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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 >

Your Child’s First Fishing Trip in Indiana

This blog was submitted by Jon Sutton of OutdoorEmpire.com. Taking your kids on their first fishing trip is one of the most enjoyable ways to spend a little family bonding time. They’ll likely have a great time and you’ll form 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 >

Free Entry to Indiana State Parks on September 11

In so many ways, it’s hard to believe it has been 10 years since the tragedies of September 11. I remember hearing about the World Trade Center while heading out to my firstclass of the morningmy senior year at Butler Read more >

McCloud Nature Park Is a Best Kept Secret

My job as a blogger for the Indiana Insider is to tell you about the great things there are to see and do in Indiana. Once in a while, I come across something so great that I’m tempted to keep Read more >

So Much to Do at Spring Mill State Park

Last month my fellow Indiana Insider blogger Erik wrote a post about Mitchell, Indiana’s plans to celebrate Gus Grissom’s 50th anniversary in space. The events all take place this weekend (Friday, July 22-Sunday, July 24). Family commitmentsare keepingmy family from Read more >

Holliday Park: A Hidden Gem

Holliday Park is an excellent nature park, jogging trail and picnic location located on the North side of Indianapolis not far from Butler University. I recently discovered Holliday Park by volunteering through the volunteer center at Butler University. While there, Read more >

Sodalis Nature Park: Hendricks County’s newest park

As one of the nation’s fastest growing counties, you might not think of suburban Hendricks County (just west of Indianapolis)as a place to go for exploring nature. But with the addition of Sodalis Nature Park to the county’s park system, Read more >

Ways to Enjoy Indiana State Parks

One of the best investments my family has made is a $36 drop in the bucket for an annual state park pass. While we fortunate to have several gorgeous state parks within an hour drive of our house, I’m willing Read more >

4 Summer Vacation Ideas

As the school year is winding down, I know many families are making plans for summer vacation.Since gas is hitting $4 a gallon, spending a week or two closer to home is a greatoption this year. Im a water person, Read more >