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Picture Perfect: A Day at Chain O’ Lakes State Park

Indiana is blessed to have 25 state parks, 16 state forests, 10 state lakes, and numerous reservoirs, state recreational areas, and nature preserves. Although there are state parks for any time of year, my favorite time to visit Indiana’s natural Read more >

Kick Off Visit Indiana Week With Free State Parks Admission

Indiana State Parks is offering free state parks admission for everyone on Sunday, May 7, 2017, in honor of Visit Indiana Week, sponsored by the Indiana Office of Tourism Development. The free admission day is also the last day of Read more >

2,000 Years of History & Nature at Mounds State Park

Despite the prediction from our furry friend in Pennsylvania, every indication points to a warm, early spring in the state of Indiana. While our recent winter was mild for sure, there’s nothing better than being outdoors when the weather turns Read more >

Just Dunes It: A Weekend on Lake Michigan

My wife (Chelsi) and I spent my 30th birthday in Italy on our honeymoon. So when her 30th came around, we had to do something to match the awesomeness of mine. So, a tripto the Indiana Dunes was planned and Read more >

McCormick’s Creek State Park

My husband grew up going to McCormick’s Creek State Park and had fond memories of his time there. So, when he had a random Friday afternoon off this summer (a rarity in his business) we jumped on the opportunity to Read more >

Spencer County – Holiday World and Lake Rudolph

I’ve been to Holiday World (located in Spencer County – Southern Indiana) before … albeit a few years ago and during the heat of the summer. But this fall I had the opportunity to visit during Spencer County’s Fall-O-Weekends and Read more >

Santa Claus Land of Lights in Southern Indiana

One of my favorite holiday traditions is to pile the kids into the car after dinner and drive around admiring Christmas lights. Such a simple way to enjoy time together as a family away from the crowds and the rushing Read more >

Even Santa Claus (Indiana) celebrates Halloween

Though the jolly Indiana city is named for a worldwide Christmas icon, Halloween gets more than a courtesy nod from attractions in Santa Claus, Indiana. Santa’s Candy Castle At Santa’s Candy Castle, famous for its frozen hot chocolate, it’s time Read more >

Clifty Falls State Park in Madison, Indiana (#video)

A few weekends ago, my family enjoyed a camping weekend at Clifty Falls State Park in Madison, Indiana. What a greatgetaway in such a beautiful area of Indiana. Here’s a bit about how my family spent our time there: Clifty Read more >

Indiana State Park Campsite Photos Now Available

Camping season is in full swing, but I’m just getting around to making our first campsitereservations (having a new baby in the househas slowed me down on the camping front, that’s for sure!) So this week, as I made our Read more >