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Southeastern Indiana Part III – Outdoor Recreation

So by now you have read about my journeys to Southeastern Indiana right? If not, then make sure to go here and here. But what I haven’t touched on is the outdoor recreation available there. I have three places that are must stops if (or rather when) you head that way …

1. Joe Huber’s Family Farm and RestaurantIMG_9050This place is wonderful. When we first arrived we visited the kid area for my daughter to stretch her legs (and of course put her head in a cut out – her absolute favorite!).IMG_9047 IMG_9046After that it was time for lunch. I’m a down home eating kind of girl and the menu made my choice difficult. I settled on the fish sandwich, but knew I’d be able to try my mother-in-law’s fried chicken salad which was equally delicious.IMG_9054 IMG_9053I can’t forget to mention the fried biscuits. So good we had to ask for more!IMG_9052Dessert – fresh peach cobbler …IMG_9056And the icing on the cake was the music over lunch. Perfect.IMG_9057There is also a market on site where you can pick up fresh produce or pick your own depending on what is in season.IMG_90492. Huber’s Orchard, Winery and Vineyard2015-07-19 14.02.43editedJust a mere mile away is another business (with same family roots) that offers its very own selection of fun. You can dine at the Starlight Cafe, shop for produce at the market or pick your own (which is what we did!). Peaches, blackberries and raspberries were on the docket while we were there.IMG_9061 IMG_9067 IMG_9066And make sure you visit the winery. I’ve been to a few wineries in Indiana and this is my favorite as far as atmosphere goes. I love old barns and one that is gussied up like this is a true gem!IMG_90703. Falls of the Ohio State Park

Best known for their 390-million-year-old fossil bed, visitors come from all over for the chance to walk through. Sad for us, early summer is not when they are exposed, but here is what you can see when they are (early fall is prime time) …Falls of the Ohio 2 Falls of the OhioeditedAnd their interpretive center will be opening by the end of the year with exhibits telling you more about the area and what all is included there. IMG_9028We were able to visit the statue commemorating the start of Lewis and Clark’s expedition.IMG_9030 IMG_9031And the home site of George Rogers Clark – complete with recreated cabin.IMG_9037 IMG_9036Full of history and beauty, the Falls of the Ohio State Park is a great stop.IMG_9033 IMG_9032As you can see there is a lot to do outside in the southeastern part of the state. For more information on any of the above as well as events, lodging and more be sure to visit Clark Floyd Counties Convention and Tourism Bureau.

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Written by : Living in Indianapolis since 2001, Carrie is no stranger to traveling throughout the state. She has worked at Conner Prairie and at the Indiana Office of Tourism. Now working for the Indiana Tourism Association and having a young daughter, Carrie has even more opportunities to take advantage of Indiana's many attractions. Carrie receives compensation from the Indiana Office of Tourism Development for blogging. For more information, see our FTC Disclosure page.