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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.

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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

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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.”

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100 Monon Trail Lovers Say …

“Nope. Wait, do other people get asked out on the Monon? Am I missing out?!”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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