Bluhm Park
3855 S. 1100 W.
Westville, IN
New Durham Township

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Donated in 1992, by the Gayle and Lucille Bluhm. The Park includes 96 acres of spring wildflowers, upland forest, wetland, prairie and a pond. Enjoy a Variety of nature trails, paved trails, picnic shelter rentals, picnic tables, playground, restrooms, and No-Leash Dog Exercise Area.

Already established as one of the area's best wildflower viewing secrets, the east property is dedicated to hiking trails only, to protect its delicate natural beauty. The west side of the property was designated for multiple use trails: mountain bike, horseback, cross country skiing and hiking. The west side of the property is also host to a large wetland area where waterfowl abound and wood ducks and geese are common sightings.

 

 

 

Lincoln Memorial Trail Head
10335 West 350 South
Westville, Indiana 46391

Good news for history buffs and trail users! The LaPorte County Parks Department has developed the Lincoln Memorial Trail, which provides over 1.5 miles of new, multiple-use trails. There is a paved and an unpaved trail running side-by side starting at Bluhm Park east, continuing due east to the abandoned Monon Railroad corridor, then turning north along the corridor to County Road 300 South. A new parking area on 350 South is ADA accessible and include park benches, picnic tables, hitching post, water fountain, bike racks, restrooms, landscape plantings, trail gates and accessible parking lot.

 

Click here for the Self Guided Wildflower Brochure

Lincoln Memorial Trail map in (PDF Format)

View photos of the park

Click here for the trail map (PDF Format)

Click here to view Park Location on Map.

 

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Parks Department Administrative Office
(219) 325-8315 or (219) 325-8316

Naturalist Offices
(219) 324-5855