There’s so much charm in The Hoosier State. We’ve got the beauty of both the Midwest and the Great Lakes region here, and our state has an impressive landscape that blends the best of both worlds. Indiana may not be a coveted tourist destination but, hey, we’re not upset about keeping our little slice of paradise to ourselves. If you’d like to experience paradise in person, you’ll want to take a trip to Hardy Lake. In addition to hosting the best lakefront hike in Indiana, you just might discover the best new picnic spot in town. Check it out:

Would you agree that this man-made wonder has the best lakefront hike in Indiana? Are there any other local hikes you’d recommend, or any local lakes worth visiting? Share your thoughts in the comments!

Craving more lakefront loveliness? Swing by the aptly named Clear Lake for more Indiana fun in the sun.

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