Beauty in All Seasons
Jennings County and the Muscatatuck Park offer some of Indiana's most colorful and diverse landscapes. The winding Muscatatuck River scrolls around the county in an oxbow nature, creating a maze of hills and dells.
Wildlife is all around: you need not look to far. Three properties in the county are listed in the Indiana Wildlife Viewing Guide which only hosts 80 Indiana sites. Fishing and hunting opportunities exist all over Jennings.
The Muscatatuck Park hosts the area's most unique and user friendly vista and recreational spot. The Vinegar Mill is one of Indiana's most aesthetic and relaxing recreation areas. Just a minute from your car, this could be you and your kids.
Serene Place to Fish, Hike, or Just Soak up the Sun
Cliffs, caves, springs, and waterfalls dot the landscape of Jennings. The Muscatatuck Park has one of the larger cliff lines in the county. Climbing at the park has started to become popular. The Muscatatuck Park also has caves, but they are too restricting for humans. The area's Grotto Association, as well as the state, have mapped out many of the caves available to be explored in the surrounding recreational areas.
The Muscatatuck Falls is a spring fed waterfall that runs nearly year round. It empties into the Canyon Creek upstream before running into the Muscatatuck River.
Muscatatuck Falls (actually a limestone spring)
Just upstream from these falls lies the "Devil's Bathtub". Named appropriately one day after I accidentally fell in. Just a bit further up this small creek we find a nice falls, the Vinegar Mill 1840 dam, and the 1930 WPA stone Canyon Creek shelter house.
Canyon Creek Falls by the 1840 Vinegar Mill Dam
Fossils dot the counties exposed bluffs. Although the dolomite limestone in Jennings is considered moderately fossiliferous there are literally hundreds of thousands of exposed fossils at the Vinegar Mill area. Most of us have lost that child like appreciation for these "critters", yet take a second or two to contemplate these creatures dying 350 million years ago just for you to witness.
Both Spring and Fall are a colorful experience in Jennings. In spring the wildflowers take over our imagination and soak up the welcomed sun before the trees get their turn. The park's river trail will showcase many amazing shows-right at your feet and as far as the eye can see.
Muscatatuck Park: A Natural Wonder!
The red bud trees will scream for your attention too......... and then perhaps you'll remember to come back in the fall ..........because it must be just as beautiful.