Hobart Prairie Grove Trail Dedication & Fishing Event at National Lakeshore

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Date: June 1, 2016

Join in the celebration of National Trails Day, National Fishing &Boating Week as well as the 50th Anniversary of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore with a day of events that include fishing, biking and the dedication of the new Hobart Prairie Grove Trail. On Saturday June 4, between 9:00 a.m. - 4 p.m., join in on the fun at Robinson Lake in Hobart, Indiana at 5250 S. Liverpool Road.

This free event is in partnership with the City of Hobart and the Friends of Robinson Lake. From 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., the fun starts off with the 7th annual family fishing event for kids aged 11 and under. Kids must be accompanied by parent or guardian. Some fishing rods from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources will be available to borrow, but participants are encouraged to bring their own, if possible. In addition to learning to fish, activities will include practice casting with backyard bass, dip netting for tadpoles and invertebrates, meeting a live turtle and friendly snake with the National Park Service staff, fish art, lessons of fish anatomy and fish species identification with a DNR fishery biologist. Because of National Fishing &Boating Week, adults may fish without a fishing license the entire weekend in Indiana.    

At 1:00 p.m. in celebration of National Trails Day and the 50th Anniversary of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and the National Park Service Centennial, we will dedicate the new Hobart Prairie Grove Trail. After a short ceremony, take a ranger-guided hike to explore this beautiful and important habitat and learn how you can help protect it.

One-hour ranger-led hikes of the Prairie Grove Trail start at 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. If you bring your own bike, a ranger will lead bike rides on the paved Oak Savanna Bike Trail from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and again from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Last updated: June 1, 2016

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