Everyone In Indiana Should Take This Underappreciated Scenic Drive

There are plenty of places in Indiana where an afternoon’s drive will showcase the state’s underappreciated mix of nature, culture, and history. You just have to know where to look. Extending from Wayne County to Dearborn County, the Whitewater Valley is one of the most geographically diverse areas in Indiana. Here, rolling wooded hills and lush valleys intersect with fields flattened centuries ago by a glacier. The scenic drive below is meant to capture the highlights of the Whitewater Canal Scenic Byway.

This drive is so rich you could spend days unpacking each site on this tour of the Hoosier state, even if, on paper, it’s only an hour and a half long. So, let’s get going.

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There’s so much to see in even a small stretch of Indiana that it’s impossible to fit it all into a single tour. What did we overlook in the underappreciated offerings of the Whitewater Canal Scenic Byway? What other routes to you know and love, and think people should drive more often? We love hearing your stories and seeing your photos. Get in touch!

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