Azalea Path Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
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Azalea Path Arboretum and Botanical Gardens

Roughly halfway between Princeton and Petersburg, Indiana
48 Miles from Newburgh, through Princeton
Travel time:
Approximately 1 hour (one way)

This is a very pretty place to visit when you're out wandering around county roads for fun. From mid-April through the first two weeks of May, some 3,000 azaleas along with other flowering shrubs and trees are likely to be in bloom throughout this 60-acre attraction.

For a five-dollar fee per person, you are welcome to enjoy the scenery for hours. The arboretum roads are dusty but in good shape. There is adequate parking. The arboretum website gives more information and a downloadable brochure that includes a map of the grounds.

The Ambrosia Falls building offers drinks and snacks. There is a wrap-around porch with ceiling fans and plenty of seating. This building is frequently used for weddings and receptions.

There are small lakes with gentle waterfalls, places to sit and admire the views, walking trails, and sculptures.

A covered bridge from 1877 crosses over the Patoka River just south of the arboretum. The bridge is closed to traffic but can be explored on foot. County Road 390N/Moores Bridge Road crosses the river alongside the covered bridge. This is a pleasant diversion and not far away.

Photographs and captions: © 2018 Jerry Jindrich

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