Outdoor Adventure

The weather is getting warmer and the outdoors are calling! Come to Brown County to enjoy trails by foot, wheels, or hooves! Soar high above the trees on a zip line or float through the Indiana wilderness by canoe, kayak, or paddle board! There are endless opportunities to enjoy Brown County's beauty outdoors this season!  

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:https://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, […]

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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, […]

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DNK Presents

DNK Presents

Address:No Physical Office Location , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:317-296-4440
Email:hello@dnkpresents.com
Website:https://dnkpresents.com/

DNK Presents organizes and guides empowering adventure retreats for individuals, groups and businesses. They focus on getting people to step outside of their comfort zones, try something for the first […]

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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:https://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 […]

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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:https://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 […]

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Hoosier National Forest

Hoosier National Forest

Phone:812-275-5987
Email:r9_hoosier_website@fs.fed.us
Website:https://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 […]

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Knobstone Hiking Trail

Knobstone Hiking Trail

Email:khtassociation@gmail.com
Website:http://www.knobstonehikingtrail.org

The Knobstone Hiking Trail is a 160-mile trail along the landmark Knobstone escarpment in one of the most rugged and scenic areas of the South Central Midwest, on the high bluffs of […]

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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 […]

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Laura Hare Nature Preserve at Downey Hill

Laura Hare Nature Preserve at Downey Hill

Address:Valley Branch Road , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-336-5382
Website:https://sycamorelandtrust.org/explore/

The Laura Hare Nature Preserve at Downey Hill is a rugged preserve that helps form a huge block of continuous forest habitat, protected forever for the benefit of songbirds, raptors, […]

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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 […]

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Mountain Tea State Forest

Mountain Tea State Forest

Address:Pumpkin Ridge Road , Nashville, IN 47448
Email:mttea@dnr.in.gov
Website:https://www.in.gov/dnr/forestry/10455.htm

Although no permanently established recreation areas are present, there are still several recreational opportunities. Hunting is permitted on State Forest property, and this area also offers opportunities for off-trail hiking, […]

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Nebo Ridge Trail

Nebo Ridge Trail

Address:888 W Elkinsville Rd , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-275-5987
Website:https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/hoosier/recreation/hiking/recarea/?recid=41578&actid=50

Located in Hoosier National Forest, this 8.6 mile point to point trail (17 miles out-and-back) is designated for hiking, horse riding and mountain biking. The trail offers scenic views from […]

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Salt Creek Trail

Salt Creek Trail

Address:105 Willow St , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-988-5503
Website:https://www.bcparksrec.com/

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 […]

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Stone Head Nature Preserve

Stone Head Nature Preserve

Address:4645 West Bellsville Pike , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-340-5077
Website:https://stoneheadconservancy.org

Stone Head Nature Preserve boasts 5.4 miles of trails through wetlands, meadows, and forested ridges interspersed with deep ravines. The Preserve is open to the public 365 days a year […]

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TC Steele State Historic Site

TC Steele State Historic Site

Address:4220 TC Steele Road , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-988-2785
Email:tcsteeleshs@indianamuseum.org
Website:https://www.indianamuseum.org/t-c-steele-state-historic-site

Discover this hidden gem of Brown County! Attracted by its natural beauty, famed Hoosier Group impressionist artist Theodore C. Steele (1847-1926) was the first major artist to settle in Brown […]

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Tecumseh Trail

Tecumseh Trail

Address:6220 Forest Road , Martinsville, IN 46151
Phone:855-812-4453
Email:hoosierhikerscouncil@gmail.com
Website:https://www.hoosierhikerscouncil.org/tecumseh-trail/

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 […]

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Trevlac Bluffs Nature Preserve

Trevlac Bluffs Nature Preserve

Address:IN-45 , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-336-5382
Website:https://sycamorelandtrust.org/preserves/trevlac-bluffs-nature-preserve/

Trevlac Bluffs Nature Preserve is named for its towering 200-foot bluff over Beanblossom Creek that features a rare stand of native eastern hemlock trees, found naturally in only about two […]

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Yellowwood State Forest

Yellowwood State Forest

Address:772 South Yellowwood Road , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-988-7945
Website:https://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 […]

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