Early summer is the perfect time to embark upon new adventures. The weather is perfect, with mild conditions that are ideal for outdoor adventures. If you’re still looking for new places to explore, here are 9 epic adventures that every Hoosier should take:
1. Explore the trails at Turkey Run State Park
If you've always thought of Indiana as flat, this stunning park will change your mind. With a long suspension bridge, 11 fantastic hiking trails, and breathtaking scenery to behold, this park will exceed your expectations. Find it at 8121 Park Rd, Marshall, IN 47859.
2. Get wild at Pine Lake
Pine Lake is a lake like you've never seen before. With huge water slides, an awesome log walk, refreshing splash pad, paddle boats, and play areas for kids, it's basically an unlimited adventure bound to make the whole family happy. Discover it at 4640 W State Road 218, Berne, IN 46711 (the park opens Memorial weekend).
3. Explore Indiana's longest cave
Indiana Caverns offers an extraordinary adventure by boat through the state's longest cave system. Come take in exhilarating views at this gorgeous cave. Visit at 1267 Green Acres Dr SW, Corydon, IN 47112.
4. Walk behind a waterfall
Seeing waterfalls can be a pretty cool experience, but walking behind one is a completely different activity altogether. Check it out at Hemlock Cliffs Falls in the Hoosier National Forest, located at National Forest Rd, English, IN 47118.
5. Go ape at Eagle Creek Park
Nestled toward the back of this Indianapolis park is an epic treetop adventure just waiting to be taken. This two-hour journey includes canopy walks, Tarzan swings, zip lines, and more! Get wild at 7840 W 56th St, Indianapolis, IN 46254.
6. Explore the state's most unique ranch
Have you ever wished you could see an exotic animal up close? At Wilstem Ranch you can not only see elephants and giraffes up close - you can also interact with them! Check it out at 4229 W US Highway 150, Paoli, IN 47454.
7. Take in the beauty of the Indiana Dunes
If you're a Hoosier who hasn't experienced the beauty of the Indiana Dunes up close, you have to add this trip to your bucket list immediately! You can extend the adventure by camping or exploring more of the dunes through the Indiana Dunes State Park's trails. Find them at 1600 N 25 E,, Chesterton, IN 46304.
8. Get exotic at this fascinating park
Discover this incredible 15-acre exotic animal sanctuary dedicated to taking in felines throughout the country. You'll get to see lions, tigers, pumas, cougars, leopards, ocelots, and much more! Visit it at 2221 E Ashboro Rd, Center Point, IN 47840.
9. Chain O'Lakes State Park - Albion
This remarkable park is full of adventure, with 11 lakes to explore. Take your boat out for the day, rent a canoe, hang out on the beach, explore hiking trails, or camp at this gorgeous state park. You'll find it at 2355 E 75 S, Albion, IN 46701.
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