Outdoor Recreation Haven

We are so fortunate here in Lawrence county and surrounding counties to have an inviting natural terrain that is suitable for many varied outdoor activities for all ages. The jewel in our nature’s crown is Spring Mill State Park with her adventurous trails, ancient caves, old growth forest, authentic pioneer village, nature center guided activities, mountain bike trails,and camping under the clear starry nights.  And speaking of stars, the astronaut Virgil ‘Gus’ Grissom Memorial is located at the park as well.  We will leave some of the park’s offerings to your imagination but treat yourself and family to experience one of Indiana’s best state parks – and that is saying a lot!  www.dnr.in.gov and www.indianainns.com or (812) 849-4129 and (877) 977-7464.

If you want to rough it in a fun way – again with the entire family – stop in at the Lawrence County Tourism Visitors Center on Sixth and Main in Mitchell and rent a GPS unit for geocaching in Spring Mill or elsewhere in the county.  The first four days rental fees are on us – that’s right, FREE to you.  But you need to come in while we are open during the week to pick up your GPS and maps to the “treasures”.  This is really a unique experience for kids!  While here pick up walking tour maps of Bedford and Mitchell, and driving tour maps of Lawrence county. www.limestonecountry.com or (812) 849-1090 and (800) 798-0769.

Bluespring Caverns are now booking for group overnights in their famous cave with the blind cave fish and crawfish.  If you have a youth group in mind, this is the once-in-a-lifetime experience.  www.bluespringcaverns.com or (812) 279-9471.

If you enjoy hunting upland fowl, then it doesn’t get any better than Sugar Creek Hunting Preserve.  Shoot skeet or participate in one of their European-style Pheasant Hunts.  You will be treated like family at this wonderful venue.  www.indianahuntingpreserve.com or (812) 849-5020 and (812) 849-2296.

Want to switch gears?  Then the Lawrence County Recreational Park has dirtbikes and atv trails to enjoy.  You can camp there, too!  (812) 275-0186.

Or just slow down completely and turn off of the fast lane and ride horses at the Midwest Trail Ride & Horseman’s Campground in the Hoosier National Forest.  www.midwesttrailride.com or (812) 834-6686.

Lawrence county has its share of golf courses, antique shops, and there is always a festival afoot!  Learn and see the region’s famous limestone quarries, architecture, and history.  Take Indiana’s first Wine Trail.  Whew!!  Are you tired yet?  There is always more to do!

Once again, the Lawrence County Tourism Office is happy to help you with your adventure planning to our area.  Visit www.limestonecountry.com or Facebook and Twitter as Limestone Country.  Travel safe and arrive happy!

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