TELL CITY – One of the hidden gems in the Hoosier National Forest is Hemlock Cliffs. This unique area located in Crawford County is cooler than the surrounding area due to a box canyon and moist sandstone rock formations.
It has lush vegetation and as its name implies, it is the home of one of the few populations of eastern hemlock in Indiana.
This area is on the western edge of the home range of eastern hemlock and is a remnant of the cooler climate of the past. It is an isolated patch which may help it in the future as a deadly pest draws closer.