AAA Editor Notes
Spring Mill State Park is 3.2 mi. e. on SR 60 from SR 37. Within the 1,359-acre park is the restoration of Spring Mill Village, an 1800s frontier community. Reconstructed buildings include a sawmill, a pottery shop, a post office, a stillhouse, a boot leather shop, an apothecary and a functioning water-powered gristmill. The Virgil I. Grissom Memorial Visitor Center honors the second man in space, Mercury astronaut Gus Grissom, and features a space capsule and an audiovisual presentation about space exploration.
The park contains an artificial lake and approximately 65 acres of virgin woodland with some large specimens of white oak and tulip poplar; there also are many unusual caverns and underground streams with rare species of blind fish. Guided 20-minute boat trips into Twin Caves, so named for two sinkholes that opened to reveal the cavern beneath, are available in season.
Note: The caves are closed indefinitely to protect the bat population from White Nose Syndrome; phone for updates.
Guided tours are available.