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Go Take a Hike!

You don’t have to fly across the nation. Stick around for a statecation!

Are you wondering what to do this year?

Last year, travel plans for almost everyone were turned upside down. While the outlook for travel is better in 2021, there are still plenty of reasons to stay close to home in our amazing state.

The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is partnering with 92.3 WTTS to get the word out about cool places in Indiana that are brimming with native flora and fauna to recharge your soul and inspire a love for nature.

Fun day trips around your area can also help your local economy.

The Nature Conservancy is highlighting several preserves and nature places around the state that represent different types of habitat where you can go with family and friends to take in the pure and natural beauty of Indiana.

Start planning your Indiana statecations!

Places in Indiana to Explore

  • Creek runs through lush green forest.

    Central West: Big Walnut

    Just an hour west of Indianapolis, Big Walnut - and particularly the Tall Timbers Trail - makes for a memorable visit. Learn more about Big Walnut

  • Creek runs through lush green forest.

    Southwest Central: Green's Bluff

    A new trail, new pollinator plantings and new interpretive signage await you at scenic Green's Bluff. Learn more about Green's Bluff

  • Preserve sign in colorful forest in autumn.

    South Central: Hitz-Rhodehamel Woods

    Brown County is THE autumn destination in Indiana, but TNC's Hitz-Rhodehamel Woods will delight you any time of year. Learn more about Hitz-Rhodehamel Woods

  • Mother bison and calf roam a green prairie.

    Northwest: Kankakee Sands

    With several nature trails and our ever-growing bison herd, Kankakee Sands is a must-see destination! Learn more about Kankakee Sands

  • Family and 2 dogs on a trail looks into forest.

    East: Cope Environmental Center

    Cope's miles of hiking trails meandering through hardwood forests, grasslands, prairies, wetlands, and two ponds means year-round beauty. Learn more about Cope

  • African-American girl in pink blouse holds green plant in front of her face.

    Getting Kids In Nature

    Wanna get your kids into the great outdoors, but not sure how? Check out our new guide on best practices for connecting kids to nature. Download Now

To help make your visit safe and comfortable, please consult the Conservancy’s Preserve Visitation Guidelines.

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Don't you fly across the nation. Stick around for a statecation! 

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