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Sycamore Land Trust Hikes and Activities

I’ve been checking the weather forecast for this weekend each day. I have grand plans of hitting the hiking trail with my family to really get the spring season in full swing. I’m particularly excited because a few months ago, I 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 first class of the morning my 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 commitments are keeping my family from Read more >

Indianapolis Museum of Art’s 100 Acres

We’re more than halfway through July, so if you have young kids you may be getting tired of the same old playgrounds and parks near your house. Fortunately, summer offers a great chance to explore new places. One spot you Read more >

Get Fit with the Indiana State Parks 2011 Fitness Challenge

If you read the Indiana Insider regularly, and my posts in particular, then it will come as no surprise that state parks are my favorite way to “Visit Indiana.”  They contain so much of our state’s natural beauty, they are very affordable, Read more >

Cooling Off on the Indiana Cave Trail

It’s just one of those Indiana days when it’s so hot you feel like you can’t catch your breath. I’m fairly certain the water in our backyard baby pool might start to boil if I keep it in the sun Read more >

T.C. Steele State Historic Site

Since my family lives only 20 minutes from Brown County State Park, when we crave a long hike in the woods and a chance to reconnect, that’s usually where we head. But this weekend, we wanted to tackle a new trail. So 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 >