Step back in time on our...
Turkey Run Getaway

Marshall, Indiana

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  • Venture 4 hours - yet worlds away
  • Hike unforgettable trails through canyons, past icefalls, and under towering trees
  • Savor a home-cooked dinner in an Amish home
  • Celebrate sunrise by watching eagles leave their roost for morning fishing
  • Tour the covered bridges of Parke County, and learn their stories
  • Cozy-up in a century-old inn
  • Cherish the friendship of other outdoor women
Day 1

Spot eagles at their Sugar Creek winter roost

1 pm: Meet at Turkey Run State Park at the Inn parking lot, ready to hike.

1:30 - 3:30: Enjoy 2.5 miles of gentle hiking along ice-fringed Sugar Creek. Trek under grand sycamore and walnut trees, under a towering icefall, through a snow-dappled beech forest, past "gypsy gulch," and across a 130-year-old covered bridge.

4:00 pm: Check into your comfy room.

5:30 - 6:30 pm: Savor dinner at the inn’s dining room, with its great salad bar and buffet of yummy, down-home cooking.

After dinner: Soothe your muscles with a relaxing swim, or join us for table games and to sit around a roaring fire in the inn’s great room.

Day 2

Walk behind the icefall at Gypsy Gulch

6:40 - 7:30 am: Celebrate the new day with an optional trip to Sugar Creek’s winter eagle roost, where dozens of eagles take wing for a day of hunting and fishing.

7:45 - 8:30 am: Enjoy a yummy inn breakfast.

9 - 11 am: Hike through towering sandstone canyons, along nature’s ice sculptures, and along rocky overlooks above Sugar Creek.

11:30 - 12:30 am: Lunch at the inn.

1 - 3:30 pm: Tour authentic wooden covered bridges of Parke County, which are recorded in the National Register of Historic Places. Each bridge has a story, and our local guide will share them -- along with other area info -- as we explore in our coach bus.

3:30 - 4:30 pm: Free time.

5 - 8 pm: Walk back in time as we’re welcomed into an Amish family’s home. The family will serve us a delicious home-cooked meal and answer questions about their lifestyle and beliefs. Dinner includes: Baked and fried chicken, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, tossed salad, bread and jam, and four different (!) pies.

Day 3

Enjoy this view of Sugar Creek on our last day’s hike.

7 - 9 am: Breakfast on your own at the inn.

9 - 10:30 am: Enjoy our last hike as it winds through stands of evergreens, above and over frozen creeks, and through gorgeous canyons.

Free time or head home. Check-out time is noon.


Embrace the hospitality at our
cozy inn, built in 1919.

Our room block is in the historic lodge (rather than the cabins). Rooms have full baths, coffee-makers, TV, hair dryers, alarm clocks, lotion/shampoo, and WiFi. Relax in the heated indoor pool from 10 am to 11 pm.

While rooms do not have microwaves or refrigerators, you may rent a mini-frig for your stay.


The non-refundable registration/activity fee includes:

  • 2 experienced guides throughout the getaway
  • 2 1/2-hour covered bridge tour on a coach bus witha local guide
  • Dinner at an Amish home
  • Gratuities for our Amish hosts, bus driver and tour guide, and inn cleaning staff
  • Detailed info packet about our trip and the area
  • Online trip photos


  • Just a note to thank you for the incredible adventure at Turkey Run. I had anticipated spending a terrific time in the beauty and wonder of nature, but I was amazed by how warmly the others embraced me, a stranger. I loved sharing such a special time with new friends. Because of your engaging personality and able leadership you provided an awesome experience of recovery and discovery for this little "biophyte." I admire you so much for who you are and your vast knowledge of nature and depth of understanding of creation and the lessons we can learn from it. ~Leta
  • Just wanted to thank you for a lovely time at Turkey Run. It was wonderful to get away and gain some perspective. I hope you know how important what you do is for us. ~Jean
  • Turkey Run was a great trip! I think all the "newby" hikers felt the "regulars" were welcoming, and I am certain all the "regulars" enjoyed the "newbies"! As always, you managed to put together a great group of ladies interested in having fun! I truly enjoyed my time with each and every one of the ladies! Once again, THANK YOU for a wonderful time. I can’t wait for the next one! ~Dream Catcher
  • I swear Trailbound is like a magnet and pulls the best women to come into this group. Trailbound Rocks! ~Ladybug