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Campfires: Munsee Woods (Muncie)

Hosted by Indiana Humanities

Join us for a flora-filled walk on this private nature preserve being cared for by the Red-tail Land Conservancy!

May 20
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Munsee Woods
5701 South 475 East Road
Muncie, IN 47302 United States

Event Details

At Munsee Woods, we’ll explore a half-mile natural trail, enjoying colorful wildflowers along the way.  Situated west of Prairie Creek Reservoir, the 47-acre Munsee Woods is a former Girl Scout camp turned nature preserve. In 2011, Munsee Woods became Delaware County’s first dedicated state nature preserve and has been used as a gathering place for education and outdoor recreation ever since. Munsee Woods includes majestic older woods, wetlands, and streams, which have inspired a love of the outdoors in generations of Girl Scouts and as well as visitors to the preserve today. You can learn more about the site (and the Red-tail Land Conservancy’s other work) here.

The Campfire trek will be co-led by a humanities scholar and a naturalist. Along the way, we’ll stop to read short writings by nature writers. The trek will conclude with a shared meal and discussion around a campfire. 

Your ticket price includes a campfire meal, Upland Brewing Co. beers, and snacks for the trail in addition to any entrance or rental fees associated with the trek.

WHERE: Munsee Woods

WHEN: May 20, 2023, 6 – 8 p.m. EDT


TRAIL DIFFICULTY:  Easy; trail is unpaved with a slight rise


  • A limited number of free tickets are available based on need, please contact Sam Opsahl at sopsahl@indianahumanities.org.
  • Depending on weather, some trails may be wet, so wear shoes that can handle the mud!
  • Please bring a reuseable water bottle to take with you on the outing.
  • We will send a final confirmation two days before the event with driving and parking instructions and any other updates.
  • In case of inclement weather, Indiana Humanities will cancel the event and alert you via email at least two hours prior to event start time. If the event is cancelled, you will be offered a refund or ticket to another Campfires event of your choice.  
  • This event is designed only guests 21 and over. Upland Brewing Co. beer will be available to all attendees.
  • Refunds are not available after 72 hours in advance.


Indiana Humanities’ award-winning Campfires program pairs nature and literature to spark conversations about Indiana’s future. Something about the combination of wild places, great writing, a warm campfire and cold beer gets Hoosiers talking in fresh and surprising ways about the world around us and our place in it. www.IndianaHumanities.org/Campfires


Indiana Humanities connects people, opens minds and enriches lives by creating and facilitating programs that encourage Hoosiers to think, read and talk.  www.IndianaHumanities.org


Red-tail Land Conservancy’s mission is to preserve, protect, and restore natural areas and farm land in east central Indiana while increasing awareness of our natural heritage.

By strategically preserving and restoring critical forests, prairies, wetlands, and waterways, Red-tail Land Conservancy plans for a future where the natural beauty and healthy habitats of east central Indiana will exist for generations to come. Land preserved by Red-tail is protected from development forever.

Masks are optional at this event. A full refund will be granted to anyone who does not feel well on the day of the event. Please do not attend if you have any COVID-19 symptoms. Any updates to the COVID-19 protocols will be communicated to attendees at least 24 hours prior to the event start time.

Indiana Humanities will make reasonable modifications to ensure that everyone has an equal opportunity to enjoy our programs. If you need an accommodation, please email Sam Opsahl at sopsahl@indianahumanities.org.

Indiana Humanities takes photos and video at its events. These photos and video may appear on the Indiana Humanities website and in promotional materials. Your attendance at this event indicates your consent to have your image photographed and/or videotaped, and your permission to be interviewed, if appropriate.