WEST TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV)– Community members gathered at the Wabashiki Fish and Wildlife area for Riverscape’s Explore Wabashiki Saturday.
Those in attendance participated in bike tours, scavenger hunts and other fall activities.
Kimberly Page said she was excited to explore the wildlife area for the first time.
“We have never been here before. We heard it was beautiful trail. My son comes here all the time and I have my grandbabies and we decided since they had this going on that we wanted to see the nature trail,” Page said.
The area spans across the Wabash River and is made of up 11,000 acres of land.
New changes are also being made such as newly acquired properties and construction of a new 8. 7 million pedestrian walkway connecting West Terre Haute and Terre Haute.
Scott McCormick, Wabashiki Property Manager, said the new changes will benefit the community.
“It gives you the opportunity to get outside. Vigo County Parks has a great trails system and it encompasses part of our Wabashiki as well. It gives people a great chance to get outdoors. “
Wildlife advocates hope the event will jumpstart an uptick in the area’s tourism.
“It really an asset, not only for our use, but it will bring people to our community to see what a great community we have. Also they’ll spend money as they recreate,” said Dan Bradley, a member of Riverscape.