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Get a View from the Treetops at Conner Prairie’s Newest Addition

Central Indiana’s newest outdoor experience opens July 1 at Conner Prairie. Treetop Outpost is a 6,000-square-foot destination nestled in woods that features a four-story treehouse. Surrounding the 45-foot-tall treehouse are experience areas that will allow visitors of all ages to Read more >

Spend Valentine’s Day with Gene Stratton-Porter

If you’re looking for a quirky event to attend on Valentine’s Day, check out the ‘Midwinter Movie Night: a Limberlost Valentine’s Day event’ at the Limberlost State Historic Site Visitor Center in Geneva. Gene Stratton-Porter, one of Indiana’s most famous Read more >

Nashville, IN: Best Small Town in America

Where are the most beautiful, fun, friendly, patriotic, best food and best place for geocaching located? How about Nashville, Indiana!   Yes that’s right, according to the Best of the Road 2013 Competition; Nashville, Indiana has been nominated as one Read more >

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 >

Local Jewelry Makes Great Fall Gift

In past relationships, finding the perfect gift for birthdays, Christmas, or just because presents was always one of the more challenging aspects of the relationship. I must admit that my first thoughts about gifts were grossly stereotypical and that only Read more >

Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory in Fort Wayne

There’s nothing my son enjoys more than getting some time outside to run around. We try to do it nearly everyday when the weather is nice. But Mother Nature doesn’t always cooperate, and particularly in the winter, we often find Read more >

Hoosier Outdoor Experience September 17-18

One of the causes that I’m truly passionate about is getting kids in the great outdoors more often. The difference in my son’s demeanor when he’s had ample time to play outside and when he’s been stuck inside is astonishing. 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 >

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 >