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Pack the Car for a Fall Excursion!

Highways and country roads of fun

Hooray for fall! It's the perfect time for a quick getaway before settling in for a long winter's rest. Set your GPS for some of these great spots and follow the links to discover the fun.

Art for Eyes and Stomach, Indianapolis
Taste the difference grass-fed dairy cows make at Traders Point Creamery. Stroll the grounds or the indoor galleries of the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Sample fresh brews at Thr3e Wise Men Brewing Company and Brugge Brasserie.
Celebrate the Past and Present, Fort Wayne
Enjoy fall outdoors at the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo and during the Johnny Appleseed Festival.
Colorful Fall Festivals, Seymour
There's something for everyone with the fall festivals in Jackson County. You can twirl doing the chicken dance at Oktoberfest, watch cars zoom around the dirt oval at Funfest, check out a spinning wheel at Fort Vallonia Days, or run circles around your scared friends at Fear Fair.
A Colorful Visit in Brown County (Nashville) and Bloomington
You’ll see art everywhere you look, whether it’s created by people or nature. Visit studios and galleries in Nashville or hike the trails of Brown County State Park. Art comes to the dining table in Bloomington.
Comfort Food Trail, Southwest Indiana
Enjoy restaurants and take home fresh produce from stops along Midwest Living’s Comfort Food Trail in the southwest corner of Indiana. Stops are as varied as Blue Heron Vineyard and Tell City Pretzels.
Covered Bridge Capital of the World, Rockville
Indiana’s largest festival – the Parke County Covered Bridge Festival – runs October 10-19 and promises beautiful scenery, shopping, eating and entertainment. And a visit to Turkey Run State Park will make your trip complete.
Drive the Ohio River Scenic Byway, Madison
This 303-mile scenic tour takes you through quaint historic towns like Madison, Vevay and Newburgh. Zoom through the trees at Dagaz Acres Zipline Adventure, climb the trails at Clifty Falls State Park, and try your luck at Belterra Casino.
“F” is for Football, Farmers and Factory, South Bend
Fall means football in South Bend, so tailgate and cheer on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Pick up veggies, cheeses and fresh-cut flowers at one of the Midwest’s largest indoor markets. Enjoy the sweet smells during your South Bend Chocolate Factory tour.
Fall Fun in Hendricks County, Danville
Narrowing down all of the festivals, activities and other fall attractions in Hendricks County can prove to be a difficult task because of the sheer number of amazing things to see and do.
Fall into Fun in Harrison County, Corydon
Take an underground trip, a treetop zip, or a sampling sip in Harrison County, home to caverns, wineries and much more fall fun.
Fruits and Flowers Trail, Southern Indiana
Experience fall’s harvest throughout Southern Indiana! The Fruits & Flowers Trail is a special collection of attractions, markets, restaurants and wineries located throughout the region’s scenic rolling hills.
The Glass Trail, Kokomo
The fall season renews our devotion to heritage. The glass trail follows the craft of glass-making, prominent in the Kokomo area since a natural gas deposit was discovered there in the 1800s.
Heritage Trail Driving Tour, Elkhart & LaGrange Counties
Meander the rural highways and charming main streets of Northern Indiana Amish Country. Pick up a free tour CD so you don’t miss great stops like the Midwest’s largest flea market, Amish Acres Historic Farm or the Old Bag Factory full of local artisan shops.
Indiana Cave Trail, Southern Indiana
Just like the fall season, the Indiana Cave Trail entices adventurers and fans of the outdoors alike. Visitors get a true sense of exploration and kids reap the benefits of learning without realizing it. Do come prepared. The caves can get chilly when temperatures begin to drop.
Limestone Country in Southern Indiana, Bedford
Families love Spring Mill State Park hiking, geocaching & working grist mill, Bluespring Caverns underground boat rides, Limestone Trail, canoe/kayak rentals and more. Fall favorites are persimmon pudding, Haunted Pioneer Village and bluegrass. Check out online leaf cam to see fall color in real-time! Limestone Country is 1-1/2 hour south of Indy.
Outdoor Fun in Western Indiana, West Lafayette
Adventure awaits in western Indiana, from howling with the wolves at Wolf Park to seeing how milk gets to your grocery store at Fair Oaks Farms. Sit back and listen to stories during a canal boat ride at the Wabash & Erie Canal Park and enjoy a feast at the Feast of the Hunters’ Moon.
Scare Up A Good Time in Hamilton County, Fishers
Put yourself in the middle of a classic when The Headless Horseman makes his rounds at Conner Prairie Interactive History Park. Pick pumpkins at Stonycreek Farm or choose among 27 apple varieties at Stuckey Farm.
See the Whitewater Valley by Train, Connersville
The Whitewater Valley Railroad traverses 19 beautiful miles. As an operating railroad museum, it offers a number of excursions that will give you breathtaking views outside the window and lots of fun inside the train.
Taste the Uplands Wine Trail
The rolling hills of southern Indiana make the perfect conditions for growing grapes. Tour the vineyards and visit tasting rooms along this wine trail that goes from Bloomington to Elizabeth. Stretch your stay with an overnight at French Lick Resort and The Leavenworth Inn.
Tombstone Trail, Kendallville
Autumn is all about reveling in yesterday's history and enjoying today's fleeting moments before winter comes. Historic cemeteries reveal secrets of the past along the Tombstone Trail in Huntington, Kosciusko, Nole and Whitley counties. Discover the people who made Indiana great, admire the art and craftsmanship that memorialize them and experience the natural beauty of rural Indiana in the fall. 
Two Great Cities, One Great University, Lafayette-West Lafayette
Art on the Wabash, Feast of the Hunters’ Moon, Corn Maze, Purdue Football, Wolf Park, Prophetstown State Park, Historic Prophetstown a winery and two breweries offer great fall fun. The tree-lined streets of our vibrant downtown offer dining, nightlife, antiques, eclectic shopping and a sophisticated art scene. Fall is also a great time to enjoy one of our great golf courses. Stay & Play golf packages available.
View From a Bike, Statewide
There's no better way to enjoy the fall than from the seat of a mountain bike. Throughout the state, you can challenge yourself on trails featuring berms, switchbacks, rocks, logs and—of course—uphill climbs and downhill thrills!
Zipping Around The City, Indianapolis
Zip through the forest after you climb higher and higher at Eagle Creek Park's Go Ape! treetop adventure. Roll a few games at Action Duckpin Bowl. Zip around White River State Park on a Segway and then take a spin around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway track.