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Hoosier National Forest - US National Forest



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The Hoosier National Forest, comprised of 203,000 acres, is set in the rolling hills of south central Indiana, providing a mix of opportunities and resources for people to enjoy.

Interesting and special places to visit in French Lick West Baden and close by:

  • Lick Creek African American Settlement - site of an 1815-1900 African American Settlement near Paoli.
  • Pioneer Mother's Memorial Forest - 88-acre virgin old-growth forest and archaeological site.  Located in Paoli.
  • Springs Valley Trail - this 12.7 mile trail offers scenic views of Spring's Valley Lake and includes remnants of the buffalo trace.  Located in French Lick.  
  • Wesley Chapel Gulf - deemed a National Natural Landmark, this 8-acre collapsed sinkhole features an underground river system.  Located in Orangeville, near Orleans.  
  • Hemlock Cliffs - box-shaped canyon with sandstone formations, seasonal waterfalls and rock shelters.  Located near English.  

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