We are officially on the clock. Temps are starting to recede and leaves will soon be shifting from green to brilliant orange, reds, and yellows. Before the winter coats and snow boots come out of the closet you need to get out and enjoy Indiana’s most beautiful season. For outdoor fun in the fall here are a few suggestions:
Play a Round at Brickyard Crossing
Racing season may be over, but the grounds at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway are still open for golfers. Brickyard Crossing, one of seven courses on the Pete Dye Golf Trail, is a bucket-list worthy course that truly integrates with its surroundings. From the slabs of concrete pulled from the track that now line creek beds to the four holes that are inside the track, the Brickyard is an ideal way to cap off your golf season.
Get on a Mountain Bike
What better way to enjoy fall foliage than riding beneath a canopy of color? While Indiana’s Brown County is the undisputed king of mountain biking in the state, Indy has some great trails to offer riders. Town Run Trail Park has been a go-to favorite for years and the relatively new trails at Fort Harrison State Park are both scenic and challenging.
Take to the Trees
Eagle Creek, one of the largest city parks in the country, is known for paddling and bird watching. There is no better way to take in views of each than the ropes course and ziplines offered by Go Ape Treetop Adventure. Challenge yourself by maneuvering through obstacles before clipping into one of five zip lines and soaring through the canopy.
Run, Walk, or Bike the Monon
Indy’s premier trail experience runs north/south from the suburb of Westfield to downtown Indianapolis. Jump on the Monon Rail Trail in Carmel, Broad Ripple, or any point in between and get in a run before you become treadmill-bound for the snowy season.
While outdoor enthusiasts may be fearing what lies ahead we have roughly two months to pack in adventures during the glorious fall season. Get out, get active, and take advantage while there is still time.