Explore Hayes Arboretum
The 466-acre Arboretum offers a variety of activities.  You'll find hiking trails,  naturalist displays, birding facilities, educational classes in many different subjects and historical exhibits...a cornucopia of opportunities for all ages and many different interests.

Nature CenterNature Center
This renovated 1833 dairy barn offers a variety of information and interpretive displays.  

While exploring the many naturalist displays, like the history tree, wood identification table and our special hands-on children's area, observe the hand-hewn beams and pegged construction of this historic structure. 

Be sure to visit our Bird Room where you can relax and observe our feathered friends....and a few squirrels.
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Walking and Hiking Trails
Enjoy a hike on our trails.  Trails vary in length and topography, with many being inter-connected.  Maps and trail descriptions are also available at the Nature Center.

Please remember to follow Arboretum Etiquette when enjoying our trails.

Auto Tour
Enjoy one of the nicest drives through a natural area in east-central Indiana.

Auto TourOn our two mile driving tour you will enjoy scenic views through planted forest and old-growth forest.  There are several opportunities to park along the way, so take your time and enjoy the sights.

There is a nominal $3.00 fee for non-members to enjoy our Auto Tour.  Please purchase a token inside the Nature Center.

  1. Morton Arch
  2. Research Pond
  3. Oak/Tulip Experiment
  4. Beech-Maple Forest
  5. Research Area
  6. Woodland Chapel
  7. Springhouse
  8. Hayes House
  9. Brice E. Hayes Memorial
  10. Mildred s. Hayes Memorial
  11. Paul C. McClure Native Woody Plant Preserve
  12. Nature Center

Mountain Biking
Mountain biking is now available on the east side of Hayes Arboretum! Before your first ride, please sign the indemnity form. Stay up-to-date with current activities on the trail by following the Richmond Mountain Bikers (RAM) on Facebook.

Hayes Museum
Hayes MuseumHayes Museum was created to tell the story of Stanley Hayes, the founder of Hayes Arboretum.

Mr. Hayes began working for the railroads in the Engineering Corps, then went on to create the Hayes Track Appliance Company.  His company became prominent in the industry, producing derails, bumping posts and wheel stops. 

The company was sold in 1970, but the products still continue to be produced today by the Western- Cullen-Hayes Company.
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Hayes Arboretum  ▪  801 Elks Road   ▪  Richmond, Indiana  47374  ▪  765-962-3745