Bendix Woods


  • Located on Timothy Road, South of U.S. 20, in New Carlisle
  • 195 acres with wooded trails, ponds and fields

Unique Features

  • Studebaker-Bendix Heritage Trail (PDF) site
  • The second highest point in the county is found here
  • The pine trees planted to spell "Studebaker" in the 1930s grow here and are listed in the Guinness Book of Records and the National Historic Register
  • Historic Studebaker Clubhouse - Studebaker Clubhouse Brochure (PDF)

27-acre State Dedicated Nature Preserve

Activities Available

  • Hiking - Printable Trail Map (PDF)
  • Picnic sites - Rental Facilities Listing
  • Mountain Biking - Printable Trail Map (PDF)
  • For more information about the 6.5 -mile mountain bike trail at Bendix Woods, and other area bike trails, contact: Northern Indiana Mountain Bike Association
  • Children's Discovery Room
  • Fall hayrides
  • Playground equipment
  • Sledding Hill (unsupervised, at your own risk)

Educational Programs for Schools Include

  • Wildflower and tree studies
  • Nature hikes and pond studies
  • Maple Syrup - (February and March) Tapping at Home Brochure (PDF)

Additional Documents

  1. Bendix Woods Master Plan 2014-2018 (PDF)
  2. Driving Directions (PDF)
  3. Park Location Map (PDF)