Agritourism

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.

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“I feel most connected to God when I am surrounded by nature.”

Isabelle McCurdy

Chattanooga, Tennessee, former White Violet Center for Eco-Justice intern
  • Riverscapes

    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

    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

  • PumpkinWorks

    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

  • Covered bridges

    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

Wabash River

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.

This close-up shows some of the detail work on the shrine itself. All different kinds of shells were used.

The shells inside Saint Anne Shell Chapel came from the Wabash River in 1875.

Upon their arrival, the firs thing Saint Mother Theodore and her postulates did was seek out a Log Cabin Chapel, which would serve as their very first "convent".

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Use the form here to email us about tours, or you can contact us directly at 812-535-2945.

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