Dogs No Dogs
Open seven days a week from 9AM - 5:00pm.
Sculpture Trails Location:
N 39° 07.142'
W 086° 47.045'
Need to Know
There is (well, when we visited there was) a porta potty past the barn. On the barn's side are some informative signs.
Importantly, there are at least two friendly loose dogs in the area. As such, based on a sign on the barn as well, not even leashed dogs are allowed - though the exception is guide dogs. I assume this is to protect the loose dogs from less friendly visitors, and official guide dogs are truly well-trained and therefore it makes sense (to me) to allow 'em. I'll edit this later if this changes. And not to worry, the loose dogs are not always there, but they are always friendly. Downright polite. As far as I've experienced.
Most of the path is in woodland, some of it crosses an open grassy field.
Mostly flat trail, some areas a bit rocky and definitely will flood if there's been heavy rain. The small waterfalls which form then are very nice though.
Most of the trails are quite obvious and maintained. Field paths are mowed. I have a hunch some paths have been left alone to regrow based on how well-kept the others are (or these are not official trails and should not be walked on they just get some foot traffic which makes them look like trails) Just pay attention and don't take shortcuts.
Do not climb on or touch the sculptures. A few of them really look like you could climb on them. Don't do it.
Admission is free and self-guided. There are some scheduled activities, see website: sculpturetrails.com/programs/
The trail itself is fairly short, but the doubling back you'll likely be doing on the various small loops will easily gain you about 3 miles of walking, if not more.
Park in front of the barn in the obvious open area, as indicated by signage.
More about the sculptures/artists: sculpturetrails.com/about/m…
Flora & Fauna
Wild ginger grows nearly everywhere on these slopes. There are several beautiful and mature hickory/oak/other trees along the path. Currently, there is a jack-o-lantern mycelium established in a stump behind the "Fire Goddess" sculpture, one of the first galleries. Of course, there's many other mushrooms here, I suggest visiting after a rain to maximize viewing of both sculptures and nature.
Shared By: Erika V