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George Rogers Clark Park, Springfield

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4.8/5 based on 30+ reviews on the web
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  • Every Labor Day weekend for the past 34 years The Fair at New Boston has been held at the George Rogers Clark Park. Based on the early 1800’s, numerous artisans, entertainers, purveyors, and food vend...  read more »
  • This park is located on the battle ground where George Rogers Clark attacked the Indian Village of Peckuwe. The park consists of rolling terrain with a man made lake nestled in the center of the park....  read more »
  • Went with parents and younger siblings, had fun walking around and seeing the tee pees and everything else tgere 
  • Amazing, especially during fall. Great place for the entire family. Cozy, beautiful and ideal for any type of outting. Highly recommended.
  • My family and i certainly enjoy the hiking trails as well as the great fishing. The only thing i believe that the park is lacking is maybe some playground equipment. I would love to have picnics but without a playground its hard to keep kids entertained. but other than that....beautiful well kept park!!!
  • This park is always fun to visit especially on mild summer days. There's a lot to do such as fishing, hiking, and picnicing with the family. The hiking trails are everywhere and there's plenty to see. Only dowside is paper maps aren't available and only restroom facilities near trails and picnic areas are porta potty.
  • The Fair at New Boston draws visitors every year. Tickets are $10 per adult and parking is free. We usually stay for about 3 hours.
  • George Rogers Clark Park is a nice, small park in the Clark County Park System. They have hiking and equestrian trails, day-use shelters, fishing and a lot of local history. The hiking trails are well maintained and moderately hilly. The Tecumseh Trail starts behind the Demint day-use shelter and ascends through a charming woods and turns east to a fork. You can continue straight and hike along the perimeter of the park, or take Buffalo Trail south. Heading south, you'll see Puckeshinwa Trail to the east, and then descend down to Maluntha Trail. You can continue straight and come out by Hosterman Lake to take in a nice easterly view of it. Taking Maluntha Trail east, you get some good views of the lake. Towards the end, you want to ascend up the short northern trail to rejoin the Tecumseh Trail, which heads east and down the the falls. There is a wooden bridge over the falls with some seating to take in the view. Looking at the falls, if you glance to your right slightly, you will see a trail going up a steep incline. If you're willing, you can take it to the top of the falls. On the east side of the bridge, there is a short trail going north to the bottom of the falls. Both trails lead to some nice photo opportunities. From the bridge, you can either continue east up 'Whiner's Hill" or follow the trail along the river. Taking the river trail, you will come to a fork. Left will take you Simon Kenton Trail and around the lake to the fishing docks and more scenic view of Hosterman Lake. From the docks, you can either follow the road back down the parking areas by the shelter houses, or walk along the grassy levee towards the woods. Just inside the wood, take the first trail to your right, leading you across a small stream and back to the parking area around the shelter houses. Back at the falls, you can continue up 'Whiner's Hill' which will lead you to another fork. Left loops you around down to the Simon Kenton Trail, and right takes you to the park road. At the road, you can cross over to Medicinal Springs Trail and a whole other area of the park to explore. Throughout the park are shelters, foot bridges and picnic areas to have a quiet afternoon lunch at or have family pictures taken. Each shelter house has a charcoal grill to use (requires charcoal, lighter fluid and matches) and picnic tables. You can reserve the shelters at the Davidson Interpretive Center just down the road on Lower Valley Pike, across S. Tecumseh Road. Hosterman Lake has many fishing opportunities including: a fishing dock, benches along the grassy levee, and hidden coves along the lake-shore trails. George Rogers Clark Park was an large Indian village and the site of the Battle of Peckuwe. Every year on Labor Day weekend, the New Boston Fairs comes to the park with old world crafts, food and reenactments. Also, during posted hours, you can tour the Daniel Hertzler House Museum, which is the large white house at the park entrance.
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