Trek on and off trail to discover an abandoned recreation area within Patoka Lake's Newton-Stewart State Recreation Area on a guided hike on April 18 at 1 p.m. The hike will reveal the original purpose of the location.

Hikers should wear sturdy footwear, long pants, and insect spray, and arrive no later than 12:45 p.m. Advance registration is required, and space is limited. Call the Nature Center at 812-685-2447 to reserve a spot by Friday, April 16 at 1 p.m.

The entrance fee of $7 per vehicle for Indiana residents and $9 for out-of-state vehicles is required for Newton-Stewart SRA, which is located north of Wickliffe on State Road 164. For more information regarding this program and other interpretive events, please call the Nature Center at 812-685-2447.

Patoka Lake ( is at 3084 N. Dillard Road, Birdseye, IN 47513.