Ginn Woods is a 161 acre property that supports the second largest stand of old-growth forest remaining in Indiana, and has an uncommon diversity of plants and animals.
The natural value of the area was noted in the 1969 Indiana Academy of Science book, Natural Areas of Indiana and their Preservation
, edited by Alton Lindsey. The area is a high priority as an educational area because of its proximity and usefulness to Ball State University and the scarcity of forested areas in this part of Indiana.
Ginn Woods is an exceptional natural area within the east central Indiana region, due primarily to the lack of significant historical human disturbance. This history
of limited human disturbance has left the legacy of an intact old-growth forest community. This is a last remnant of a natural community that once covered most of this region.
Unregulated access to this area by the public is not allowed. There is currently no formal trail system, nor is there a marked parking area. Small groups may use this area by permission only, as a site for student and faculty research projects, and for field trips by contacting John Taylor