribed Burn was a success!

Learn more about Prescribed Burns click here.

Check out the latest news happening at Hayes Arboretum below in our ArbLook Newsletter!

Hiking Trails

Hiking Trails

Come explore our seventeen 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 three-mile driving tour. Admission is $5 per car, and free for members.

Programs and Events

Programs and Events

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.

Bee-come a member!

Bee-come a member!

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

ArbLeaf

August 14th - October 24th, 9-5pm

Main Entrance and Native Woody Plant Preserve

Fall Bingo

September 22nd - October 3rd, 9-5pm

Pick up the Fall Bingo sheet in the brochure rack outside the Nature Center.

ADTHC

September 24th, 8:30am

Meet in the Main Entrance parking lot in front of the Nature Center.

Spiders of Indiana

October 6th - 17th, 9-5pm 

Walk the Blue Trail behind the Nature Center (801 Elks Road).