Indiana's Most Refreshing Hike, Whitehead Trail, Will Lead You Straight To A Beautiful Swimming Hole
By Tori Jane|Published March 30, 2022
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Somewhere near Smithville, Indiana, is a nature preserve that’s both amazing and educational. It’s unusual in the sense that it’s located on a literal peninsula… right here in the Midwest. It also just so happens to be the ultimate swimming hole hike in Indiana, where fishermen come to see what they can catch and sunbathers lounge on the sandy beach just like they would at the ocean. Nestled within the Amy Weingartner Branigin Peninsula Preserve is the Whitehead Trail, a 2.2-mile out-and-back adventure that leads to one of the Hoosier State’s most pristine bodies of water. Check it out and come discover why it’s one of the best hikes in Indiana:
For more information about the trail itself, including a map, check out its official AllTrails listing. Do you have any plans to embark upon this awe-inspiring swimming hole hike in Indiana? Tell us your thoughts in the comments.
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