Thursday, March 31, 2016

A Visit to Harmonie State Park, Indiana

On the Banks of the Wabash  -Harmonie State Park
On the Banks of the Wabash  -Harmonie State Park 
A Visit to Harmonie State Park, Indiana
A Visit to Harmonie State Park, Indiana

On the Banks of the Wabash  -Harmonie State Park 

Harmonie State Park
Harmonie State Park provides a family friendly vacation destination with great views of the Wabash River, great hiking and wonderful riverside picnicking. An important part of Indiana history, the town of Harmony, Indiana, is just a short distance away.
The Wabash River
The name Wabash derives from the Shawnee word "waapaahšiiki." The word means, "It shines white," in that language. The name is in reference to the river's limestone bottom. The bottom shone white in the sunlight in the time that the Shawnee roamed the lands surrounding the river. Since then, the river has silted up and in most places; the river bottom no longer "shines white." The French, who were the first European settlers in Indiana, called it the "Ouabache." The English spelling became Wabash, the name used today. The Wabash is just a little over five hundred miles long, beginning in Ohio near a little town called Fort Recovery.
Camping
The campground has 200 electrical sites. Twenty of these sites have 50-amp electrical service. All remaining sites have 30-amp. The campground features five modern comfort stations available. One of these is heated during the winter months.
Family Cabins At Harmonie State Park
Family Cabins At Harmonie State Park
Family Cabins At Harmonie State Park
Harmonie State Park has eleven modern cabins. The cabins have air conditioning and electric heat. Two cabins are ADA accessible. Wood stoves are available to use from October to April. Each cabin has an outdoor charcoal grill.
Hiking at Harmonie State Park
Hiking at Harmonie State Park

Hiking at Harmonie State Park
Harmonie State Park has eight miles of easy to moderate hiking trails.
Mountain Biking
Harmonie State Park has approximately three miles of bike trails that connect the campground and swimming pool. One mile of trail runs through woodlands. The remaining two miles travel adjacent to the park's roadway.
Historic New Harmony - Roofless Church
Historic New Harmony - Roofless Church
Historic New Harmony
History buffs will enjoy nearby Historic New Harmony. This fascinating village provides a unique look into two experiments in communal living. Both occurred early in Indiana history here, in New Harmony. The Rappites and Harmonites both tried to establish communal living at New Harmony. Neither community succeeded in doing this. However, they For more information about New Harmony, read the author's book:
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A Visit to Harmonie State Park, Indiana
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Indiana State Park Travel Guide Series
The Indiana State Park Travel Guide Series will encompass all the family friendly Indiana State Parks. Indiana’s State Park system is one of the finest in the United States. With great hiking trails, history, and nature, there is something for everyone at an Indiana State Park.
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