Flowing Well Park Trail
Flowing Well Park Trail begins at a well, as the name implies, where people come from many miles to fill their water jugs and other containers with clear water. Free water, in fact, however donations are accepted. One of the best – kept secrets of a shady, peaceful area in Carmel, a beautiful city in its own right located just north of Indianapolis. The well is an artesian one, where water rises to the surface on its own pressure, instead of having to be mechanically pumped or drawn. The well was discovered in the 1800’s when Hamilton County led many farmers to drill for natural gas and they found instead water instead. The well releases about 15 gallons of water a minute.
The Flowing Well Park has 1 ½ miles of walking trails, paved and handicapped accessible at the beginning and then turns into dirt/grass paths, all that are well-maintained. There are many hostas planted at the park to enjoy, plus many native wildflowers such as may apples and wetland growth such as water lilies and cattails. Natural wildlife such as squirrels and water – life such as a variety of fish prevail at this beautiful site. Park benches as well as overlooks with park benches allow one to enjoy the diversity of this park. Fishing is also allowed in the small ponds of the Flowing Well Park. Boardwalk bridges cross Cool Creek along woodsy paths. One can also enjoy the park’s open areas for rest or play.
The park offers plenty of parking, sheltered and non – sheltered picnic areas with grills, and trash receptacles and pet-care bags to make this park user – friendly. Located in south – central Carmel, there are many delights of the Flowing Well Park trails to be enjoyed by the whole family.