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Brown County State Park

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1810 State Road 46 East
Nashville, IN 47448 United States
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February 2020

Winter Hike Series: CCC Ruins/Deserter’s Cave Hike

February 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Brown County State Park, 1810 State Road 46 East
Nashville, IN 47448 United States
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Free

Starting at the Nature Center, the journey will start by heading south along the park road to the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp area. Explore the ruins of this camp area before heading back to the road. Then, you will trek into the woods, off trail to Deserter's Cave. This section of off-trail hiking will be rugged and steep. The hike is a little over an hour, and about two miles in distance with some tougher terrain.

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March 2020

Trek Tribe Thursday

March 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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First Thursday of the month
Brown County State Park, 1810 State Road 46 East
Nashville, IN 47448 United States
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Free

Join Trek Women's Advocate and Professional Mountain Bike Instructor Kate Nolan every first Thursday of the month for skills jams, trail rides, and sessions. This is a free event and is for all skills levels. Please bring your bike, helmet, friends, and during the winter months bring your lights. These rides are weather permitting.

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Winter Hike Series: Curious Quarry Hike

March 14 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Brown County State Park, 1810 State Road 46 East
Nashville, IN 47448 United States
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Get ready for the fun curious quarry hike! This hike is four miles and 2.5 hours long. The hike will take you along Horse Trail A for about 1.5 miles, then on to another trail for another 0.5 miles. The trail can be quite rugged and sloppy, so please bring your hiking boots and be prepared for a good trek. Spend some time exploring the quarry area before heading back to the trailhead.

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Winter Hike Series: 10 O’Clock Line Nature Preserve Hike

March 28 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Brown County State Park, 1810 State Road 46 East
Nashville, IN 47448 United States
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Free

On this cool winter hike, you'll head out along a fire trail towards the 10 O'Clock Line Nature Preserve. This is the largest nature preserve in the state and has quite the unique story. After about one mile on the fire trail, you'll meet up with Horse Trail B for a hike around the Nature Preserve. The distance for this hike is approximately 2.5 miles, and will last about two hours. This hike is moderately rated.

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April 2020

Trek Tribe Thursday

April 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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First Thursday of the month
Brown County State Park, 1810 State Road 46 East
Nashville, IN 47448 United States
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Free

Join Trek Women's Advocate and Professional Mountain Bike Instructor Kate Nolan every first Thursday of the month for skills jams, trail rides, and sessions. This is a free event and is for all skills levels. Please bring your bike, helmet, friends, and during the winter months bring your lights. These rides are weather permitting.

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Public Painting Demonstration and Paint Along

April 25 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Brown County State Park, 1810 State Road 46 East
Nashville, IN 47448 United States
Free

Local artist Patricia Rhoden Bartels will show off her skills during a free painting demonstration at the famous Brown County State Park's Hesitation Point. Painting will begin at 5 p.m. to catch the colors of twilight.

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May 2020

Morel Mushroom Festival

May 2 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Brown County State Park, 1810 State Road 46 East
Nashville, IN 47448 United States
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Come together with like minded mushroom lovers to celebrate the most delicious of all fungi: the Morel mushroom! Head to the Brown County State Park for a day filled with programs, talks, and hikes about flora, fauna, and fungi!

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Trek Tribe Thursday

May 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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First Thursday of the month
Brown County State Park, 1810 State Road 46 East
Nashville, IN 47448 United States
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Free

Join Trek Women's Advocate and Professional Mountain Bike Instructor Kate Nolan every first Thursday of the month for skills jams, trail rides, and sessions. This is a free event and is for all skills levels. Please bring your bike, helmet, friends, and during the winter months bring your lights. These rides are weather permitting.

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Shelby Spring Fling

May 15 - May 17
Brown County State Park, 1810 State Road 46 East
Nashville, IN 47448 United States
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There's something magical about hearing a GT350's exhaust note bouncing off the forest trees in a curvy, mountainous state park, and that something is simple: fun. Upon the Indiana SAAC’s formation in 1977, the Shelby Spring Fling quickly became a Brown County staple that has continued for over 40 years. The fling is a relaxing, fun, family oriented event for all Shelby and Mustang enthusiasts alike, which includes a car show on Saturday.

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June 2020

Trek Tribe Thursday

June 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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First Thursday of the month
Brown County State Park, 1810 State Road 46 East
Nashville, IN 47448 United States
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Free

Join Trek Women's Advocate and Professional Mountain Bike Instructor Kate Nolan every first Thursday of the month for skills jams, trail rides, and sessions. This is a free event and is for all skills levels. Please bring your bike, helmet, friends, and during the winter months bring your lights. These rides are weather permitting.

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DINO Series Trail Run

June 6 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Brown County State Park, 1810 State Road 46 East
Nashville, IN 47448 United States
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$20 – $120

Take on the trails in the Brown County State Park! Get ready for a fun day in the great outdoors presented by Do Indiana Off-Road. Choose from 5K or 15K distances and hit the hills for a real challenge. Do this race by itself or tack on the other five runs to complete the whole DINO series.

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Free Fishing Frenzy

June 6 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Brown County State Park, 1810 State Road 46 East
Nashville, IN 47448 United States
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Come on out to Brown County State Park for a fun day of fishing!

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DINO Series Mountain Bike Race

June 7 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Brown County State Park, 1810 State Road 46 East
Nashville, IN 47448 United States
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$20 – $175

Take on the trails in the Brown County State Park! Get ready for a fun day in the great outdoors presented by Do Indiana Off-Road. Don't miss out on your chance to ride in Indiana's top mountain bike destination!

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15th Annual Sundance Midwest Women’s Mountain Bike Camp

June 12 @ 6:00 pm - June 14 @ 4:00 pm
Brown County State Park, 1810 State Road 46 East
Nashville, IN 47448 United States
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$225 – $475

Voted one of the “Top 10 Women’s Mountain Bike Skills Camps to Attend!” by SingleTracks, this fun skills camp brings women riders of all levelstogether to share the love of mountain biking in a safe and encouraging weekend. You'll learn a deeper understanding of the fundamental skills, while advancing to new maneuvers like wheel lifts, manuals, wheelies, bunny hops, drops, cornering, climbing, and more.

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July 2020

Trek Tribe Thursday

July 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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First Thursday of the month
Brown County State Park, 1810 State Road 46 East
Nashville, IN 47448 United States
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Free

Join Trek Women's Advocate and Professional Mountain Bike Instructor Kate Nolan every first Thursday of the month for skills jams, trail rides, and sessions. This is a free event and is for all skills levels. Please bring your bike, helmet, friends, and during the winter months bring your lights. These rides are weather permitting.

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Indiana Interscholastic Cycling League (NICA) Adventure Weekend

July 24 - July 26
Brown County State Park, 1810 State Road 46 East
Nashville, IN 47448 United States
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Student-athletes will get to engage in a variety of adventure based activities way beyond bike riding! Riders (and coaches) will ride their mountain bikes through trust building, team building, skill building and fun activities all weekend long in the Brown County State Park.

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August 2020

Trek Tribe Thursday

August 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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First Thursday of the month
Brown County State Park, 1810 State Road 46 East
Nashville, IN 47448 United States
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Free

Join Trek Women's Advocate and Professional Mountain Bike Instructor Kate Nolan every first Thursday of the month for skills jams, trail rides, and sessions. This is a free event and is for all skills levels. Please bring your bike, helmet, friends, and during the winter months bring your lights. These rides are weather permitting.

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September 2020

Trek Tribe Thursday

September 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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First Thursday of the month
Brown County State Park, 1810 State Road 46 East
Nashville, IN 47448 United States
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Free

Join Trek Women's Advocate and Professional Mountain Bike Instructor Kate Nolan every first Thursday of the month for skills jams, trail rides, and sessions. This is a free event and is for all skills levels. Please bring your bike, helmet, friends, and during the winter months bring your lights. These rides are weather permitting.

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Brown County Survivor

September 6 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Brown County State Park, 1810 State Road 46 East
Nashville, IN 47448 United States
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$5

Get your team together and head to the beautiful State Park for Brown County Survivor! You and your teammates will compete in five different challenges set-up to test your skills in survival. Each team will be comprised of five players, one of which must be 10 years old or under. Each member of your team will compete in one timed event. Whichever team completes all five challenges in the least amount of time... wins!

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October 2020

Trek Tribe Thursday

October 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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First Thursday of the month
Brown County State Park, 1810 State Road 46 East
Nashville, IN 47448 United States
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Free

Join Trek Women's Advocate and Professional Mountain Bike Instructor Kate Nolan every first Thursday of the month for skills jams, trail rides, and sessions. This is a free event and is for all skills levels. Please bring your bike, helmet, friends, and during the winter months bring your lights. These rides are weather permitting.

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Big Woods Brown County Epic Mountain Bike Festival

October 9 @ 12:00 pm - October 11 @ 4:00 pm
Brown County State Park, 1810 State Road 46 East
Nashville, IN 47448 United States
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Hit the trails and check out Brown County’s beautiful fall scenery during the Big Woods Brown County Epic. Presented by the Hoosier Mountain Bike Association (HMBA), the festival will take place in the Brown County State Park, providing plenty of gorgeous scenery and mountain biking trails galore. With routes varying from 25 to 100 miles, this festival is a mountain biker’s dream come true! Enjoy rides, demos, vendor shopping, food, music, and more.

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November 2020

Trek Tribe Thursday

November 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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First Thursday of the month
Brown County State Park, 1810 State Road 46 East
Nashville, IN 47448 United States
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Free

Join Trek Women's Advocate and Professional Mountain Bike Instructor Kate Nolan every first Thursday of the month for skills jams, trail rides, and sessions. This is a free event and is for all skills levels. Please bring your bike, helmet, friends, and during the winter months bring your lights. These rides are weather permitting.

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Brown County YMCA Hilly Half

November 21 @ 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Brown County State Park, 1810 State Road 46 East
Nashville, IN 47448 United States
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$30 – $90

On your mark, get set, go! Take on the fun and challenging Brown County YMCA Hilly Half! The half marathon scenic route starts and finishes at the Saddle Barn/Lower Shelter winding its way through the picturesque Brown County State Park. There's even a beer mile! Stick around after the race for a post race party, complete with live music, beer, pizza, snacks, and more!

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December 2020

Trek Tribe Thursday

December 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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First Thursday of the month
Brown County State Park, 1810 State Road 46 East
Nashville, IN 47448 United States
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Free

Join Trek Women's Advocate and Professional Mountain Bike Instructor Kate Nolan every first Thursday of the month for skills jams, trail rides, and sessions. This is a free event and is for all skills levels. Please bring your bike, helmet, friends, and during the winter months bring your lights. These rides are weather permitting.

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