McCloud Prairie Maze

September 1 through October 31, 2018

Photo by Corey Cook

Our McCloud Prairie Maze returns on Sept. 1, 2018, with a wayfinding challenge for you to chew on:  a grasshopper!

You won’t need compound eyes or antennae to enjoy the McCloud Prairie Maze, but strong legs will help! Camouflaged in our tallgrass prairie, the grasshopper guarantees a 1/2-mile hike — presuming you and your swarm take only the correct route through its head, thorax, abdomen, and legs. Completion of the course will make you want to stridulate with joy!

Be sure to dress for the weather, wear comfortable closed-toed shoes to jump around in, and bring some water. Bring the nymphs, too, as this maze is appropriate for all ages!

Be sure to leap at the opportunity to explore the McCloud Prairie Maze because this insect hops away at dusk on October 31!


The McCloud Prairie Maze is within McCloud Nature Park, located at 8518 Hughes Road, North Salem, Ind.


The McCloud Prairie Maze is open daily from dawn to dusk. It opens to the public on September 1, 2018 through October 31, 2018.


Admission to the McCloud Prairie Maze is absolutely FREE!


Parking is available in front of the Nature Center. There is no charge for parking.


Click to view and download the 2018 Prairie View map and brochure (PDF file)