Walk in the footsteps of the young Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States and discover the landscape that shaped him. The Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial TRACK Trail follows the Boyhood Nature Trail, a one mile loop through successional forest. It is called a successional forest because it is trasitioning from a field into a oak-hickory forest. As late as 1985, there were no trees here. Now, discover the diversity of plant and animal life that continues to grow as the forest changes.
Abraham Lincoln lived here from 1816 to 1830 as he grew from a boy to a young man. Take time as you hike the TRACK Trail to reflect on the past, present, and future. What has changed since Lincoln lived here? How might it change in the future? Keep your eyes and ears open for the trees, vegetation, and animals that call Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial home today.
Adventures for Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial
Birds of the Southern Hills and LowlandsDifficulty:
Need For TreesDifficulty:
Nature's Hide & SeekDifficulty:
From the east or west - From Interstate 64, exit onto US 231, (exit 57A). Travel south on US 231 to Indiana
Highway 162. Take the Santa Claus/Gentryville exit. Turn west (right) on Indiana Highway 162; go 1-1/2 miles
to the park entrance on the right. Drive for a half mile to the second parking lot on the right.
From the north or south - From US 231 take the Santa Claus/Gentryville exit. Turn west on Indiana Highway
162; go 1-1/2 miles to the park entrance on the right. Drive for a half mile to the second parking lot on the right.
This trail was created in collaboration with the National Park Service.