Outdoor Adventure Archives - Brown County, Indiana

Outdoor Adventure

Enjoy all the recreation and beauty Brown County has to offer on a one-of-a-kind outdoor adventure!

Whether it's hiking, mountain biking, bird watching, horseback riding, golfing, or canoeing, Brown County is the perfect place to experience the exhilaration, refreshment, and down-to-earth perspective that only the great outdoors can provide.

BC3 Disc Golf

BC3 Disc Golf

Address:2381 Country Club Rd , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-340-9374
Email:bc3@tshively.us
Website:http://www.browncountycountryclub.com

Enjoy the Brown County hills, meadows, and forests at BC3! Bring your friends and/or family to play disc golf! Brown County Country Club features an all-new, championship disc golf course and club. Designed for all player levels, there are 24 holes dedicated for the most advanced pros, 24 holes designed for more casual players, and […]

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Brown County Parks and Recreation/Deer Run Park

Brown County Parks and Recreation/Deer Run Park

Address:1001 Deer Run Lane , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-988-5522
Email:rudda@browncounty-in.us
Website:http://bcparksrec.com

Have some fun at Deer Run Park! Owned and operated by Brown County Parks & Recreation, Deer Run Park has tons of facilities and activities available including: Baseball and Softball Fields Basketball Court Community Garden Fishing in Salt Creek (license required) Grills Open Fields for All Sports Picnic Tables Playground Soccer Fields Shelter House (reservations […]

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Brown County Saddle Barn

Brown County Saddle Barn

Address:Brown County State Park 1810 State Road 46 East, Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-988-8166
Website:http://browncounty-saddlebarn.com

Trail ride in the beautiful Brown County State Park! Head to the Brown County Saddle Barn for a horseback riding experience in the hills. Choose from 35-minute or hour-long rides. Kiddos under 7 can also enjoy parent-assisted pony rides. Every Friday and Saturday evening late May through June, there are even hayrides through the park!

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Brown County State Park

Brown County State Park

Address:Brown County State Park 1810 State Road 46 East, Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-988-6406
Website:http://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/2988.htm

Experience Indiana’s largest state park! Nicknamed the “Little Smokies” because of the area’s resemblance to the Great Smoky Mountains, Brown County State Park encompasses nearly 16,000-acres of rugged hills, ridges, and fog-shrouded ravines. The Brown County State Park is a traditional fall color hot spot, with nearly 20-miles of tree-lined roads and many scenic vistas […]

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Brown County State Park Nature Center

Brown County State Park Nature Center

Address:Brown County State Park 1810 State Road 46 East, Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-988-5240
Website:http://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/3301.htm

Stop by the Brown County State Park Nature Center! Housing many interactive exhibits, a bird watching room, gardening exhibits, and other informative displays, the Nature Center is the place to go to get the inside scoop on the outdoors. The Nature Center also offers interpretive naturalist services and programs year-round, such as guided hikes, history […]

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Brown County Wilderness Canoe

Brown County Wilderness Canoe

Address:784 North Combs Road , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-720-4080
Email:bcwcanoe12@yahoo.com

From April through November, go on an adventure with Brown County Wilderness Canoe. Located just four miles from unique Story, Indiana, Brown County Wilderness Canoe is your go-to for canoe rental! Explore nameless tributaries blocked by beaver lodges…or paddle all the way to Lake Monroe. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for cranes, wild […]

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Browning Mountain

Browning Mountain

Address:Combs Road , Nashville, IN 47448

Browning Mountain, or “Indiana’s Stonehenge,” is a one of Brown County’s best kept secrets! Hike through the deep woods to find a circle of sandstone slabs, a pond, a well, and an old building foundation. Keep your eyes peeled and see if you can uncover more! This short hike is a 928-foot climb to the […]

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Copperhead Creek Gem Mine

Copperhead Creek Gem Mine

Address:79 North Van Buren Street , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-988-2422
Email:office@visitbrowncounty.com
Website:http://www.visitbrowncounty.com/mine.asp

Fun for all ages, check out Copperhead Creek Gem Mine! You don’t have to go out in the middle of nowhere or stand in a creek to mine for treasures…you can do it in the heart of the Village of Nashville. Take a seat at the flowing water sluice, pour a little dirt into your […]

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eXplore Brown County at Valley Branch Retreat

eXplore Brown County at Valley Branch Retreat

Address:2620 Valley Branch Road , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-988-7750
Email:info@explorebrowncounty.com
Website:http://explorebrowncounty.com/

A true adventure center, head to eXplore Brown County for some thrilling outdoor fun! Located in historic, scenic southern Brown County, eXplore BC offers over 1,000-acres of year-round adventure. Home of the tallest, longest, and fastest zip lines in Brown County, these 15 world class lines are sure to leave you feeling exhilarated! eXplore Brown […]

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Gold Panning at Gatesville Country Store

Gold Panning at Gatesville Country Store

Address:4525 Salt Creek Road , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-988-0788
Website:http://www.facebook.com/Gatesville-Country-Store-121307817918511/

Gatesville Country Store is a little old-school and a whole lot of authentic Americana! Go on an adventure as you pan for gold in Salt Creek right behind the store. Who knows…maybe you’ll strike it rich!

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Hesitation Point Bicycles

Hesitation Point Bicycles

Address:51 Parkview Road , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-988-4566
Email:info@hesitationpoint.com
Website:http://www.hesitationpoint.com/

From bikes for sale, bikes for rent, and bike repair to helmets, clothing, parts, accessories, and more, Hesitation Point Bicycles is a one-stop shop for all your biking needs! Brown County’s bike outfitter, Hesitation Point is conveniently located just a half mile from biking mecca, the Brown County State Park! Swing by or rent your […]

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Hitz-Rhodehamel Nature Preserve

Hitz-Rhodehamel Nature Preserve

Address:996 Freeman Ridge Road , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:1-855-812-4453
Email:hoosierhikerscouncil@gmail.com
Website:http://www.hoosierhikerscouncil.org/hitz-rhodehamel-nature-preserve/

In 2012 the Hoosier Hikers Council collaborated with The Nature Conservancy to build a three-mile trail that loops around the 484-acre Hitz-Rhodehamel Nature Preserve. This property is a mature oak forest in Brown County with high ridges and steep ravines, blanketed in spring with wildflowers and full of color in the fall. While only three […]

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Holler Hoppin’ Zip Lines

Holler Hoppin’ Zip Lines

Address:1292 State Road 135 South , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-988-0085
Email:info@rawhideranchusa.com
Website:http://www.rawhideranchusa.com/zip-lines-brown-county.php

Looking for a fun adventure? Check out Holler Hoppin’ Zip Lines at the one-of-a-kind Rawhide Ranch! Holler Hoppin’ is made up of six zip lines for an approximate hour and a half tour through the scenic woods of Brown County. The perfect blend of thrilling zip lines with an energetic and engaging staff, Holler Hoppin’ […]

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Hoosier National Forest

Hoosier National Forest

Phone:812-275-5987
Email:r9_hoosier_website@fs.fed.us
Website:http://www.fs.usda.gov/hoosier

The Hoosier National Forest, in the hills of south central Indiana, provides a wide mix of opportunities and resources for people to enjoy. Rolling hills, back-country trails, and rural crossroad communities make this 202,000-acre forest a favorite! Hoosier National Forest has 27 different trail systems (over 260 miles of trails) varying from .8 miles to […]

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IMBA Epic Trail

IMBA Epic Trail

Address:1810 State Road 46 East , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-988-6406
Website:http://www.mtbproject.com/trail/1002206

Welcome to 28 miles of pedal-driven heaven. This award-winning collection of trails is the premier way to experience the Brown County State Park while pushing your endurance and technical skill to the limit. This ride covers most of the beginner and intermediate trails on the northern end of the park and includes plenty of fun, […]

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Knobstone Trail

Knobstone Trail

Phone:812-358-2160
Email:Jacksonsf@dnr.IN.gov
Website:https://www.in.gov/dnr/forestry/4275.htm

The 48-mile Knobstone Trail is Indiana’s longest natural surface foot path. Connected with other nearby trails, it can be up to 150 miles! It is a popular backcountry trail that runs along high ridges which offer great views across the wooded hills of southern Indiana, and on clear days, even glimpses of Louisville and the […]

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Lake Lemon

Lake Lemon

Address:7599 North Tunnel Road , Unionville, IN 47468
Phone:812-334-0233
Website:http://www.lakelemon.org/

Lake Lemon, a 1,650-acre lake, is located in Northwest Brown County near Unionville. Riddle Point Park at Lake Lemon has a swimming area, shelter house, and bathhouse. Better check it out!

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Laura Hare Nature Preserve

Laura Hare Nature Preserve

Address:Valley Branch Road , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-336-5382
Website:http://sycamorelandtrust.org/downey-hill

The Laura Hare Nature Preserve is a rugged preserve that helps form a huge block of continuous forest habitat, protected forever for the benefit of songbirds, raptors, and box turtles. This trail, built by the Hoosier Hikers Council, will take you on a beautiful journey from the ridgeline to the valley and back. You have […]

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Monroe Lake

Monroe Lake

Address:4850 South State Road 446 , Bloomington, IN 47401
Phone:812-837-9546
Website:https://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/2954.htm

With multiple recreation areas, a vast area for boating, sport fishing, beautifully groomed beaches, over 300 campsites, hunting, and over 4.5 miles of hiking trails makes Monroe Lake an ideal family vacation destination. See the website for their event calendar and interactive maps.

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Most High Adventure

Most High Adventure

Address: , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-340-0700
Email:info@mosthighadventure.com
Website:http://soilandwater.com/mosthigh/

Experience Brown County from a whole new perspective with Most High Adventure Outfitters! Most High offers guided and self guided wilderness canoe and kayak tours with top quality gear. See local wildlife as you paddle along wilderness refuges and the backwaters of Brown County! Most High also offers guided and self guided mountain bike trips, […]

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Nebo Ridge

Nebo Ridge

If you’re looking for the classic Indiana backcountry singletrack trail, look no further than Nebo Ridge! Your ride will be scenic, secluded, and peppered with juicy technical challenges. Featuring long climbs and some gratifying downhill sections, Nebo Ridge is the experienced rider’s first choice when visiting Hoosier National Forest. Reaching this trail is more difficult […]

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Q’s Bikes

Q’s Bikes

Address:2620 Valley Branch Road , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-345-6212
Email:qbikes31@gmail.com
Website:http://www.qsbikes.com

A local bike shop specializing in mountain bike rentals, guided tours, sales, and repairs, check out Q’s Bikes for all your mountain biking needs! You can find Q’s Bikes at eXplore Brown County. You can also rent bikes to take to the Brown County State Park and other locations in the area!

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Rawhide Ranch USA

Rawhide Ranch USA

Address:1292 State Road 135 South , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-988-0085
Email:info@rawhideranchusa.com
Website:http://www.rawhideranchusa.com

An over 50-acre haven for relaxation and fun, head to Rawhide Ranch for lodging, horseback riding, zip lining, Tipi camping, cowboy games and more! The only dude ranch around, you won’t find anything else like it in Brown County or anywhere else in the state for that matter. Bask in the beautiful surroundings as you […]

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Salt Creek Golf Retreat

Salt Creek Golf Retreat

Address:2359 East State Road 46 , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-988-7888
Email:sales@browncountygolf.com
Website:http://www.saltcreekgolf.com/

With one of Indiana’s best and most unique golf courses, Salt Creek is a must-see…and must-play course! A true golfer’s paradise, not only can you get in a great round on the green, you can also stay overnight, dine in the 19th Hole Sports Bar, grab a golf lesson, catch some live music, and more. […]

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Salt Creek Trail

Salt Creek Trail

Address:105 Willow St , Nashville, IN 47448

The Salt Creek Trail is a paved .75 mile trail beginning at the Brown County YMCA and ending near the CVS parking lot. It is open daily from dawn until dusk. The path takes you over the creek and under a bridge so you can experience the outdoorsy side of Brown County while being close […]

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Schooner Valley Stables

Schooner Valley Stables

Address:2282 State Road 46 West , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-988-2859
Email:schoonervalleystables@gmail.com
Website:http://www.schoonervalleystables.com

There’s no way better to get out and explore Brown County than on the back of a horse! Take in the natural beauty of the forest and have a little fun…no cowboy boots necessary! Whether you are a greenhorn or an experienced rider, Schooner Valley Stables has a horse that will suit your needs. Schooner […]

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Tecumseh Trail

Tecumseh Trail

Address:6220 Forest Road , Martinsville, IN 46151
Phone:812-988-7945
Email:hoosierhikerscouncil@gmail.com
Website:http://www.in.gov/dnr/forestry/4817.htm

If the Hoosier Hikers Council (HHC) has a signature trail, the 42-mile Tecumseh Trail in Indiana is it! Built by the HHC in 1998-2002, the Tecumseh Trail begins at Morgan-Monroe State Forest headquarters, which is about 5 miles south of Martinsville and ends in a remote area of Brown County forest near Monroe Reservoir, just […]

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Yellowwood State Forest

Yellowwood State Forest

Address:772 South Yellowwood Road , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-988-7945
Website:http://www.in.gov/dnr/forestry/4817.htm

Yellowwood State Forest is located 7 miles west of Nashville and 10 miles east of Bloomington, just north of State Road 46. The forest’s 23,326 acres offer many recreation opportunities for people of all ages and skill levels. With three pristine lakes, hiking, horse trails, abundant wildlife, and primitive overnight campsites, Yellowwood has everything to […]

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