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Amy Lynch

Best winter hikes in Indiana

Old Man Winter is settling in for a nice long stay, but that’s no reason to stay stuck inside. Lace up your hiking boots, throw on a coat and scarf, and set a course for outdoor adventure. Trail 6 / Charlestown State Park Rugged / 2.3 miles Don't let cold temperatures keep you from exploring this…

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Soar up, up and away on a scenic helicopter ride

Looking for a bird’s-eye view of Central Indiana? Sign up for the ride of a lifetime on Fishers-based Freedom Helicopters. With a home base at the Indianapolis Municipal Airport just northeast of Indianapolis, the operation offers scenic tours of the regional landscape from a unique aerial vantage…

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Best Fall Hikes in Indiana

Pick a trail, any trail, and start hiking... you can't go wrong when Indiana's spectacular fall foliage is on display! These are some of the prettiest the state has to offer... Trail 2 / Brown County State Park Moderate / 2 miles Trail 7 / Brown County State Park Moderate / 1.5 miles If you happen…

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Hamilton County goes nuts for squirrels

It may sound cute now, but the great Squirrel Stampede wasn't something to be celebrated at the time. Back in September 1812, thousands of the migrating animals laid waste to cornfields across Hamilton County, decimating vital crops and leaving devastation in their wake. Now fully and gratefully…

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Wayne County’s sweetest attraction goes digital

Attention: Chocoholics! The new Chocolate Trail digital pass makes it easier than ever for visitors to snack their way through Wayne County, enjoying sweets and treats at every stop. Whether your chocolate preferences run more toward old-fashioned fudge and ice cream or modern desserts and pastries…

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West Fork Arrives In Westfield

Move over Kentucky, there’s a new whiskey outpost making waves right here in Indiana! This month, West Fork Whiskey Co. is opening the doors to a new $10 million Westfield facility that’s sure to quickly become a prime Indiana agritourism destination. “Indiana will be home to one of the largest…

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Set a course to Indiana’s best summer hiking trails

The weather’s perfect for some fresh-air fun! Hit the trail and explore some of Indiana’s best seasonal hiking territory. Trail 8 / Indiana Dunes State Park Rugged / 1.5 miles Trail 9 / Indiana Dunes State Park Rugged / 3.75 miles Sitting pretty on the shores of sparkling Lake Michigan within the…

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Sunflower fields forever

Taking selfies — or even professional photos — in front of blooming sunflower fields is a thing! Fortunately, Indiana offers a number of rustic locations all around the state with the perfect backdrops. In Cambridge City, Golliher’s Farm plants 1 million sunflowers (and 75,000 zinnias) for guests…

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Stamp Your Passport & Win Prizes on the SoIN Fun Trail!

Kids of all ages, and adults too, have a new incentive to visit Southern Indiana this summer thanks to the SoIN Fun Trail passport program. By stopping into more than 50 family-friendly attractions, hotels and restaurants across Clark and Floyd counties, visitors can collect stickers in their…

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