The 32-acre Tangeman Woods preserve is located in between State Road 46 and Old Nashville Road west of Columbus, not far from Sycamore Land Trust’s Touch the Earth Natural Area. The mostly wooded preserve features the Outdoor Lab nature trail, which the Bartholomew County Soil and Water Conservation District created in the 1970′s and continues to use for school field trips.
Trail parking is available at the Harrison Township Volunteer Fire Department on Old Nashville Road just west of Country Club Road- please be sure not to block their garage. The trail makes a figure-eight through the preserve and crosses the open gas line easement. Several bridges cross creek ravines, and a presentation area with a semi-circle of benches is near the trail head.
The Bartholomew County Solid Waste Management District’s popular Harrison Township rural refuse drop-off site is located at the west end of the property, on Old Nashville Road. Wolf Creek flows through the preserve in the small wooded area to the west of the drop-off site.
The Irwin-Sweeney-Miller Foundation donated the preserve to Sycamore in 2007 and named it in memory of Clementine Tangeman, a past owner of the property and sister of Irwin Miller.
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