New Cabin Fever Event Debuts on Saturday

Are you tired of being stuck indoors for the winter? Has cabin fever set in? Then bundle the family up and head out to McCloud Nature Park on Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. for Hendricks County Parks & Recreation’s brand new Cabin Fever event.

Throughout the event, park naturalists and guest instructors will be leading a variety of outdoor activities around McCloud Nature Park to get families out of the house, into the fresh air, moving around, and discovering topics such as ice fishing safety, how to skin a deer, outdoor cooking, and more.

Learn how to start a fire, make your own tin can lanterns, and enjoy guided hikes around the park during Cabin Fever. Come inside the McCloud Nature Center, check out the interactive exhibits, and warm yourself with some complimentary hot cocoa and coffee. A knitting seminar will also be held inside the Nature Center.

“My kids are bouncing off the walls at home by this point in the winter,” said Hendricks County Parks & Recreation assistant superintendent Eric Ivie. “This is a wonderful opportunity for them – and everyone else – to get outside, enjoy a change of scenery, burn off some pent-up energy, and learn some things that aren’t offered around here very often.”

Ivie pointed out that Cabin Fever is also a great activity for scouts of all ages to come out to McCloud Nature Park, enjoy the outdoors, and learn some skills that could be applicable to badges.

Cabin Fever is free to attend, and it’s appropriate for all ages. No advance registration is required. It’s an ongoing event, so families are welcome to arrive whenever they want between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Dress for the weather and the mud, as Cabin Fever will be held rain or shine.