Crossroads of America

Visit the Hoosier State, home to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Indiana Dunes National Park. A state lush in outdoor attractions from Lake Michigan to the north down to the Ohio River to the south.

Things To See In Indiana

Explore the Indiana Sand Dunes National Park
Paddle Lake Michigan
Eat a tenderloin sandwich
Visit the Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Catch a race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Wander the RV/MH Hall of Fame

Visiting Parks In Indiana

Indiana enjoys a wide range of parks from the Indiana Sand Dunes National Park along the shore of Lake Michigan to the rugged hills and scenic vistas of Brown County State Park in souther part of the state.  If you’re looking for dramatic rock formations, check out the sandstone cliffs and canyons of Turkey Run State Park.  Or, enjoy boating, fishing, and other watersports across the interconnected lakes and waterways of Chain O’Lakes State Park.  This list goes on and, as always, don’t forget to take some time to explore those smaller, lesser known parks that often offer all the nature without the congestion.

Hiking In Indiana

Along with Indiana’s many parks comes a wide array of hiking trails to experience the natural beauty on foot.  Some highlights include:

  1. Trail 3 in Turkey Run State Park – Known for its scenic canyons and sandstone cliffs, which offer a unique hiking experience. The trail is 1.7 miles long and has some steep climbs and descents, making it a moderately challenging hike.
  2. Trail 10 in Brown County State Park – A favorite among hikers for its stunning views of the rolling hills of southern Indiana. The trail is 3.5 miles long and is considered a moderate hike, with some uphill sections.
  3. Three Dune Challenge in Indiana Dunes National Park – A popular hiking challenge that involves climbing three of the tallest sand dunes in the park. The trail is 1.5 miles long and offers beautiful views of Lake Michigan and the surrounding landscape.
  4. Pinnacle Peak Trail in Hoosier National Forest – A favorite among hikers for its panoramic views of the forest and the surrounding hills. The trail is 2.7 miles long and is considered a moderate hike, with some steep uphill sections.
  5. Hemlock Cliffs Trail in Hoosier National Forest – Known for its beautiful scenery, including a waterfall and a narrow canyon. The trail is 1.2 miles long and is considered an easy hike.

Camping In Indiana

Indiana has four distinct seasons, and each season offers a unique camping experience. Summer is the most popular time to go camping, but fall and spring can also be great times to visit.  But be sure to check ahead to prepare for the weather conditions where you will be going.

All the brilliant green foliage of Indiana means water.  Lakes and rivers to paddle in.  Rain to prepare against.  And all those water loving insects that come along for the ride.  So prepare for the best camping trip possible by anticipating your needs from foul weather gear to insect repellent.

Notable Draws

Indiana is a mecca for RVs.  It is home to many RV manufacturers and the RV/MH Hall of fame.  So, while we still have a lot of exploring to do, we went out of our way to explore the extensive collection of vintage RVs on display in Elkhart.

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  • Just off Interstate 80, along the border of Michigan, in the town of Elkhart, Indiana is the RV/MH Hall of Fame and Museum. While, as the name suggests, this expansive, two story building features both Recreational Vehicles and Manufactured

Lexi lives in a truck camper down by the river.