Winter in the Woods

Brown County is beautiful in winter white. Come experience it for yourself!

Winter is magical in Brown County! Join us and spend your Winter in the Woods to recharge and relax after the holidays! Brown County doesn’t stop being beautiful and charming when wintertime rolls in—it actually looks and feels great in winter white.

January 18-21, 2019

We’re expecting winter weather in Indiana this weekend. Be prepared, bring extra winter gear, but don’t stay home! Get out and embrace the winter weather! Worried about traveling? Beat the storm! These properties are offering Buy One Get One lodging specials! Just mention “Winter in the Woods” when booking!


Yoga and Acupuncture

January 18, 2019 | Simply Fitness (SOLD OUT)
Curious about acupuncture? Ready to try yoga? Join Erica Weddle of Simply Fitness and Leah Craig of Roots of Healing Acupuncture as they combine their talents to provide you with an evening filled with relaxation.

Walking Village History Tour

January 18, 19, & 21, 2019 | Brown County Visitors Center
Learn the fascinating history of Brown County during this guided, walking tour through the Village! This tour begins and ends at the Visitors Center and includes the local natural history of the land, peoples, industry, and founding of the art colony.

Winter Bliss Wellness Retreat

January 18 – January 20, 2019 | Abe Martin Lodge – Brown County State Park
WinterBliss is a 2.5-day retreat dedicated to renewal, restoration and new year’s dreaming! Partake in any or all of the dozen offerings for all levels, including intermediate yoga, spiral flow painting, New Year’s revolution, and sound healing. 

Brown County Sippin’ Trip

January 19 & 20, 2019 | Brown County Visitors Center
Be our guest on a unique tasting excursion to the diverse artisan wineries, breweries and distilleries around Brown County – transportation and lunch provided!

Mysterious Hills Winter Hike Series

January 19, 2019 | Brown County State Park Nature Center
The Winter Hike is a little different this year! Part of the new Mysterious Hills Winter Hike Series, visitors are invited on this guided hike to Deserter’s Cave a lesser known spot in the Brown County State Park. This hike will be about 2 miles long in total and last a little over an hour. 

Frosty Trails 5 Mile

January 19, 2019 |  Brown County State Park
A challenging 5.2 mile scenic trail run or a 5K road run/walk through the Brown County State Park! Gather at the Recreation Building post-race for a warm fire, food and drinks. 

Mixology 101 – Introduction

POSTPONED (DATE TBD) | Hard Truth Hills
Private spirits workshop with bar manager Taylor Jacks. Includes a complimentary cocktail, guided tasting of Hard Truth spirits, workshop with 3 cocktail styles, and a behind the scenes look at the art of distilling.

Swing Dancing in the Woods

POSTPONED (DATE TBD) | Hard Truth Hills
Grab a partner and head to Hard Truth Hills for a swingin’ time! $10 gets you a one-hour class and one drink ticket for any Hard Truth cocktail or Quaff ON! beer on the menu!

Inspire Your Landscape with Vicki Howarth of American Garden Barn Quilts

January 19, 2019 |  Brown County Visitors Center
Come chat with Vicki Howarth, proprietor/artist of American Garden Barn Quilts, and learn what a barn quilt is, an overview of how they are made, and check out the American Garden Barn Quilt Gallery!

Song Serenades Concert

January 19, 2019 |  Abe Martin Lodge (Melodeon Hall)
Don’t miss the acoustic artistry of nationally-acclaimed vocalist Janiece Jaffe and guitarist/musical collaborator, Curtis Cantwell Jackson. It’s sure to be an unforgettable evening of all-genres music and ballads!

Birding on the Salt Creek Trail

January 21, 2019 | Salt Creek Trail (meet at the Visitors Center)
David from Indigo Birding Nature Tours will lead a winter morning tour of Nashville’s Salt Creek Trail and the birds and wildlife inhabiting it. Fill up on coffee and breakfast pastries at the Visitors Center.