This pioneer village was less than a dozen years old when Solomon Harkey built his two-story Federal style home in 1834. A plain house by today’s standards, it must have seemed a mansion at a time when even the courthouse was a simple log structure.
Both lakes offer boating, skiing, canoeing, camping, and fishing. Both are stocked with blue gill, crappie, large-mouth bass, and tiger muskie. Glenn Shoals Lake has a full-service marina, including a restaurant.
The 1,400-acre lake and 300-acre park have boating, fishing, picnic areas, playgrounds, campgrounds, a beach, and horse trails. The Shoal Creek Conservation area on the southeast side of the lake has two easy hiking trails. The area is home to 700 species of plants, 70 species of butterflies and 70 species of breeding birds. Take a self-guided tour through native prairie lands and shoreline woods.