Outdoor

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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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Go RVing!—The RV Lifestyle

BY Marshall V. King Elkhart County—Indiana’s “RV Capital of the World” ELKHART — In the RV Capital of the World, those who make the recreational vehicles get excited about making …

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Glamour Camping—Your best vacation may be in your own back yard

By Amy Lynch and Marshall King Indiana is a major player within the booming RV industry. According to data from the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association and the Recreational Vehicle Indiana …

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Cabin Fever

By DNR Staff If repeat customers are a reflection of quality service, Indiana’s state parks are doing something right. Since 2007, Bill Cann has spent roughly 30 nights a year …

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Discover Pokagon!

Nestled in the northeast corner of Indiana, Pokagon State Park offers a variety of activities for the whole family, including interpretive programs at the nature center. Guided horseback trail rides, …

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9 Incredible Hikes Under 5 Miles Everyone in Indiana Should Take

Hiking can seem too complicated or difficult to anyone who’s never hiked before. But hiking doesn’t always have to be about steep climbs and trekking across dozens of miles. There …

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A Unique Family Getaway on Patoka Lake

Discover Indiana’s only floating cabins, found exclusively on Patoka Lake in Southern Indiana. Just minutes from French Lick, Holiday World or Marengo Cave, these gems feature the comforts of home …

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Plan a Getaway to Fourwinds Lakeside Inn & Marina on picturesque Lake Monroe

Fourwinds Lakeside Inn & Marina is located in the Fairfax State Recreation Area, on picturesque Lake Monroe in Bloomington, Indiana, Indiana’s largest inland lake. Just 15 minutes from downtown Bloomington …

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Dinner Boat Rides

Once the only way to travel before roads, and when thick forests carpeted our state, now Indiana’s waterways—winding rivers, inland lakes and even a long stretch of Lake Michigan coast—still beckon …

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