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On your journey through the Hoosier State, you’ll encounter a wealth of outdoor excitement.
Visiting during summer? Indiana has an array of state parks to hike and bike through, while your winter travels are met with brisk snowshoeing and skiing around the Paoli Ski Area, or the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.
Northern Indiana is rich in outdoor activity, much of which takes advantage of the proximity to Lake Michigan. Cities like Chesterton, LaPorte, and Portage yield excellent family adventures in and around Lake Michigan. To the northeast, you’ll encounter many options at Pokagon State Park – snow-tubing during winter is a local favorite.
Centrally located, Indianapolis is a hub of entertainment for every member of the family. Nearby state parks like White River and Fort Harrison offer plenty of hiking and biking chances, while Mounds State Park, in Anderson, is full of thrills. The Indianapolis Zoo is great for an afternoon of critter watching. Before you depart Indianapolis, plan on a visit to the Eagle Creek Reservoir for a day of fishing and boating – perfect for a summer afternoon.
For more fun at local zoos, be sure to visit Evansville, home of Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden. You and the family will enjoy more than 700 animals and a large collection of local and exotic plant life. In the area, check out the Hoosier National Forest and nearby French Lick.
On a winter visit to the Hoosier State, you’ll want to schedule a visit to the Ice Box Skating Rink near Elkhart. Enjoy free skating with the family, or watch local ice skating competitions.
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