🍂 Chasing fall foliage in Greater Lafayette?🍁
Admire the yellow, orange, and red hues of the season at these breathtaking spots & don't forget to snap some pics! 📸
Celery BogBack to Top of List
The Celery Bog Nature Area is a tranquil spot for wildlife and people alike. You'll find some unusual plants and the opportunity to view nearly 120 different species of birds. Rabbits, coyotes, opossums and other small mammals dwell there, as well as many amphibious creatures; all are attracted to its rich and unique wetland habitat.
Clegg Memorial GardenBack to Top of List
Clegg Memorial Garden overlooks Indiana’s scenic Wildcat Creek, offering a beautiful nature-filled setting. This includes prairie and oak savanna restorations, extensive beds of seasonal wildflowers, plants native to Indiana, labeled trees, nature trails, and bridges.
Exploration AcresBack to Top of List
Northwest Indiana's largest corn maze that also features a wooded area full of fall color. Rent a fire pit located in the middle of the woods and enjoy all that Exploration Acres has to offer: a 23-acre corn maze with over 10 miles of twists and turns, hayrides, a corn cannon, a pumpkin patch and more!
Happy Hollow ParkBack to Top of List
This park includes the following: 81 acres in size with one mile of paved Trolley Line Trail (hiking) and approximately one mile of footpaths (Salisbury St., Garden, and Rose Street Trails). The park contains two accessible playgrounds for ages 2-5 and 5-12, an open turf area and five picnic shelters. This park also features a Dog Park. The Footpaths take you to secluded, scenic areas overlooking the majestic park. Bring the kids out for an adventure in this hilly, wooded park!
McAllister ParkBack to Top of List
The scenic 350-acre park is located along the banks of the Wabash River. A bike path along North 9th Street connects the city to the park. McAllister Park features portions of the Wabash Heritage Trail, open green space, a model airplane strip and Wabash Washout, an 18-hole disc golf course.
Prophetstown State ParkBack to Top of List
Indiana's newest state park offers camping, swimming, hiking, biking, birding, wildlife observation, and more. Do not miss the annual Trail of Scarecrows featuring scarecrows created by local community groups. The scarecrows are featured along the paved accessible trail between the Prairie View Picnic Area and the Aquatic Center. Visitors are encouraged to vote for their favorite scarecrow!
The Farm at ProphetstownBack to Top of List
The Farm at Prophetstown is located within Prophetstown State Park. The Farm is a farming and education center offering unique experiences on all aspects of farm life. Programs revolve around the 1920's farm. The livestock enjoy a beautiful, healthy farm/free-range setting and the crops are used to feed them throughout the year. Do not miss all the fun fall events taking place from trick or treating at the farm to a pumpkin party!
Tippecanoe BattlefieldBack to Top of List
A National Historic Landmark, located in a 96-acre park setting in Battle Ground, complete with picnic areas, a nature center, a pioneer chapel and historic and scenic hiking trails. Explore the site of The Battle of Tippecanoe and walk the battleground where Native Americans and settlers clashed and a conflict of cultures was resolved.
Wea Creek OrchardBack to Top of List
Wea Orchard offers apples, peaches, pumpkins and apple cider in season and always has a good stock of their own honey fruit products such as apple, pumpkin, peach butter and jellies. Come out and enjoy a stroll through the orchard! 🍏🍂, take a hayride to the pumpkin patch and shop their store for all the delicious fall goodies! 🎃
Purdue ArboretumBack to Top of List
The Purdue Arboretum began late in 2008 with the goal of recreating the Purdue campus as a living laboratory to enhance learning and discovery and to improve its value as a resource for university engagement. Embrace the unique collection of plants, gardens, artworks, walking trails, and green spaces that can be used and appreciated by all!
Visit HomeofPurdue.com for more information about these fall activities and have fun exploring all the colors of autumn!