Hays #1 Cemetery Hike

  • Monroe Lake
  • September 16, 2022
  • Monroe Lake
  • 4850 S. State Road 446, Bloomington, IN 47401
  • (812) 837-9967
  • 9:30 AM

Hays #1 Cemetery Hike at 9:30 a.m.

• Sign up at http://bit.ly/hays1-hike-2022
• Registration required by September 12.
• Free, but limited to 10 people.
• Recommended for ages 16 and up.
• Location: Meet at Monroe Lake Property Office (Paynetown SRA)

One of three historic family cemeteries with the names of “Hays” on the south side of the lake, Hays #1 contains eleven confirmed burials. Located along a section of the Hays Road that is now abandoned, it’s the easiest of the three cemeteries to reach and contains a mix of field stone markers and professionally carved headstones. Upon reaching the cemetery, we’ll visit each of the documented gravesites and learn a bit about the people buried there. 2 hours (plus 15 min drive time)

Location Info: We’ll meet at the Monroe Lake property office, located at the entrance to Paynetown SRA, and then carpool/caravan a few miles south to the Hays trailhead (very limited parking available at trailhead). From there, we’ll hike along an old road bed (moderate terrain) for about a mile (one-way) to the old Hays #1 Cemetery.

Hays #1 Cemetery Hike