Be an Adventurer!

Looking for an adventure that doesn’t involve a scoreboard?
Henry County has several options for exploration in the Great Outdoors!

Westwood park kayak

Westwood Park

Westwood Park boasts a 180-acre lake and has a 6-mile horse trail featuring scenic views and rolling terrain. The park’s mountain bike trail is among Indiana’s most popular trails, with a 10-mile loop open to hikers and riders.

The park also has 38 campsites with water and electric hookups for tents and RVs

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Summit Lake State Park

This beautiful State Park surrounds a large lake and includes campsites, boat ramps, and hiking trails. The park is noted as one of the best locations in Indiana for fishing and is also loved by bird watchers. Swimming is available in the summertime.

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Summit Lake
Skate Park

Skate Park

Designed by Hunger Skateparks, the New Castle Skate Park is located adjacent to Baker Park and boasts 13,000 square feet with multiple elevations to accommodate skateboards, bikes, and even scooters. There is also an observation deck for those who want to check out the action.

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Henry County Memorial Park

This park is on the National Register of Historic Places, featuring a Veterans’ Museum and several war monuments, including a refurbished originals Doughboy statue from WW1. There are fishing ponds, hiking trails, and shelter houses ideal for picnics and gatherings. Memorial Park also hosts the 4H fairgrounds, a golf course, and the Henry County Saddle Club.

Memorial Park
Fall Creek Woods

Red Tail Nature Preserve Locations

Several of these natural sanctuaries are open to the public, offering wildlife watching in wetland and wooded areas.

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Knightstown Canoe Launch

Launch your canoe or kayak from this scenic location on 4th Street and S. Washington Street. There is also a deck for those who are interested in just spending time near the Big Blue River.

Knightstown Canoe Launch
Wilbur Wright Park

Wilbur Wright Fish and Wildlife Area

This area consists of 1,070 acres of expansive river land and mature woods. The Big Blue and Little Blue Rivers are stocked annually with trout, and a boat ramp is available. The area is also popular with hunters and wildlife watchers.
Shooting ranges are open to the public on a first-come first served basis.

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Additional Trails

Henry County has an extensive trail and greenway network to support bicycles and pedestrians.
Trails include:

  • Wilbur Wright Trail :
    Trailhead near the Henry County YMCA, 300 Wittenbraker Ave., New Castle
  • National Road Heritage Trail in Lewisville :
    You can find the trailhead here
  • National Road Heritage Trail in Raysville :
    You can find the trailhead here
  • Wooly Bear Trail :
    This trailhead is located at State Road 234 and Vine Street in Kennard.
  • Honey Creek Trail :
    This trail is under construction and starts on the west side of Middletown at Mechanicsburg Road. Honey Creek Trail will connect Middletown’s three parks.


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