Take a drive to the Covered Bridge Capital of the World. Parke County is home to 31 of Indiana’s 98 covered bridges. Visitors can see the bridges via a self-guided tour. Indiana’s most famous covered bridge and waterfall is at Bridgeton Mill. The dam is nine feet tall and 220 feet long. The bridge itself is 261 feet long.
Among the most iconic foods in Indiana are the pork tenderloin and sugar cream pie. Indiana Foodways Alliance, which features 21 food trails, has a trail dedicated to these foodsKnown as the heart of the Midwest, or the Crossroads of America, the state has several beautiful state parks for visiting outside. Hiking, biking, and camping are among the most popular suggestions for safe weekend getaways due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Spring Mill State Park and the Friends of Spring Mill group are adding their own trail challenge to the list of Indiana State Park trail challenges, and this one will be the longest of the group. Spring Mill’s challenge is 10.8 miles long and encompasses all of the park’s trails. Hikers will see a National Natural Landmark, cave lookouts, and a view of the Pioneer Village, and take a lake hike and a walk by Spring Mill Inn. The challenge can be completed within a day or spread out over a year. Spring Mill’s challenge is the seventh challenge trail offered at Indiana State Parks. Turkey Run, Shades, Indiana Dunes, Pokagon, Clifty Falls, and Chain O’Lakes also host challenge trails.
Also, celebrate this year’s turn of the decade throughout 2020, 20 new lists from the most unique destinations is featuring 20 exciting things to do. From South Bend up north to Evansville down south, there are as many as 400 adventures to explore. The terrain varies greatly from the sandy beaches of Lake Michigan and the Indiana Dunes to the rolling hills in southern Indiana and the lush farmland in between. Between those borders lie areas with plenty to do from amusement parks and hiking to wine trails and nightlife. #The20IN20 will take you all over the state to see and enjoy new spots or old favorites.
So plan an extended weekend getaway to Indiana today!