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Look At This Monster Waterfall Washing Out A Road In Madison

Waterfalls are rushing in Indiana parks right now.

Indianapolis trails
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Hot On The Trails: Blazing New Paths In Indy

Payne has been meeting neighborhood leaders and well-heeled donors to raise $100 million to connect underserved areas to the Monon and other greenways.

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Hot On the Trails: Greenwood’s Tracy Trail

Not ideal for distance at 1.5 miles, the Tracy is well suited to casual runners and quick-cardio seekers.

Franklin Greenway Trail
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Hot On The Trails: Franklin Greenway Trail

“It is very user-friendly and also a very sociable trail,” says Franklin College senior Michael Powell. “Everyone you pass waves and greets you.”

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Hot On The Trails: Noblesville’s White River Greenway

Training for a solo ride from Noblesville to San Francisco, Emma Fisher uses the greenway to head out of town and onto the rural roads of northern Hamilton County. “Potter’s Bridge is the beginning and end of my journey every time, so it’s special,” says Fisher, who likes to hang a hammock between trees and take a breather on the riverbank.

Monon Trail
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Hot On The Trails: The Monon, Updated

How popular is the Monon Greenway in Hamilton County (and Carmel in particular)? Some 450,000 people biked or walked it last year, so it’s no surprise that about $500 million in new development projects have broken ground—or will shortly—adjacent to the trail.

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A Bizarre Park Called The Idle Is Planned For Downtown

A path will lead from the Cultural Trail to the park, where people will be able to watch traffic merge from two interstates, sometimes harrowingly so.

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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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Cold Comfort: Michigan’s Crystal Mountain

Ski Magazine proclaimed Crystal Mountain the “number one resort in the Midwest.” Nearly 60 trails offer a mix of downhill exhilaration for skiers of all skill levels.

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Giddyup! Fast Brown County Horseback Riding

Schooner Valley Stables is the only barn in the area that offers a “running ride.” The spread covers 130 acres and borders Yellowwood State Forest.

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