Several trails in the park take visitors to places Lincoln would have visited during his years in the Hoosier State.
The John Carter trail (2.1 miles), named after a neighbor of the Lincolns, extends to Lake Lincoln. The Sarah Lincoln Grigsby Trail is named after Lincoln’s oldest sister and weaves through a nature preserve.
The James Gentry Trail extends 3.7 miles to the place where the store, where Lincoln worked and the family spent their last night before moving to Illinois. Mr. Lincoln’s Neighborhood Trail goes past the Gordon Mill, the Gordon Home and the Little Pigeon Primitive Baptist Church where Sarah Lincoln Grigsby is buried.
“My childhood-home I see again, And gladden with the view: And still as mem’ries crowd my brain, There’s sadness in it too,” Lincoln wrote in 1845 of his Indiana experience.
The park also includes the Lincoln Amphitheater where performances of “A. Lincoln: A Pioneer Tale” take place in June. Other performances take place during the remainder of the summer months.