Outdoor Adventure

Featured: Salt Creek Golf Retreat

It’s not every day that you find a great place to play golf with an even better place to stay the night! Well at Salt Creek Golf Retreat you can do both. With one of Indiana’s best and most unique golf courses as well as comfy condo-style lodging, Salt Creek can’t be beat! Add in its on-site sports bar, seasonal pool and hot tub, meeting rooms for events, wedding space, golf lessons, and more…and you’ve got a great getaway destination all in one convenient location.

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, 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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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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DNK Presents

DNK Presents

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 time and in turn gain confidence through experiential learning. They host a wide range of Brown County trips and events, including hiking, camping, backpacking, mountain […]

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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 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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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 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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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 communities make this 202,000-acre forest a favorite! Spreading across 9 counties, Hoosier National Forest has 27 different trail systems (over 260 miles of trails) varying […]

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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:https://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 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, 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 […]

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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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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, mushrooming, and wildlife viewing. Mountain Tea State Forest currently encompasses more than 1,153 acres, 705 acres of which was deeded to the State of Indiana […]

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Nebo Ridge

Nebo Ridge

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 the ridge-top trail and is a bit of a rollercoaster of ups and downs. If you’re looking for the classic Indiana backcountry singletrack trail, look […]

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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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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 from dawn to dusk. It is the hope that you will, along these spirited trails, find release from the demands and tensions of today’s world. […]

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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 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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Trevlac Bluffs Nature Preserve

Trevlac Bluffs Nature Preserve

Address:IN-45 , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-336-5382
Website:https://sycamorelandtrust.org/explore/

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 dozen places in Indiana. The preserve also protects over 100 acres of forested wetlands in the floodplain of Beanblossom Creek and over a mile of […]

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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 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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