Explore Bluhm Park

About The Park

Park Hours: (Open Daylight to Dusk)

Donated in 1992, by the Gayle and Lucille Bluhm. The Park includes 96 acres of spring wildflowers, upland forest, wetland, prairie and a pond. Enjoy a Variety of nature trails, paved trails, picnic shelter rental, picnic tables, playground, restrooms, bring your own bag toss games, and No-Leash Dog Exercise Area.

Already established as one of the area’s best wildflower viewing secrets, the east property has a lot to offer. The west side of the property was designated for multiple use trails: mountain bike, horseback, cross country skiing and hiking. The west side of the property is also host to a large wetland area where waterfowl abound and wood ducks and geese are common sightings.

Park Activities

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Hiking Trails

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Mountain Biking

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Cross-County Skiing

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Horseback Riding Trails

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Wildlife Viewing

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Bluhm Park Playground

Bluhm Park features an accessible playground that promotes speech/language/cognition development. Check out the fun activities you can do to enhance your playground experience below.

Lincoln Memorial Trailhead

Good news for history buffs and trail users! The La Porte County Parks Department has developed the Lincoln Memorial Trail, which provides over 1.5 miles of new, multiple-use trails. There is a paved and an unpaved trail running side-by side starting at Bluhm Park east, continuing due east to the abandoned Monon Railroad corridor, then turning north along the corridor to County Road 300 South. The area on 350 South includes park benches, picnic tables, hitching post, water fountain, bike racks, restrooms, landscape plantings, trail gates and parking lot.

The Parks Department is currently working towards expanding the trail from 300 South 2 more miles to connect Purdue Northwest in Westville.