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Great Outdoors in Bloomington

The abundance of natural beauty in the area make Bloomington a great place for an outdoor excursion, whether it's a casual walk on our extensive trail system or a guided adventure through dense forests. Home to the state's largest inland lake, only National forest, and a variety of city and county parks, Bloomington's got hiking, fishing, boating, biking and more!  If you're looking for a more relaxing way to enjoy the outdoors, we've got some great beaches and golf courses as well. This section will help you discover all the outdoor opportunities available in the area.

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B-Line Trail

  • 3.1 mile trail through downtown Bloomington.
  • From Adams Street to Country Club Drive.
  • Suite 250
  • Bloomington, IN 47402
  • Phone: 812-349-3700
  • Fax: 812-349-3705
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Bloomington Rail Trail

  • Trailheads at West Country Club Road and Church Lane
  • (between South Rogers and Old State Road 37)
  • Suite 250
  • Bloomington, IN 47402
  • Phone: 812-349-3700
  • Fax: 812-349-3705
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Bluespring Caverns Park

  • U.S. 50, 5 minutes southwest of Bedford
  • 1459 Bluespring Caverns Road
  • Bedford, IN 47421
  • Phone: 812-279-9471
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Bryan Park

  • 1001 S. Henderson St.
  • Bloomington, IN 47401
  • Phone: 812-349-3705
  • Fax: 812-349-3705
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Bryan Park Pool

  • Bloomington Parks and Recreation
  • 1100 S. Woodlawn Ave.
  • Bloomington, IN 47402
  • Phone: 812-349-3741
  • Fax: 812-349-3705
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Cascades Golf Course

  • Cascades Park
  • 3550 Kinser Pike
  • Suite 250
  • Bloomington, IN 47402
  • Phone: 812-349-3719
  • Fax: 812-349-3705
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Cedar Bluff Nature Preserve

  • Just off Ketcham Road.
  • Owned by The Nature Conservancy
  • Bloomington, IN 47403
  • Phone: 317-951-8818
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Charles C. Deam Wilderness

  • Blackwell Horse Camp
  • Hoosier National Forest
  • Bloomington, IN 47401
  • Phone: 812-275-5987
    Phone: 866-302-4173
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Clear Creek Trail

  • Trailheads at W. Tapp Road
  • Bloomington, IN 47402
  • Phone: 812-349-3700
  • Fax: 812-349-3705
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Student Recreational Sports Center

  • 1601 Law Lane
  • Bloomington, IN 47405
  • Phone: 812-855-7772
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Eagle Pointe Golf Resort

  • 2250 East Pointe Road
  • Bloomington, IN 47401
  • Phone: 812-824-4040
  • Fax: 812-824-6860
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Eagle Watch Weekend


 

Fairfax State Recreation Area

  • On Fairfax Road, accessible from Hwy 37
  • or South Walnut Street
  • Bloomington, IN 47401
  • Phone: 812-837-9546
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Flatwoods Park

  • 9499 W. Flatwoods Rd.
  • (turn left off of Highway 46)
  • Gosport, IN
  • Phone: 812-349-2800
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Frank Southern Ice Arena

  • 1965 South Henderson St.
  • 401 N. Morton St.
  • Suite 250
  • Bloomington, IN 47401
  • Phone: 812-349-3741
  • Fax: 812-349-3705
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Griffy Lake Nature Preserve

  • Bloomington Parks and Recreation
  • 3500 N. Hinkle Rd.
  • Suite 250
  • Bloomington, IN 47402
  • Phone: 812-349-3700
  • Fax: 812-349-3705
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Hardin Ridge Recreation Area

  • 6464 Hardin Ridge Rd.
  • Heltonville, IN 47436
  • Phone: 812-837-9453
    Phone: 866-302-4173
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Hickory Ridge Horse Camp

  • Hoosier National Forest
  • Bloomington, IN 47401
  • Phone: 812-275-5987
    Phone: 866-302-4173
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Hilly Hundred Bicycle Tour


 

Hoosier National Forest

  • Just off Highway 446 on east side of road.
  • Bloomington, IN 47401
  • Phone: 812-275-5987
    Phone: 866-302-4173
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IndiGo Birding Nature Tours

  • 2432 E. Rock Creek Dr.
  • Bloomington, IN 47401
  • Phone: 812-679-8978
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IU Golf Course

  • 1350 45/46 Bypass
  • Bloomington, IN 47408-1590
  • Phone: 812-855-7543
    Phone: 866-487-7678
  • Fax: 812-856-5155
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IU Outdoor Adventures

  • Eigenmann Hall, Rm. 020
  • 1900 E. 10th Street
  • Bloomington, IN 47406
  • Phone: 812-855-2231
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IU Outdoor Pool


 

IU Tennis Center

  • 1833 North Fee Lane
  • Bloomington, IN 47408
  • Phone: 812-855-5750
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