In Which I visit Spring Mill State Park and Stop at Appleacres

Hitty Gale Indiana

By Hitty Gale, A Gale Lyons Hitty

The Spring Mill State Park is located just East of Mitchell Indiana on Hwy 60. It turned 100 years old in 2016 and is one of the most visited attractions in Southern Indiana

Hitty at Spring Mill State Park Mitchell Indiana

Hitty at Spring Mill State Park Mitchell Indiana

The park has more than 1,300 acres. Historical treasures include a restored pioneer village that was founded in 1814, a gristmill built in 1817, Spring Mill Inn and the Grissom Memorial.  The Grissom Memorial honors Hoosier astronaut Virgil “Gus” Grissom, one of the seven Mercury astronauts and America’s second man in space. A Nature Center features exhibits on the cultural and natural history. Spring Mill offers recreational amenities including fishing and boating, nature trails, camping, hiking and biking.

The Majority of the village was restored in the late 1920’s and early 1930’s by the Civilian Conservation Corp, also known as the CCC Boys.  My adopted humans, David and Shirley, both had uncles who were members of the CCC and worked at Spring Mill State Park and other projects in Indiana.

Civilian Conservation Corp at Spring Mill State Park

Civilian Conservation Corp at Spring Mill State Park

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Civilian Conservation Corp at Spring Mill State Park

One of our first stops was the Weaver’s Shop.  The resident weaver has demonstrated her craft in the Pioneer Village for 37 years.  Her handwoven items are available in the gift shop.

At The Weaver's Shop at Spring Mill State Park

At The Weaver's Shop at Spring Mill State Park

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At The Weaver's Shop at Spring Mill State Park

At the Wood Shop Springmill State Park

The Wood Shop at Springmill State Park

John Allen House at Springmill State Park

John Allen House at Springmill State Park

After leaving the park for the day, we try to stop at Appleacres which is between Bedford and Mitchell.  It is a local orchard and gift shop.  A cup of homemade apple cider is served.  We try to buy yellow delicious apples.  Yummy 

Hitty at Appleacres in Bedford Indiana

Hitty at Appleacres https://www.applacres.net/

 

 

 

 



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