Where are Indiana’s fun, outdoor winter activities
To some Indiana is one big cornfield, but to true Hoosiers, we know that Indiana is more than just cornfields, but that it is home to beautiful sites, fun activities and more!
The Midwest’s temperatures can drop drastically in the winter, and you can expect to see snow at some point as well. Luckily, Indiana has many outdoor winter activities that can be fun for you and your whole family.
Places to ice skate in Indiana
No matter your level of ice skating ability, use this winter season as your opportunity to become the next Michelle Kwan in Indiana. Find an ice-skating location near you to check out today!
Carmel Ice Rink is located in Carmel. It is still open for the season, but due to COVID-19 restrictions have reduced capacity in its public and cosmic skate rinks. Check its website for hours of operation, safety guidelines and how to purchase tickets to skate.
Artic Zone Iceplex is located in Westfield. This ice rink is allowing individuals and groups to rent out the rink for their own private use. It is limiting capacity due to COVID-19, so make sure to check online for reservations and hours of operation.
Blaze Roller Rink is located in Greenfield. Call the rink to hear more information on rink hours and guidelines during the winter season.
Howard Park Ice Skating is located in South Bend. This ice rink was recently rebuilt and re-opened for the public. Visit Howard Park to ice skate and stop by one of the small cafes nearby for a cup of coffee or a small bite to eat.
Places to ski, sled and snowboard in Indiana
Planning ski trip 2021 can look a bit different this year because of reservations and safety guidelines, but that doesn’t mean that your ski trip won’t happen! Check out these skiing, snowboarding and tubing locations throughout Indiana and start planning your outdoor extravaganza on the slopes.
Perfect North Slopes is located in Lawrenceburg. This alpine skiing resort is home to 23 trails ranging in difficulty level. Not only can you ski, but you can also snow tube and snowboard. For COVID-19 safety guidelines, make sure to check its website or call to find out more.
Paoli Peaks is located in Paoli. Paoli Peaks Mountain Resort is home to skiing, snowboarding and arctic blast tubing for winter lovers. Check its website for hours of operation and to purchase your tickets for a fun-filled day!
Places to hike in Indiana
Indiana winters can be rather confusing. Somedays the weather will be 20 degrees Fahrenheit and other days you’ll see the weather jump to 50 degrees for the day. For those 50 degree days in the winter, check out these hiking trails throughout the state and begin exploring!
Fort Harrison State Park is located in Indianapolis. This park has many trails that visitors can walk or run on throughout the year. One of the highlights of Fort Harrison State Park in the winter is that it has one of the biggest sledding hills in the area. Grab your family and sled and have fun!
Eagle Creek Park is located in Indianapolis. This park offers more than 1,400 acres of water and 3,900 acres of forest. These beautiful trails will transport you out of Indiana and into a park full of adventure. Visit the website to read more about its history and the Eagle Creek Park Foundation.
Charlestown State Park is located in Charlestown. Charlestown State Park is filled with rugged hills and land to explore. This state park is a part of the Indiana Birding Trail where avid bird watchers can enjoy the 72 species of birds that enjoy the park, as well.
Brown County State Park is located in Nashville. One of the most popular spots in southern Indiana, Brown County offers scenic views, hiking and biking trails and a quaint little town in downtown Nashville with shops and restaurants you can enjoy.
Are these activities safe during the pandemic?
Although these activities take place outdoors, it does not mean that there are no COVID-19 safety guidelines to follow. Each place has safety guidelines in place, but remember to review each attraction’s specific protocols are before your visit.
Find time this winter to step outside and have fun while enjoying one of these Indiana outdoor winter activities!