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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 >

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 >

New Exhibits at the Indianapolis Zoo

Many cities the size of Indianapolis have a zoo. But as it often does, Indianapolis outshines the others by having its zoo located in the heart of downtown. Here you’ll find beautiful landscaped paths and thriving ecosystems for each animal’s habitat, Read more >

Discovering Natural History at Falls of the Ohio State Park

Now that the frigid weather we’ve faced most of the winter is beginning to subside (knock on wood!), I’ve been daydreaming about some of my family’s favorite outdoor adventures around Indiana. This fall, we spent a gorgeous day hunting for Read more >

Winter fun at Indiana State Parks

The wide variety of offerings found at state parks throughout Indiana are some of our family’s favorite outings in the spring, summer and fall. But there’s still plenty to do at these beautiful places, even in winter. Go for a thrilling Read more >

Shoals – A Great Addition to Your French Lick Getaway

Fall break wouldn’t have been a break without a quick trip home, and now I can share all of my favorite spots with you! Although lodging options in Shoals are hard to come by, it’s the perfect drive for anyone Read more >

Lawrence County’s 4th Annual Geocaching Challenge, Feb. 6th

Now that GPS is becoming so easy, cheap, and accurate, geocaching is becoming more and more popular. I can actually use my HTC Droid Eris to find my location to within 8 meters (excuse me, metres. It’s still a European Read more >

Patoka Lake Eagle Watch Special Event in January

Patoka Lake will host area eagle watchers on January 9, 2010, from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Dress warmly, and join Aron Showalter, Patoka Lake Wildlife Specialist as you travel by car to different eagle hot spots, and search for Read more >