Potawatomi Trail sits between Ross Hills and Black Rock in Tippecanoe and Warren Counties. The tract of 59 acres brings NICHES closer to our goal of connecting Black Rock and Ross Hills into a permanently secured corridor for wildlife, plants and people to roam unhindered by development.
The Potawatomi Trail was named in memory of the forced emigration of the Potawatomi tribe from Indiana to Kansas in 1838. The tribe and their US government captors camped on the property September 13 1838.
- Bird Watching
History of Acquisition and Property
In April of 2012 NICHES acquired Potawatomi Trail.
Prior to NICHES acquisition, the land had been enrolled in the Wetland Reserve Program, permanently retiring the ag land.
After acquiring, NICHES restored the upland acreage to a mix of native species.
How to Get There
From Lafayette/West Lafayette take South River Road/Division Road west across US 231 and follow that for 8.3 miles to the Ravines Golf Course at S 875 W and take a left. Follow S 875 W passed Ross Hills Park and curve right onto W 50 S. Take the next left onto 925 W and follow that passed Ross Camp and curve right again onto W 75 S. Take the next left onto S 950 W and follow that for 2.2 miles until you reach the sign at the southern edge of the property and park along the upland side of the road.
From Attica/Williamsport turn onto SR 55 from SR 28/41 and cross the bridge over Big Pine Creek. Take the first right onto E Independence Road. Follow Independence Road for 9.7 miles until you reach E 350 N and turn right. Follow E 350 N for 1.5 miles and park along the upland side of the road near the property sign.
Park along the road north of the property sign at the area marked in yellow.