Announcing weekend closure: Amy Weingartner Branigin Peninsula Preserve

Due to an extraordinary increase in visitation related to the COVID-19 pandemic, Amy Weingartner Branigin Peninsula Preserve will be closed on weekends and holidays. The parking lot will be gated at 8:00 pm on Fridays and reopen at 8:00 am on Mondays.

Sycamore’s primary mission is to preserve and restore natural lands and we work diligently to make our beloved nature preserves open to the public. After testing out many other options, weekend visitation has continued to increase far beyond what the trail and parking lot were built to sustain. Closing the preserve on weekends will ensure that we all tread lightly on this precious natural habitat and continue to put conservation first.

Thank you for your understanding, cooperation, and support as we navigate uncertain times together!

To read more about our stewardship work at the Amy Weingartner Branigin Peninsula Preserve, see our 2019 Annual Impact Report.

We encourage people to visit our other nature preserves as well as the many other beautiful trails in this area. State parks and the nearby Deam Wilderness at the Hoosier National Forest remain open.