Amy Weingartner Branigin Peninsula Preserve
County: Monroe Features: 1.7 miles of lake frontage on Lake Monroe, the largest inland lake in the state; habitat for red-shouldered hawks, broad-winged hawks, and eastern box turtles; thick upland hardwood forest.
Acres: 48 Trail: 2.2 miles total (1.1 each way) built by the Hoosier Hikers Council and utilizing an old road. Moderately rugged and rocky.
Directions to the Amy Weingartner Branigin Peninsula Preserve The preserve is located on Rush Ridge Road, off of State Road 446. From 3rd Street in Bloomington, head south on State Road 446 -Just before you get to the causeway and a bit after you pass the entrance to Paynetown, turn left onto -Rush Ridge Rd -Be careful when turning left, as visibility from oncoming traffic isn’t great -Drive slowly through Rush Ridge Rd, taking a left at the fork -Pass the gated driveway and you will see a Sycamore sign next to our parking lot -Turn right into the parking lot -Do not park on the road; parking is only available in the parking lot