at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods and nearby
Agritourism is a combination of agriculture and tourism. Of the about 1,000 acres of land at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, owned by the Sisters of Providence, you’ll find a herd of 40 fuzzy alpacas; flock of about 150 laying chickens; 7-acre USDA certified organic garden with high tunnels and greenhouses and an orchard; berry patches; nature trail; and a Farm Store.
You can schedule a guided tour or do a self-guided tour of all areas or portions of the small farm.
Riverscapes is a local initiative to enhance life along the Wabash River. WabashRiverscape.org
Wabashiki Fish and Wildlife Area
The Wabashiki Fish and Wildlife Area is minutes from Saint Mary-of-the Woods and offers a walking trail and beautiful lookout and gathering area. IN.gov
Aris Farms is down the road a piece and offers the opportunity to interact with many types of animals and learn about small farm living. Aris Farms on Facebook
is a corn maze and more not far from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods and a fun place to visit each fall. PumpkinWorks.com
Indiana State University Community Garden
is perfect if you love to grow your own food, but don’t have the space. More at indstate.edu.
Clabber Girl Bake Shop
Bake shop, museum and the baking powder corporate headquarters is downtown Terre Haute. ClabberGirl.com
If you have time, it’s work checking out one or two of the 31 covered bridges in Parke County, Indiana. ParkCountyGuide.com
Turkey Run State Park
Turkey Run State Park offers camping, hiking trails, canoeing/tubing/kayaking. TurkeyRunStatePark.com
We are minutes from the Wabash River, which is biologically rich. There have been 75 rare species of mussels and 151 species of fish call the Wabash River home. This is among many reasons conservationists call the Wabash River a treasure in Indiana. Paddlefish and lake sturgeon inhabit the river. Read more about the Wabash in the Tribune Star.