Another beautiful summer day, so time for a day trip.
This time we headed north, near Wabash & Peru.
First stop was Kokiwanee Nature Preserve, a former girl scout camp along the Salamonie River gorge.
It features 4.6 miles of trails among the bluffs of the river.
In the southeast corner of the preserve is Kissing Falls.
There were lots of CCC buildings & structures to admire.
Farther into the park, there was the enticing 3 Falls Trail, which we were tempted to explore,
but we had another nature preserve to visit, so we traveled on.
Near Peru Indiana is the Seven Pillars Nature Preserve.
The pillars are considered a sacred place to the Miami Indians who still gather at the pillars.
The preserve also has 2.8 miles of trails along the river.
Along the way we saw this pretty wildflower meadow called Preslie Meadow.
What a great way to end a pleasant day!