Indiana's Best Fall Foliage

Don’t miss the precious few weeks when the trees display their fall splendor. Plan a getaway to Your Ten Favorite spots to view fall foliage.

Brown County State Park

Brown County State Park
1405 S.R. 46 West
Nashville, IN 47448
(812) 988-6406

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Largest state park in IN boasts exceptional fall color. Hiking, swimming, bridle trails (BYOH) mountain bike trails, saddle barn with escorted rides.

Indiana Dunes State Park

Indiana Dunes State Park
1600 N. 25 E.
Chesterton, IN 46304
(219) 926-1952

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Indiana Dunes consists of 2,182 acres of primitive, beautiful, historic and unique Hoosier landscape. It lies at the north end of State Road 49 in Porter County, and includes more than three miles of beautiful beach along Lake Michigan’s southern shore. In the early 1900s scientists, recreationists and nature enthusiasts, recognizing the value and potential of the Indiana dunes area, fought to have the region preserved. As a result, in 1925, the state park was established.

Clifty Falls State Park

Clifty Falls State Park
2221 Clifty Drive
Madison, IN 47250
(812) 273-8885

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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.

Turkey Run State Park

Turkey Run State Park
8121 Park Road
Marshall, IN 47859
(765) 597-2635

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This state park will give you stunning views of fall trees, whether you kayak, hike, or camp. 

Indiana University

Indiana University
107 S. Indiana Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47405

Take a walk around Indiana University's beautiful campus to admire the fall foliage before a football game, or simply a peaceful afternoon.

eXplore Brown County

Valley Branch Retreat
2620 Valley Brand Road
Nashville, IN 47448
(812) 988-7750

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Regain your sense of adventure this fall at eXplore Brown County. Boasting 15 World Class Zip Lines, including the fastest, highest and longest in Indiana, this outdoor recreation mecca will have you sailing through the fall foliage. Play a game of capture the flag, paintball style, in the over 80 acres of wooded terrain, or take a guided ATV tour. At the end of the day, relive your family adventure on the porch of one of 10 rental cabins.

Spring Mill State Park

Spring Mill State Park
3333 State Road 60 E.
Mitchell, IN 47446
(812) 849-3534

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Spring Mill State Park offers a powerful illustration of the link between the natural and cultural worlds. The water flowing from several cave springs led to the founding of an industrial village in the early 1800s. Pioneer entrepreneurs took advantage of a constant water source that never froze, using it to power several gristmills, a wool mill, a saw mill, and a distillery. In turn, pioneer settlers shaped the landscape around the village, clearing land for agriculture and timber.

West Beach

West Beach
376 North County Line Road
Gary, IN 46403

Spend a brisk fall afternoon at the West Beach of the Indiana Dunes while admiring the colorful leaves of the nearby forest. 

McCloud Nature Park

McCloud Nature Park
8518 Hughes Road 
North Salem, IN 46165
(765) 676-5437

At 232-acres, McCloud Nature Park is a premier nature park in central Indiana. Visitors can enjoy over six miles of hiking trails, access to Big Walnut Creek, year-round programs at the Nature Center and a wide variety of wildlife viewing opportunities. Modern restrooms and picnic facilities are on-site. A park pavilion is available for group rental.

Notre Dame

Notre Dame
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556
(574) 631-5000

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Stop at Eck Visitors Center for a student-guided walking tour. Take time to view a 20-minute video on the tradition and mystique of Notre Dame.