Welcome to Hacklebarney State Park. It is unclear where this 465-acre park gets its name from. It is said that the word “hacklebarney” comes from the native American word “hakiboni,” which loosely translates to bonfire. Other lore states that the area, which was once an iron ore mine in the 19th century, was named after the Irish miners’ home village in Cork County, Ireland.
Today, it is a favorite destination for hiking. The northern expanses of the park offer breathtaking views of the Black River and its two tributaries, the Rinehart and Trout Brooks. The waterways offer fishing, while the rest of the park is ideal for birdwatching, picnicking or just spending the afternoon outside. Visit the website for more information.