Outdoor

2017 AquaX Jet Ski Races

Sunday, August 12-13, 2017 Whiting Lakefront Park Attend a weekend of extreme Jet Ski racing! AquaX Jet Ski Racers will return to Whiting and Chicago for the 2nd Annual Great …

READ MORE >

Great Lakes Grand Prix

August 3-6, 2017  Lake Michigan, Washington Park—Michigan City  The Great Lakes Grand Prix is part of the Super Boat International offshore powerboat racing schedule and will feature many of the …

READ MORE >

The Farm at Prophetstown – Local Food 1920s Style

By Kevin Howell Situated on 95 acres amidst reclaimed Indiana prairie land in Prophetstown State Park, The Farm represents a typical 1920s Indiana homestead. It was a time when homesteaders …

READ MORE >

Hit the Knobstone Trail—A walk through the woods in Southern Indiana

By Amy Lynch Not much has changed along the Knobstone Trail in the past, oh, 200 million years or so. And that’s exactly why hikers love it. The Knobstone Escarpment …

READ MORE >

Sweet Breeze Canal Boat in Fort Wayne

Visitors to Fort Wayne can now enjoy cruising the city’s waterways in a full-size replica of an 1840s-era canal boat. The Sweet Breeze just made her maiden voyage and is …

READ MORE >

Wednesday Tours on Patoka Lake

Cruise the second largest lake in Indiana upon a climate controlled tour boat to search for osprey, eagles, blue herons, loons and other wildlife. Two hour cruises embark every Wednesday …

READ MORE >

Go RVing!—Super Size” Me, Please

By Marshall V. King  If you were to combine a commercial truck and a Class A motorhome, what you’d get is a Class C motorhome. If you trick out that …

READ MORE >

Northwest Indiana Blueways

By Jane Ammeson  Glints of sunlight filtering through the canopy of trees sparkle on the waters of the east branch of the Little Calumet River. It ripples along through the …

READ MORE >

Giddy Up!—Horseback Riding at Indiana’s state parks

About five times a year, Rheba Montgomery drives from her home in Eaton, near Muncie, to O’Bannon Woods State Park to ride horses with friends and family. At three-and-a-half hours to the …

READ MORE >

East Central Indiana’s Cardinal Greenway

Indiana’s longest span of recreational trails, the Cardinal Greenway, travels more than 62 miles through 11 towns in East Central Indiana, including Muncie, Richmond, and Marion. Although it’s a favorite …

READ MORE >

Beat cabin fever at Indiana’s state parks this winter

Snow-based outdoor recreation opportunities, holiday events, and special programs await the park visitor willing to don a heavy coat and winter hat. In northern Indiana, where snow is more abundant, …

READ MORE >

Make Lasting Memories at a State Park Campsite

By DNR Staff Three summers ago, the Grosh family of Muncie endured a nearly 4-hour drive and triple digit temperatures to camp at Lincoln State Park in southwest Indiana. Despite …

READ MORE >