Adventure is Everywhere
Think you live in a place where there is nothing to do? I hear that all the time regarding my state and I disagree. With the right mindset and a little creativity, you can find adventure wherever you live. You don’t need to travel out of the country or even out of your town. I’d be willing to bet you can find something fun and interesting to do wherever you are. Once you learn that adventure-seeking skill you can use it wherever you go to create more excitement in your life.
To prove my theory, I’m embarking on a really long (like probably a few years) experiment to find something enjoyable to do in every county in Indiana. Let’s face it, Indiana isn’t a vacation hotbed – most people head to a big city or the beach for their annual vacations, so I figured if I can prove that my middle-of-the-country state has something interesting to do EVERYWHERE, my point will be made!
There are 92 counties in Indiana, so it’s a pretty daunting task. You can expect to start seeing posts each month covering a county or two (or three). I’ll still continue to share other trips, travel info, ideas for things to do, etc., this will just be a fun little addition. Luckily for me, I’ve already covered a few so I have a bit of a headstart.
I’ll come back to this post and add links as I complete each county. I’ve broken down the state into regions and to keep it simple, I just followed how Visit Indiana categorizes them. Ready to begin? Here we go …
Central Indiana is complete!!!
Boone – Boone County Adventures
Clinton – A Day of Fun in Frankfort
Hamilton – 5 Fun Fall Adventures in Hamilton County; Spend A Perfect Day in Westfield; Hamilton County Wineries; 10 Fun and Affordable Dates in Hamilton County; Nature Experiences in Fishers Indiana; 13 Fun Things to Do in the Fall in Hamilton County Indiana
Hancock – Foodies Flock to Fortville; Exploring Greenfield
Hendricks – A Rainy Day (Danville)
Johnson – Friday Night Fun; Goat Yoga and Dining Downtown; Exploring and Enjoying Franklin
Marion – Zoo Boo; A Presidential Adventure; Garfield Conservatory; 5 Fun Family Experiences Near Indy; Exploring Indianapolis
Morgan – Bees, Beers and More in Morgan County
Shelby – Hiking, Local Treats and More
South Central Indiana includes:
Brown – Shopping & Sipping in Brown County, Indiana
Daviess – Fun Things to do in Daviess County
Dearborn – Visit Aurora in Southern Indiana
Decatur – Unique Attractions in Decatur County
Franklin – Franklin County Indiana Fun
Greene – Greene County Adventures
Jackson – Music & More in Jackson County
Ripley – Batesville Indiana Fun!
East Indiana includes:
Adams – Art, History & More in Adams County
Blackford – A Walk in the Woods
DeKalb – Automobiles & More in Auburn, IN
Delaware – A Day Trip to Muncie
Fayette – A Winter Day in Fayette County
Grant – A Day Trip on the Garfield Trail
Henry – History, Hiking and Wine? A Perfect Day in Henry County
Howard – A Full Day of Fun in Kokomo
Huntington – 10 Fun Things to Do in Huntington Indiana
Madison – Adventure Everywhere
Miami – Fall Fun in Miami County
Randolph – Pies and Racetracks
Rush – A Hunt for Covered Bridges
Tipton – Dinner & a Movie – Small Town Style
Union – A Hidden Outdoor Adventure
Wabash – Day Trip Idea from Indianapolis – Wabash
Wells – Spend a Day in Bluffton, IN
North Indiana Includes:
Elkhart – Is Elkhart, Indiana Worth Visiting?; 15 Fun Things to do in Elkhart County
Fulton – Things to do in Fulton County
Jasper – Birds, Beer and Beauty!
Kosciusko – Beginning the Weekend Off Right, Salt Caves and MudLove
Lake – Treats for Everyone, Animals, and Antiques in Lowell
Porter – Day Trip to Valparaiso
Steuben – Five Fun Things to do Near Pokagon, An Overnight Adventure at Pokagon State Park
South Indiana Includes:
Crawford – Marengo Cave – Indiana’s Most Visited Natural Attraction
Warrick – Newburgh, a Darling Rivertown
West Indiana Includes:
Benton – Waterfalls and Windmills
Carroll – Indiana Day Trip: Things to do in Delphi
Montgomery – Day Trips in Indiana, Crawfordsville
Owen – A Perfect Day in Spencer
Putnam – Fun Things to do in Greencastle Indiana
Tippecanoe – Best Places to Eat Near Purdue, McCords Candy Cane Tour
Warren – Waterfalls and Windmills
White – A Day at the Lake
Whew! That’s an awful lot of places to visit. It’ll be interesting to see if my hypothesis is correct – if I really can find something fun to do in every county in Indiana. Regardless of success, I think I can safely say when this project is complete I’ll be an expert on things to do in Indiana!
If you are from one of these counties – I’d love to get your thoughts on what makes your area special and what I should be sure to check out!
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