Indianapolis September 13, 2017
Here Are The 5 Most Incredible Natural Wonders Hiding Around Indianapolis
Despite being a major city, Indianapolis has no shortage of rivers, nature preserves, and other natural wonders that every resident should check out. Here are five of the most incredible natural wonders around the city.
1. White River
Flowing throughout Central and Southern Indiana, this two-forked river is more than 362 miles long. With Indianapolis being located on the river, there is no shortage of ways to check out this wonder. You’ll find the West Fork flowing throughout Indianapolis and Fishers, and you can also head to the gorgeous White Water State Park to take in a large stretch of the river.
White River State Park: 801 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204
2. Eagle Creek Park
You’ll be hard-pressed to not notice this natural wonder, considering it happens to be the largest park in the city. However, there are many hidden gems to see throughout the 3,900 acres of land. You’ll find ample bird watching opportunities, a variety of different trees, and, of course, easy access to the beauty of Eagle Creek.
7840 W 56th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46254
3. Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve
This scenic preserve, located in the heart of Fishers, offers access to some of central Indiana’s most breathtaking nature. Featuring rare flowers and foliage as well as deer and rare species of birds, there is so much to see. And you’ll be able to do it thanks to the nine hiking trails that take you all around Ritchey Woods, eventually leading you to Hare Creek.
10410 Hague Rd
Fishers, IN 46038
4. Fern Cliff Nature Preserve
Located less than an hour outside of the city, Fern Cliff Nature Preserve features beautiful mosses and ferns not often seen throughout Indiana. There are also steep, sandstone cliffs throughout this 157-acre nature preserve. You’ll find a wide variety of rare trees and plants lining Fern Cliff’s 3/4 mile-long hiking trail.
W County Rd 375 S, Greencastle, IN 46135
5. Cataract Falls
This is another natural wonder that will take you about an hour outside of Indy, but it is absolutely worth the trip. Cataract Falls is a stunning waterfall located in north Owen County. Known for being the largest waterfall in the state of Indiana, the Upper Falls reach heights of 45 feet, while the Lower Falls reach about 30 feet. Plan a day trip and marvel at the sight of these beautiful falls.
Cataract, Indiana 47460
Have you checked out any of these wonders throughout the city? Have you found any others hiding in plain sight? Let us know in the comments below!