Best Outdoor Adventures

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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Amidst Elkhart’s Bucolic Splendor: Celebrating the History of Recreational Vehicles

BY JANE AMMESON When my friend Jackie Hughes pulled into the parking lot fronting the large expanse of glass accented with metal exterior of the RV/MH Hall of Fame and …

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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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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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Indiana’s Botanical Gardens

Botanic Gardens Conservation International defines botanical gardens as “institutions holding documented collections of living plants for the purposes of scientific research, conservation, display and education.” But not only are Indiana’s …

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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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Would you like to experience a small tropical environment in the middle of Indiana?

You can at the Rinard Orchid Greenhouse at Ball State University in Muncie. The Dr. Joe and Alice Rinard Orchid Greenhouse is the new home of the Ball State University …

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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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