The Explorer Magazine

The Explorer magazine is our list of programs at and information about McCloud Nature Park, W.S. Gibbs Memorial Park, and the western portion of the Vandalia Trail.

It is published three (3) times per year, covering four (4) months’ worth of programming and information at a time.

The Explorer is a free publication, and there are a few different ways to view it:  pick up a copy at our main office, at the McCloud Nature Center, or at either trailhead on the Vandalia Trail; view it online; find it at local libraries and businesses; or get the newest issue delivered right to your mailbox!

View The Explorer Online

You can view the current issue and all past issues of The Explorer magazine on Joomag by clicking here.

Find The Explorer at Local Libraries and Businesses

We deliver issues of The Explorer magazine to local public libraries, Visit Hendricks County, and other businesses in and around Hendricks County.

(Please note: as of March 2020, we no longer deliver magazines to local schools.)

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Get The Explorer by Mail

Sign up to have The Explorer delivered to your mailbox at home or at work so that you don’t miss a thing! The Explorer is free to enjoy, and we will not sell your information to anyone.

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