Fall Foliage Day Trips

See the Changing Leaves While Staying Close to Home

Fall foliage is one of the true joys of the season, and Indiana has plenty of great spots for “leaf-peeping,” while still being close enough to make it home for dinner. Choose any one of the many locales close to Brownsburg to observe autumn’s splendor, or better yet, visit them all! Don’t forget to check your destination’s website before heading out to see any cancellations, closures, or guidelines you need to know about.

Parke County Covered Bridges

Although this year’s Covered Bridge Festival has been canceled, fall is still the perfect time to explore Parke County’s 31 covered bridges, against the stunning backdrop of the changing leaves. You can download a visitor’s map on the county’s tourism website and plan your own self-guided tour of the bridges, or follow one of the recommended routes. While you’re in the area, explore one of the nearby parks, visit local antique shops, and stop by one of the local restaurants or wineries.  

Shades State Park/Pine Hills Nature Preserve

For those who prefer to explore the fall foliage from inside the woods, Shades State Park offers everything nature lovers could want. A variety of trails gives hikers many options, from an easy stroll to a rugged adventure. More adventurous sorts who want to really immerse themselves in the views can explore the Pine Hills Nature Preserve, with trails that wind along steep ridges, waterfalls, and a meandering creek.

Turkey Run State Park

Take a walk through Indiana’s past in the sandstone gorges at Turkey Run State Park. Explore miles of trails ranging from easy to rugged, bringing you through hemlock groves, across a suspension bridge, and through deep canyons. If you’d like to see the changing foliage from a different perspective, both Shades State Park and Turkey Run State Park provide access points to Sugar Creek, known as one of Indiana’s best rivers for seasonal canoeing or kayaking. 

Luxury Living in Brownsburg

Union Green’s luxury apartments are close to Indianapolis, but far enough west that you can easily get to some of the state’s best locations for scenic views. Our pet-friendly community offers everything you need and want in an apartment home. Contact us to take a virtual or in-person look at your new home: (317) 653-3307.

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