The features found on this 466 acre property include 3% of Indiana's old growth forest, acres of reforested woods, several miles of hiking trails and running paths, Hayes museum, Adena and Hopewell Indian mounds, ponds, fields, and wetlands. In the Nature Center you'll find an active beehive behind glass, bird viewing room, hands-on-exhibits and a gift shop. Free admission.
New to Hayes Arboretum is the Playscape Fun! This Playscape is free and open to the public! It is accessible through the main gate and nature center parking lot. It provides an interactive outdoor learning environment which encourages a deeper connection with the outdoors, decreasing screen time. This space was recently awarded certification as an Outdoor Classroom by Nature Explore, a national organization helping to connect children and families to nature! The Playscape Fun is open Monday through Sun 9 am-5 pm through July 28th!