Bird watching is a favorite pastime here as well as hiking and exploring the 100 acres of wildlife habitats including wetlands, ponds, wooded ravines, and a native Indiana prairie. The Jim Cope Conifer Trail features 55 species of pines, spruces, larches, and firs from around the world. Over three miles of hiking trails are available 365 days a year. Environmental education programs are available during all seasons and on weekends.
CEC and its partners have just completed a new sustainable environmental education center to better serve the Whitewater Valley and beyond! The new facility expands Cope Environmental Center’s capacity for environmental programs, serve as a community gathering space, and act as a powerful teaching tool for sustainable living in East-Central Indiana.