Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial

Map of TRACK Trail path through Lincoln Boyhood

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.

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Collectible sticker for Lincoln Boyhood

Location Details

Recreational Features: Interpretive Programs, Birding
Amenities: Restrooms, Visitor Center
ADA Compliant:
Seasonality:
Lincoln Boyhood Visitor Center
Foundation of original Lincoln Cabin
American flag on tall pole
Trailhead sign with four brochures

Adventures for Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial

Birds of the Southern Hills and Lowlands brochure
Hiking

Birds of the Southern Hills and Lowlands

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
1.00
This brochure is an illustrated field guide containing some of the more common birds found along the trail. Each illustration contains the bird's common name, Latin name and phonetic spelling of their call. Found a bird not in the brochure? Use the flap panel as an identification key so you can look up the bird at home.
The Need for Trees brochure
Hiking

Need For Trees

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
1.00
By following the picture and textual clues found in "The Need for Trees" brochure, you will discover six of the more common trees found at Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial. During your adventure, you will learn about the need we, and other animals, have for trees and about the roles they play in the forest.
Nature's Hide and Seek brochure
Hiking

Hide and Seek

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
1.00
The Nature's Hide & Seek brochure is designed so that kids of all ages can walk along the trail and discover common things that are often overlooked in nature. Some of them are hard to find, others are easy. Best of all, the adventure never ends because every time you walk the trail you will discover new things hiding in nature.
Nature's Relationships brochure
Hiking

Nature's Relationships

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
1.00
In the Nature's Relationships brochure you will discover how everything in nature is connected... even us. As you walk along the trail, the brochure will tell you a story about a few of the relationships that can be found. Many more relationships exist, so keep your eyes and heart open and you will discover many of nature's relationships - even yours.

Directions

3027 E S St
Lincoln City, IN 47552
Latitude: 38.121105000000
Longitude: -86.994956000000

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.

Partners

This trail was created in collaboration with the National Park Service.

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