Indiana State Park of the Week – Hardy Lake

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4171 E. Harrod Road
Scottsburg, IN 47170
(812) 794-3800

Hardy Lake is the only state reservoir not created for flood control. This means that the lake level stays stable year-round, positively affecting the appearance of the shoreline, fishing and wildlife living there. The property is a multi-use facility offering hiking, swimming, boating, skiing, camping and more.

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Indiana State Park of the Week – FORT HARRISON STATE PARK


5753 Glenn Road, Indianapolis, IN 46216
(317) 591-0904

Fort Harrison is a state park for many seasons for many reasons. Patrons may enjoy visiting the park year round, especially in winter since Fort Harrison features one of the biggest sledding hills in the area. Spring is the season to walk with the woodland wildflowers in full bloom across the park. Summer is the perfect time for a canoe trip down Fall Creek, the major water feature that runs through the north side of Fort Harrison. Autumn brings warm, sunny days and breathtaking fall colors to this, the last forested corner left in Marion County.

At Fort Harrison, landscape and history blend together at this unique setting on the north-east side of Indianapolis. The 1,700-acre park features walking and jogging trails, picnic sites, fishing access to Fall Creek and two national historic districts. The former Citizen’s Military Training Camp is preserved around the park office in what was once known as Camp Glenn.

These 12 Hiking Spots In Indiana Are Completely Out Of This World

Posted in Indiana June 05, 2015 by

Making plans to spend some time outdoors this summer? Maybe you’ve thought about taking your family on an exciting family vacation this year? What some people do not know is Indiana is packed with absolutely breathtaking hiking spots. These spots feature beautiful scenic views, and some are home to the few waterfalls we have in Indiana. If you enjoy hiking, here are 12 hiking spots in Indiana you have to check out.

7.) Adventure Hiking Trail

This beautiful hiking trail is 25 miles long. You can find the trail in Corydon, Indiana.

8.) Adena Trace Loop

This trail is 25 miles long and located in Brookville, Indiana.

9.) Three Lakes Trail

This trail is just shy of ten miles long. You can find it located in Martinsville, Indiana.

10.) Hiking in Pinhook Bog

This particular hiking trail is part of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

11.) Mogan Ridge East Trail

You can find this hiking trail near Derby, Indiana. The trail is only 6.7 miles long. However, it does connect to the Morgan Ridge West Trail which is 12.3 miles long. Between the two trails, you can enjoy a nice long hike through a scenic hardwood forest.

12.) McCormick’s Creek State Park

You can find the Falls Canyon Trail in McCormick’s Creek State Park right near Spencer, Indiana. The trail is a small 3 mile loop and it is absolutely beautiful. The best part of the trail is getting to enjoy the waterfall. The trail is a little rough and only recommended for hikers with experience.

What do you think? These videos and pictures are absolutely beautiful! I don’t know about you, but I want to hop in my car and go check out some of these trails right now! Which one of these do you plan on making a trip to? Do you have a favorite that did not make this list? Don’t forget to share this beautiful collection of hiking spots with all of your friends!

State Park of the Week

Falls of the Ohio State Park

201 W. Riverside Drive, Clarksville, IN 47129
(812) 280-9970

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Located on the banks of the Ohio River at 201 West Riverside Drive, Clarksville, Indiana (I-65 exit 0), is the Falls of the Ohio State Park. The 386-million-year-old fossil beds are among the largest exposed Devonian fossil beds in the world. The park features a spectacular interpretive center overlooking the fossil beds. Inside you will find a 14 minute movie, an exhibit gallery with river and marine aquariums.

Fishing, hiking, fossil viewing, bird watching and picnicking are among the most common activities.

While fossil collecting is prohibited, the park staff encourages visitors to explore and discover the many different types of fossils that can be found on the ancient sea bottom.

The months of August thru October provide the best accessibility to the 220 acres of fossil beds, as the river is at its lowest level during this period. Please call for times, prices and group information.

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State Park of the Week

Clifty Falls State Park

2221 Clifty Drive, Madison, IN 47250


Clifty Falls State Park is located near Madison with entrances on state roads 56 and 62. The park’s waterfalls change moods with the weather and the seasons and can range from roaring plunges to delicate bridal-veil mists to gleaming frozen titans. Winter and spring visits reveal them at their best. The rugged splendor of Clifty Canyon offers exciting year-round hiking and scenery.