Fall is the perfect time to take one of those classic Sunday drives, any day of the week. Whether you’re looking to just meander along, or you want some specific destinations in mind, the Ohio River Scenic Byway in southern Indiana has just what you’re looking for.
I’ve driven portions of this route at various times of year, and autumn is pretty stunning. Breathtaking views of the Ohio River, with rolling hills covered in trees of every shade Mother Nature produces. Can’t beat it.
If you need a break from the road and want to try your luck, you’ll find three casinos along the route: Belterra in Florence, Horseshoe in Elizabethtown, and Casino Aztar in Evansville.
Bringing the kids? Steer yourself toward the Mesker Park Zoo in Evansville or Schimpff’s Confectionery in Jeffersonville. In addition to the state parks mentioned above, most towns along the route offer parkland along the river front for your kids to run around and explore. If they’re like my boys, they’ll love watching the boats and barges go by.