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Look At This Monster Waterfall Washing Out A Road In Madison

Waterfalls are rushing in Indiana parks right now.

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On the Rocks: Ohio’s Scenic Hocking Hills Winter Hike

With the leaves down, winter is a good time to see Hocking Hills State Park, when the water that seeps, drizzles, and cascades down the rock walls in warmer months freezes, frosting the landscape with fairytale-quality icicles

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Off the Beaten Path: 4 New Brown County Hikes

Recently opened or improved nature areas in Brown County you might not have visited yet.

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Rent Tiny Homes on a Lake in Bloomington

A cluster of rental tinies in Bloomington invites you to experience the trend without committing.

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Indiana Backroads: Just Like Old Times in Owen County

Owen County lets explorers encounter nature in some of its purest forms.

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Indiana Trails: Shades State Park, Silent Partner

With deep gorges, lush ravines, and sandstone cliffs, Shades evokes the splendor of its more-popular neighbor, Turkey Run—but without the crowds.

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Indiana Trails: Adena Trace's Hideaway Cove

Thirty minutes in at Adena Trace, I reached a clearing, and the overlook delivered: A gorgeous panorama of the eastern shore opened before me.

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Indiana Trails: Gimme Shelter (With a Past) in Hoosier National Forest

The term “middle of nowhere” might have been coined for spots like Hemlock Cliffs, a trail leading through an oasis of sandstone bluffs designated a “special place” by Hoosier National Forest officials for its striking and rare features.

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Indiana Trails: To Hesitate Is Divine

The trip was so pleasant, when I found myself back at the lake post-hike, I wanted to turn around and do it again—relentless crowds and all.

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Indiana Trails: Backyard Backcountry in Morgan-Monroe State Forest

Not until a mile or so in did I realize how far off the mark I’d been in Morgan-Monroe State Forest—and experienced the kind of a-ha discovery that hikers live for.

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Indiana Trails: Lines in the Sand at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

A ranger had described the Succession Trail as perhaps the most ecologically unique corner of Indiana. I was skeptical.

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Indiana Trails: An Outlook to Remember in the Charles C. Deam Wilderness

The Charles C. Deam Wilderness consists of 13,000 acres of steep ridges, curving creeks, and thick woods within the Hoosier National Forest.

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Indiana Trails: Clifty Falls State Park as Nature's Stairmaster

The steep canyon knifing through the 178-acre nature preserve in Clifty Falls State Park offers plenty of drama.

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Indiana Trails: Three Experts Sound Off

“Brown County’s Green Valley guarantees a smile,” says Sally Marchand Collins. “It’s a fast, swooping trail that causes me to scream like a little girl as I launch off the top of each little roller-coaster peak.”

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Knobstone Trail 101: Indiana's Longest Footpath

Avid hikers often use the Knobstone to warm up for longer hikes along the Appalachian Trail—even calling it “the little AT.” But if you’d like an easier introduction, these three day hikes will do the trick. Gird your glutes!

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