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Posts about outdoor adventures, activities and other opportunities in Indiana

Madison Has July 4 Racing Fun

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  During the early 1800s, Madison was a bustling town on the Ohio River in southern Indiana. Steamboats docked there, taking cargo up and down the river. After the railroad deflected business from the area several years later, citizens settled back, Read more >

Fourwinds Resort and Marina

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I am always happy when I have an excuse to Visit Bloomington and my last visit was no exception. I attended a tourism luncheon at the Fourwinds Resort and Marina and had no idea about this gem located right on Read more >

Holliday Park

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Indiana has amazing parks … community, county and state. I relish every opportunity I get to visit them and am so thankful for such a beautiful Indianapolis park within 10 minutes of my house – Holliday Park.You may know about Read more >

South Bend to Celebrate 150 Years!

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May 22, 2015 will mark South Bend’s 150th anniversary. Activities have been and will continue to occur throughout the year, but the highlight will be SB150 Birthday Weekend. And rumor has it this will be the most ambitious festival ever Read more >

Butterflies!

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Have you heard that the Butterfly Kaleidoscope is open for the season at the Indy Zoo? Despite some crummy weather, my family headed out to see the spectacle for ourselves.The butterflies are kept inside the Hilbert Conservatory. So not only Read more >

Little 500 Offers Cycling Thrills

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Some people reading this might admit to being old enough to have watched the 1979 sleeper hit, Breaking Away. This Oscar-winning film’s plot is based on the Little 500 bicycle race held annually at Indiana University in Bloomington. Even if Read more >

Azaleas

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Do you love flowers? I have the perfect spot for you: the Azalea Path Arboretum and Botanical Gardens in Hazelton (roughly halfway between Vincennes and Evansville).Within 50 acres you can see over 4,000 azaleas plus a large variety of unusual Read more >