Bid on designer purses. Make a new holiday tradition. Get a tan. Buy a knockout party dress. Jazz up your Colts game-day outfit. Conquer cabin fever. And more!
IM Editors7 min read
Go Now: Five Great Indiana Lakes
Be advised, though: Properties right on the water don’t come on the market very often. You might need to make a few trips. Try to suffer through it.
Trisha Brand11 min read
Welcome Aboard: The Lake House
A “last call” bell hangs at the bar, one of several remnants of the old cottage that once stood here. When it’s finally time to retire, the second floor sleeps more guests than some hotels.
Daniel S. Comiskey4 min read
Puddle Jumping: 10 Indiana Lakes to Enjoy Now
Pacers, Colts, executives, and other notable residents give Geist Reservoir a reputation for excess.
Amy Lynch2 min read
Which Indiana Lake Is Right For You?
Whelmed by the options among lakes Michigan, Monroe, Patoka, Tippecanoe, Wawasee, and more? Click here.
Sam Stall1 min read
For Sail: 5 Great Lake Boats
Today’s pontoons must pull double duty. Buyers want both space for a dozen people and enough horsepower to pull the kids on skis.
Robert Annis2 min read
Life on the Lake: 5 Hoosiers Talk About Those They Love
“Like so many of the families on Wawasee, we’re diving into our fourth generation there. And the water remains very inviting.” —Katie Zarich
IM Editors6 min read
Trail Mix: A Survey of the Monon's Best and Worst
The Good (Carmel): “You don’t have to stop every five feet.” The Bad (23rd St.): “That Thomas Skinner factory blasts its stench at the trail.”
IM Editors2 min read
100 Monon Trail Lovers Say …
“Nope. Wait, do other people get asked out on the Monon? Am I missing out?!”
IM Editors2 min read
Monon Trail Dog-Lover's Guide
Your best buddy can party in Broad Ripple, too: The deck and patio at Plump’s Last Shot is a happening scene for sociable dogs, with water bowls and servers who’ve been known to bring biscuits.
Evan West3 min read
Monon Trail Rookie's Guide: 10 Dos and Don'ts
Don’t try to make new friends. Even so, the people-watching is first class. Just don’t gawk.
Amanda Heckert5 min read
Monon Trail Eater's Guide: Best Food on the Path
Craving something salty? Locally made beef jerky at Joe’s Butcher Shop delivers a surprising lemon-peppery kick.
Megan Fernandez3 min read
Dear Miss Monon: Trail & Error
Question: A friend says my Instagramming is disruptive to other trail-users, but everyone “hearts” my tilted shots of trees and bridges. What’s the verdict?
Lindsay Fisher2 min read
Natural Beauties: Indiana Native Plants
While some Indiana wildflowers can be quite showy, many of the blooms are more subtle than the hybrids bred to turn heads at The Home Depot; loving them is like looking past the prom queen and falling for the girl with glasses who reads poetry.
Evan West4 min read
Indianapolis Monthly Wins CRMA Award
On Monday, May 20, the magazine took home a City and Regional Magazine Association award in the category of Leisure/Lifestyle Interest for our October 2012 “Fall Drives: Lost and Found” feature.