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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?

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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.

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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.

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Lost and Found: Indiana Road Trips

When city-dwellers dream of the simple life, what they imagine are the petite gems of Indiana’s countryside. And it turns out these places are even prettier, the people friendlier, and the autumn leaves more colorful in real life. It’s honest-to-God Americana—only small. You have to look for it (as we did on these five trips). But don’t worry, you’ll find it. Just be sure to drive slowly, or you might blink and—well, you know.

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Into the Woods: Three Mainstay Eateries

Ah, Brown County. We always know just what to expect: the gorgeous autumn colors, the woodsy hikes, the rolling hills…

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Story Inn: Middle of Nowhere, But Worth the Drive

Any night of the week, we can find a great Indy restaurant, but when we crave an experience—a special place with an inspired menu and atmosphere to spare—we’re willing to hit the road.

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Five Great Brown County Restaurants

BIG WOODS BREWING CO. You can follow the pointing finger signs around Nashville to this brewpub that taps seven craft beers and a root beer. It is not difficult to find …

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Live Studio Audience: Watching Artists at Work

Today, the creative types who carry on his legacy are bound together in more than spirit: They have organized a self-guided studio tour known as

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Monroe Doctrine: Mighty Fine Bluegrass Pickin'

Bill Monroe sang fondly of Kentucky, the state of his birth, and made its blue moon famous. So it was quite a tribute to Indiana that the

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Hello, Old Paint: Visiting the Studio of a Famous Hoosier Painter

When T.C. Steele, granddaddy of the original artists’ community of Brown County, first took his new wife there, he warned her not to put

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Now Hear This: Live Music in "Little" Nashville

The 19th Hole Sports Bar & Grille. Overlooking the Salt Creek golf course, this man cave is where buds meet to drink

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Wanna Bed? Three Super Sleepovers

At some country getaways, “rustic” is code for mildew in the shower, “secluded” means covered in spider webs, and

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Cabin in the Woods

I came to Brown County the way many of us who live here did—first for a day, then for a weekend, now for good. My husband

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The Roads Less Traveled

Make no mistake: The hiking trails in Brown County State Park are among the finest in the country. Still, a walk around much-visited Ogle Lake on an October weekend

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Find Dining: Pine Room Tavern

Sometimes David Bower, the Pine Room Tavern’s GM and executive chef, has to give directions to city-dwelling callers. Left at the McDonald’s, again at the

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