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Park information and trail map

Lower Lot: 12951 Seeley Road
Leroy Township, OH 44077
Lon:81° 10' 33.030" W
Lat:41° 43' 12.190" N


Upper Lot: 13165 Seeley Road
Lon: 81° 9' 54.680" W
Lat:41° 43' 10.382" N

Virginia Bluebells will blanket parks of Indian Point Park this spring

Charles Lyman bought several acres at the Point in 1901. He had camped here often. In the years before World War I, he used the area as a military camp for high school boys. More than 150 youngsters attended Lyman's Camp Wissolohican during its seven-year period of existence. Lyman began carving the names of campers into a Totem Stone, which can be seen along the trail near the point. Later, the point became a Finnish camp, Kaleva Lodge. During this time, a stone hut was built and used as a sauna, intact until the 1970s, when the park system dismantled it. The property was purchased from John Phelps in 1964. A plaque was erected here, in honor of James and Edna Phelps, his parents. (In 1802, part of the property had been deeded to his ancestors by the Connecticut Land Company.)

The Whittlesey Culture

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places by the National Park Service, Indian Point has one of the earliest architectural works in this part of Ohio.

Historical marker at Indian Point Park - photo by Edward Vetalice

A tribe from the Whittlesey Culture lived here; a Whittlesey structure was built on the 100-foot ridge between Paine Creek and the Grand River. Two parallel mounds of their earthworks can be seen.

The Whittelsey were an early people who lived from 900 AD to 1650 AD in stockade villages on high bluffs overlooking rivers and lakes. Because they had no contact with Europeans, the name of their tribe is unknown. The culture is named after the archaeologist who discovered the tribe.

Amenities

408 acres. Picnic area with grills. Restrooms. Hiking trails. Drinking water. Fishing.

Directions

Lower lot: Take I-90 to Vrooman Road and go north. Turn right (east) onto Seeley Road. Proceed east on Seeley Road for just over ½ mile to the lower lot located on the left (north).

Upper Lot: Take I-90 to Vrooman Road and go north. Turn right (east) onto Seeley Road. Proceed past the lower lot entrance and continue up the hill for another ½ mile to the upper lot, which is located on the left (north).

Alternative directions to Upper Lot (in case of road closure): Take I-90 to Vrooman Road and go south. Turn left (east) on Carter Road and stay on Carter until it ends at Paine Road. Turn left (north) on to Paine Road and follow until it intersects with Blair Road and Seeley Road. Turn left on Seeley (west) and continue to parking lot on right.

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