The world as we know it has changed…and now we’re all sitting at home bored beyond belief! No amount of house projects, home schooling, Netflix, or twiddling your thumbs will keep occupied long enough to outlast the outbreak. Thankfully, we’re here to help! That’s right, we’re bringing Brown County to you.
It may seem strange to ask…but we want you to show your love for Brown County by staying at home. It’s the best and only way to keep our local community and YOU safe! That’s why we want you to support Brown County from afar.
Whether your interests are the great outdoors, cocktails, music, or fashion, we’ve got some virtual happenings that will hopefully curb your boredom. Think of it as our way of doing what we can to save your sanity! Plus, why wouldn’t you want to experience your favorite destination from the comfort of your couch?
Check out this lineup of online fun and follow these Brown County businesses and attractions for a little virtual entertainment:
Brown County State Park
Indiana’s largest state park is serving up loads of virtual things to do! Tune in to the State Park’s Facebook page every Tuesday at 2 p.m. for #TrailTuesdays. Not only will a naturalist take you on a stroll through the woods, but you’ll also learn all about the featured trail. Almost as good as a real hike…with some cool facts along the way!
Tune in on Fridays at 1 p.m. for virtual programs from the Nature Center. Each Friday will cover a different topic such as wildflowers, water, and hidden historic villages. As soon as the video is posted, a Watch Party will follow so you can talk to a naturalist in real time!
Since we’re on the topic of the outdoors, check out the DNK Presents Facebook page for tons of virtual adventure. From live mountain bike skill events and videos filled with tips to blogs on how to continue to live adventurously in quarantine, this outdoor company has plenty of content to feed your nature-loving soul!
DNK even wants you to get involved. Share photos and videos of you in action in the great outdoors and use #dailyDNKadventure for a chance to win some DNK swag!
Another good way to stay active during this time is with a little online yoga! Get your virtual flow on with Simply Fitness. Choose from hour-long evening classes on Mondays and Wednesdays at 6 p.m., shorter 30-minute lunchtime sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:15 p.m., and 60-minute Saturday morning classes at 9 a.m.
Just visit the Simply Fitness website and book your spot online!
Even though you’re stuck at home you still can be fashionable, right? Mulberry Cottage thinks so! Brown County’s beloved boutique is bringing you new products, clothing tutorials, and special promotions live on Facebook.
Head to Mulberry Cottage’s Facebook page on Mondays and Thursdays at 2 p.m. for the inside scoop on how to look your best both now and later. Score your favorite looks online too!
Hard Truth Hills/Hard Truth Distilling Co.
It’s hard being at home. Take the edge off with a cocktail! Instead of your standard mixed drink, try out something new. After all, you don’t have anything better to do than experiment in the kitchen.
Check out Hard Truth Hills and Hard Truth Distilling Co. Facebook pages for some great recipes and video tutorials! Between the two of these social pages, you’ll be sipping a new concoction almost every day. We can all cheers to that!
Who needs Hulu when you can tune in to a live concert? Local musician and performer Kenan Rainwater is bringing virtual entertainment to you through Rainwater Studios.
On both Monday and Wednesdays at 8 p.m., Kenan will go live on the Rainwater Studios Facebook page. Not only will you get to enjoy his talent, but he’ll also be broadcasting performances by some of his pals. Now that’s music to our ears…and a little weekday fun to look forward to!
Brown County Radio Hour
Get the inside scoop on what’s going on in Brown County from a local perspective on Brown County Radio Hour! This homegrown community radio program is broadcast live the first Sunday of the month at 9 a.m., and the following Wednesday at 6 p.m., on WFHB Radio in Bloomington.
Other ways to enjoy Brown County virtually:
Support Brown County from afar by shopping online. If you have a favorite shop or restaurant, pay their website a visit! You’ll likely find an online store. Stock up on beloved Brown County items and/or purchase a gift card to use when our quarantine days are over! Click here to see where you can do some online shopping. We even launched our own virtual store so you can score some Brown County gear to wear (and use) around your house.
Did you know that you can hike Brown County’s trails virtually? That’s right, you don’t even have to leave your house to enjoy our beautiful scenery. Simply grab your computer and go to Google Maps. Type in the location where you want to “hike.” Click on the little yellow man in the lower right corner (street view) and look for the blue lines on the map. Click on whatever trail you want to discover and get to virtually trekkin’!
Virtual Brown County Backdrops
Make those Zoom meetings a little more beautiful with a Brown County backdrop! Click on the images below to view & save them.