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Indiana’s unique geological history has gifted the state with a natural beauty that’s all its own. Only in Indiana can one find both towering sand dunes and beautiful ancient caves all within the same state. So if your travels bring you to the Hoosier state and you are ever at a loss for things to do, I know of three amazing state parks that you have to see.
For this article I have selected three very different parks that serve best to highlight all that Indiana has to offer. Please don’t limit yourself to these three on your vacation, however, as the others are every bit as nice to vist. Never the less, I will touch upon the Indiana Dunes, Spring Mill State Park, and the Shades State Park.
The Indiana Dunes state park can be found up around Chesterton, Indiana along the Lake Michigan lake shore. At the dunes you can expect to find excellent camping amenities, trails, majestic sand dunes that are just waiting to be climbed, and the beaches of Lake Michigan. A day at the beach is one of my favorite ways of cooling off during those hot Indiana summers.
Spring Mill State Park is located in Southern Indiana just a few mile outside of the town of Mitchell. In addition to your standard camping ammenities, Spring Mill provides tours of a working pioneer village as well as a boat trip through the Twin Caves!
The Shades State Park is located nearby Turkey Run and it provides some of the best hiking and camping in the state. The trails offer some of the best scenic views of Indiana’s natural rock formations and the canoeing is good as well.
By visiting these three parks you will be treated to but a taste of all that Indiana has to offer the adventurous traveler. So if you ever find yourself vacationing in Indiana, I whole heartedly recommend that you stop by and visit some of our magnificent state parks.
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Depending on where you live, there are usually several events going on that you can bring your family too. Here is a short list:
Cobden Peach Festival - August 8-9 618-893-2777 Peach cobbler, sliced peaches, ice cream and barbecue. There is also a queen contest, carnival, parade, and games.
River City Soul Fest (Peoria)- August 8-9 309-689-3019 Boyz II Men and Martha Munizzi are two stars that will be at this two day event celebrating soul. This takes place at CEFCU Center State at the Landing in Peoria. Friday admission is $7. Saturday admission is $10.
Lincoln Bicentennial Bike Tour – August 16 – 23 (starts in Hodgenville KY) 800-433-8868. This 360 mile bike tour starts in Kentucky and crosses into Indiana. It ends in Springfield. Registration costs $595 and is open to the first 100 applicants.
Indiana State Fair at the Indiana State Fairgrounds (Indianapolis)- August 6-17 317-927-7500 All the typical state fair stuff spread over 12 days and nights.
Taste of Downtown (Indianapolis)- August 9 – Food, wine, and live music in Indianapolis
National Hobo Convention (Britt)- August 7 – 10 641-843-4433 Mulligan stew, parade, flea market, craft show, car show, concessions, and the coronation of the Hobo King and Queen at the National Hobo Museum.
Old Tyme Corn Boil (Griswold)- August 9 712-778-4712 Downtown Giswold has free entertainment, games, fireworks, 5K and 2 mile run/walk, and fresh sweet corn.
Dexter Daze – August 8-9 734-426-0887 This features over 100 booths of artisans and crafters, family entertainment, social tent, parade and much more in Monument Park.
Roscommon: A Celebration of Michigan Art, Wine, Hops, and Harvest (Forest Dunes)-August 9 989-275-0700 This is an evening celebrating great grapes, hops, and art. Admission is $10.
Thunder Over Michigan Air Show (Ypsilanti)- August 9-10 The Yankee Air Museum hosts the ten year running salute to warbirds. Admission is $20.
Little Bull Falls LogJam Festival (Mosinee)- August 8-10 715-693-4330 The settlers of the Wisconsin river are celebrated in River Park. There are raft races, art making activities, demonstrations, and more.
Prairie Family Days (Kenosha)- August 8-10 262-925-6735 A Prairie idol talent contest is the featured event at this Prairie Springs Park fest.
20th Annual Burger Fest (Seymour)- August 9 920-833-6688 This World’s Largest Hamburger Parade kicks off at 11 am downtown followed by a hamburger eating contest, a muscle contest, and plenty of food.
34th Annual Morning Glory Fair (Milwaukee)- August 9-10 414-273-7121 Crafts, silent auction, picnic foods, and beverages which takes place on the grounds of the Marcus Center for Performing Arts.