Amy Weingartner Barnigin Peninsula Preserve

I learned about the Amy Weingartner Branigin Peninsula Preserve from another member of the Women Who Hike Indiana Facebook page (if you’re not already a member of Women Who Hike you should definitely check it out – there’s chapters all over the country plus a few overseas).

The preserve is located in Monroe County, Indiana on Rush Ridge Road off of SR 446.

parking is limited with only seven parking spots and one handicap spot

The trail leads you through the trees to the end of the peninsula.


Along the way you can see bits of Lake Monroe through the trees. The trail ends at a beach area that is only accessible by hiking or small boat (i.e. kayak, canoe) so it has very little traffic.

camping is,unfortunately, not allowed along the beach area


Shawn and I really enjoyed how peaceful the trail is and Niko enjoyed watching the kayakers and small fishing boats go by. We will definitely be returning.

2 thoughts on “Amy Weingartner Barnigin Peninsula Preserve

    1. Beanblossom Bottoms Nature Preserve is also really pretty and not that far from this Preserve. Clifty Falls State Park in Madison is really pretty too. If you’re going to the west side of Indiana, Turkey Run and Shades State Park are fun. Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore/State Park is in Northwest Indiana. I have a post about Clifty Falls State Park but I’m still working on posts about the others.

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