Stuff to do in Southern Indiana
There are plenty of stuff to do in Southern Indiana. I’m going to list the activities that I went to:
- Falls of the Ohio State Park – interesting park which is about the fossils along the river bank. And a great place for photography where my wife and I got our engagement pictures taken.
- Knobstone Trail – the longest footpath backcountry-hiking trail in Indiana and covers 58 miles. I got to hike 15 miles with an overnight camping but I was forced to end my hike due to several blisters on my toes. I had great hiking boots but things like that can happen.
- Amish Farms – I never knew that there were Amish farms close by and my roommate took me out for a drive and showed me where because he bought Amish-made maple syrups. Now, I know where to find Amish Farms out in the farmland country. The clues to look for Amish Farms are: horse droppings on road, ‘maple syrup for sale’ sign on the roadside, or a yellow diamond horse-drawn buggy road sign. There are more clues that you can look for.
- Maple Syrup Festival – I found out about the festival on Facebook and I thought that was interesting so I told my wife about it. We went without our kids, ate breakfast, and bought pure maple syrup. On our second time, we bought a gallon of Amber Medium grade syrup – the best of all!
- Paoli Peaks – it’s a ski area and got chairlifts. I like that so I can get my skiing fix if I cannot hit the mountains out west. I don’t care whether they’re using real or man-made snow as long as I get my skiing in.
- Charlestown State Park – The park may look nothing to you but they got beautiful spots and got plenty of trails to hike or fishing spots. They even got an amusement park that was destroyed in 1937 by a destructive flood. I’ve been out there several times by myself, with family, and friends. I love the park.
- French Lick – it’s a rural town that people go for vacation at home away from home. They got a resort, casino, Amish Farms, covered bridges, or an indoor waterpark. French Lick is home of Larry Bird of Boston Celtics.
- Covered Bridge in Paoli – My family and I went to visit a covered bridge which is only 45 minutes away to appreciate the structure and take pictures. Covered Bridges are common in Indiana and sometimes are built by the Amish on their properties for a reason.
- Joe Huber’s Farm – It’s a family farm open to public where families can come for petting zoo, activities for children, special occasions, fruit pickings, or eat at a restaurant using real food from the farm. They have gift shop to purchase food or soda pop. My family and I went up there for strawberry picking and brought home 25 pounds of strawberries. Great day!
- Big Four Bridge – My favorite place to go for an outdoor exercise with family, my dog, or all by myself. I usually go for running on Saturdays. Some days during the week we go for a walk as a family to appreciate the outdoor and Ohio River. It’s a bridge that people go across the state line which is really cool. I can send a text to somebody not from the area saying ‘I’m walking over to Louisville, KY’ and they’ll wonder what’s up with that.
- Chocolate Lovers Stroll – This is a fun evening for a couple to go on a date. We went on a double date and strolled around collecting chocolate in Historic Downtown Jeffersonville on Spring Street. They were plenty and we got to take it home to eat later. The good thing about the event is that the local businesses are showing us their businesses so we know their businesses such as candy shops, barber shops, antique shops, and much more. I hope they will do it again next year.
- Jeffersonville Ice Skating Rink – This activity I never got a chance to participate but I must mention about this. I love ice skating because I love ice hockey. It is an unique event because it is an outdoor ice skating during the holiday season. You skate outside, go shopping, or eat at a restaurant around where the ice rink is located.
- Southern Indiana Jeep Militia – It’s for Jeep lovers! When I first bought my Jeep Liberty, call me newbie – I fell in love with my Jeep Liberty. Now I have Jeep Wrangler on my bucket list because I wanted to go wheeling or mudding. If you have a Jeep designated for off-roading, this is the place! They do meet and greet where people get together to socialize and meet new faces. I’m meeting them up for the first time next week. And they have a Facebook group.
- Evansville Area Jeepers – similar to above but for Evansville area. I haven’t got a chance to go out there and meet them yet.
Suffice to say, there are plenty of things to do that are not listed above.