Here’s How Your Family Can Spend the Perfect Summer Day in Brown County

If the famous Alice Cooper lyrics, “School’s out for summer,” are stuck in your head, that can only mean one thing: Summer Break is here or will be soon! It’s time to get started planning your Midwest family summer vacation!

Are you looking for ways to entertain your kids this summer? Want to give them a much-needed screen time break from TV, video games, and iPads? Excited to create fun family memories? Then a summer getaway to Brown County, Indiana, is just the ticket!

We’ve even planned the itinerary to make it easy and stress-free for you! Here’s how your family can spend the perfect summer day in Brown County:


Burn off some energy with a fun morning hike through Brown County’s magnificent forests. Your kids will love running down steep hills, climbing on rocks, turning sticks into swords, and splashing in streams.

With so many trails to choose from—in Brown County State Park, Yellowwood State Forest, and more—check out our recommendations for the best kid-friendly hikes. You’ll find the perfect trek that’s not too long or too short, not too tough, and with plenty of sights to see along the way.

Not into hiking? No problem! Brown County is the ultimate playground with unlimited outdoor adventures, including mountain biking, ziplining, arrow tag, and more!

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Ready to cool off and refuel? Grab a bite at one of Brown County’s delicious restaurants. We have eats for every appetite, from barbeque and pizza to burgers and tacos.

Craving a sweet treat like rich fudge, homemade ice cream, or old-fashioned candy? We have it all and more!

And don’t forget to pick up a souvenir at countless kid-approved shops bursting with toys, treats, and treasures to take home.

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📍 Ooey Gooey Cinnamon Rolls


Staying the night? Finding lodging with a pool is a must with kids! Here are several places with indoor and outdoor pools that your kids will love splashing around in.

Don’t miss even more of our top picks for family-friendly lodging.

📍 Abe Martin Lodge

So, whether you’re looking to visit for Memorial Day or July 4th weekend or enjoy a day trip during the week, we hope this itinerary gave you some fun ideas of how your family can spend the perfect summer day in Brown County!

There are countless ways to enjoy summer here, but no matter what you choose to do while visiting, you’ll love that everything is affordable and just a short drive from home.

Ready to get started on your Midwest family summer vacation planning?

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