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037 If you have read my blog for any length of time you know that I am on a quest to visit all of the State Parks in Tennessee.  Well Tennessee is not the only state with wonderful parks to visit.  Spring Mill State Park in Indiana is one such place.    I first learned of Spring Mill about three years ago from my good friend Spydie.

Like most parks, Spring Mill has a campground, hotel with a great restaurant, and picnic/playground areas.  Spring Mill has something else though that I feel makes it special.  There is a living history village located around the mill.  I think this gives you an extra added feel to how life must have been back in the past as people struggled to live.027I enjoy seeing these old structures and thinking about how it must have been to live and work back when these were built.  My favorite thing at Spring Mill State Park though is the garden.  There are many different types of beautiful flowers and bushes to admire.  I really get a kick out of the way the garden is laid out and especially the rock wall and entry way.118Here you can see a family dressed in time period clothing working around there house.  Back then the entire family helped do the things that needed to be done.146Imagine sitting on your front porch doing your everyday chores and looking out over the beauty of your garden.


141I must take a moment to warn you about something should you decide to take a trip to Spring Mill State Park.  You see there is a creature that has been spotted in these parts.  No one really knows how long this creature has been around.  I was able to capture a picture of this being and as you can see it’s been around for a while.  I’ve learned from the local lore of the area that this creature is known as the “Love Buzzard of Tick Ridge”.  So take a good look at the photograph below and keep your eyes peeled for this creature.  I took the time to capture this creature in action swarming around my Dana and quickly chased him away.  152

Ride Safe




  1. I really enjoyed visiting this park and the ride, of course….

  2. Wow, looks beautiful!

  3. What a beautiful park!!!!!!! Is the “Love Buzzard”a famous movie star? If not he should be cause he is a ruggidly handsome man!! Could you send me his name and number.

  4. Glad you liked the park! I am a descendant of Hugh Hamer who owned the grist mill during it’s hay day (and is the period the historians have chosen to portray in the villiage). My grandparents are buried in the family cemetery there, the descendants help maintain the cemetery and we even built the gazebo in the cemetery. My cousin used the garden you liked so much for his wedding.

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