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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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