Exploring Indiana’s Brown County State Park

I think it’s safe to say that winter has officially arrived in our part of Indiana (those 4 inches of snow dumped on us last weekend were a pretty clear sign), but I’m still marveling about how beautiful this fall was.  Apparently the foliage wasn’t as good as normal, thanks to a “drought” we’re having (the Californian in me rolled my eyes hard at this), but you could have fooled me.  It seemed like everywhere I turned, the trees were beautiful hues of red, yellow and orange.

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Between setting up a new house and acclimating to a new city, we didn’t do much travel, even locally, this fall, but we did manage to spend a day in late October driving a couple hours south to Brown County State Park, supposedly one of the best places in Indiana to see fall foliage.  Although it was peak foliage season up here, we were a little early for the fall color down there, but we still enjoyed a beautiful day exploring the park.

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After stopping at the entrance to pay our fee ($7 Indiana residents, $9 out of state), we came upon a nice scenic overlook at Hesitation Point.

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We then headed to Ogle Lake to hike trail #7, a moderate 1.5 mile loop around the lake.  The trail was pretty easy under foot, but it was a nice way to get our heart rates up while enjoying views of the lake.

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Brown County SP is totally dog-friendly (pets allowed on all trails on a leash) and Dancer enjoyed herself very much!

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On the way out of the park, we drove through this lovely natural archway.

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Brown County is also famous for its bridges so before leaving the area we stopped at the Bean Blossom Bridge.

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Although I’m sure our flying visit didn’t do Brown County justice, it was a great introduction to a lovely corner of our new home state that we look forward to visiting again soon!

 

 

 

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