This year the Prairie Maze at McCloud Nature Park is in the shape of a cicada. Brood X only emerges from the ground once every 17 years, and since 2021 was a Brood X year, it seemed like the perfect theme for this year’s maze.
McCloud Prairie Maze Details
The McCloud Prairie Maze begins on September 4th and will be open daily until October 31, 2021. Make sure to dress for the weather, including wearing comfortable close-toed shoes. Bring water and the whole family, as the maze is appropriate for all ages.
There is no charge to access McCloud Nature Park or the Prairie Maze. Both are open daily from dawn to dusk. You’ll park in the Nature Center parking lot to access the maze. Maps to the maze are provided in the kiosk outside the Nature Center and at the entrance to the maze.
Cicadas spend most of their lives underground, where they eat sap from tree roots. You’ve probably seen and heard cicadas this year. While they look odd, they don’t bite, sting, or carry diseases. You can learn more about these insects at McCloud Nature Park.
The McCloud Prairie Maze offers a great way to explore Hendricks County for all ages. You can also explore the Nature Center, hiking trails, and more while at the park in North Salem, Indiana.