See Which State Stands Out During the Fall!

See Which State Stands Out During the Fall!

There’s More Than Corn in Indiana...There are Leaves, Too!

If you’re from the Hoosier State, where RecPro is located, you already know there are a few certain hotspots that can’t be missed when it comes to fall foliage. Since we talked about our neighbor to the north last week (Michigan - check out that blog!), let’s cover some of Indiana’s best fall color drives this week.

Don’t assume that you need to pack up your RV during the autumn season. If you’re planning a midwestern road trip, these areas can’t be beat for beautiful, breathtaking color.

Turkey Run

Turkey Run is a popular camping destination for Northern Indiana locals, because they know how gorgeous it gets during this time of year. It’s a state park that rests just south of Crawfordsville, but it can easily make you feel as though you’re “not in Indiana anymore.”

Between beautiful, colorful trails and serene gorges, there is so much to see at Turkey Run. We recommend stopping to camp for a while, instead of just driving through the area. If you’re an avid hiker, you’ll love the relaxing nature of these trails!

Brown County State Park

You can’t talk about a fall foliage tour in Indiana without bringing up the largest state park. This 16,000-acre park is perfect for camping, hiking, scenic fall drives in your RV, and even horseback riding! It’s the perfect autumn spot for a family vacation.

One of the best parts about Brown County State Park is that it feels completely enclosed and secluded when you’re in the thick of it. But, a quick drive to Nashville (Indiana) will bring you back to a quaint and quiet civilization. Enjoy cozy small-town shops and places to eat before you hit the road again. Making a trip to this park should be at the top of your list if you have kids.

Parke County

Parke County, IN is the “Covered Bridge Capital of the World.” They take so much pride in that title, that they even hold a festival every October to celebrate. If you head to Parke County during that festival, you’ll miss out on a bit of the serene quietness the area has to offer. But, you won’t miss out on the beautiful colors and scenery.

As a bonus to the beautiful fall colors, you can check out the heart of Amish country while you’re in the area. Everything from Amish baked goods to handmade items can be found locally.

When is the Best Time for Fall Colors in Indiana?

The peak fall colors for the Hoosier State vary slightly depending on whether you visit the northern or southern part of the state. The north sees its vibrancy a bit sooner each year. You’ll find the best color for about the first three weeks of October.

If you’re in the southern part of the state, you’ll have to wait about a week longer for the colors to reach their peak.

At RecPro, we’re proud to call Indiana our home, and we know you’ll love cruising through it this time of year to admire what the Midwest is truly all about!

Sep 18th 2018

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