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Category - Outdoors

Monday, May 9, 2022

Every season is special in Bloomington, but summer is perhaps the most unique of them all. With the majority of the Indiana University students absent until mid-August, Bloomington becomes quieter, slower-paced, and more tranquil than it is at any other time of year. Summer in B-Town includes lake... Read More

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Griffy Lake Nature Preserve is comprised of a 109-acre lake surrounded by a 1,200-acre nature preserve. The stunning grounds are located mere minutes from Indiana University's campus, a pleasantly shocking discovery for those who have never stumbled across the serene property. Take a break from the... Read More

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Bloomington offers a variety of family-friendly outdoor activities during every season. Whether you're here for a mid-week trip or a weekend getaway, there's something for everyone in the family to enjoy while making memories to last a lifetime. Spring A Day at the Park Bloomington boasts several... Read More

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Lake Lemon is Monroe County's second-biggest lake, offering 1,650 surface acres for water activity, as well as other outdoor amenities for visitors to enjoy. While Monroe Lake is the biggest lake in the area, Lake Lemon offers nearly every feature Monroe Lake offers with the added bonus of less... Read More

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Whether you're planning a romantic date, exploring B-Town with your kids, or you simply want to enjoy a meal under the sun, Bloomington offers a few top-notch picnic spots. Grab some blankets, pack your basket, and head to one of these perfect locations for a 10/10 B-Town picnic experience. The... Read More

Thursday, May 5, 2022

For those looking to get active while in Bloomington, there are plenty of activities available to get your blood pumping. With an assortment of outdoor attractions, urban trails, and specialty recreation, there's an option for every level of fitness, from those who want to fit in a simple walk to... Read More

Thursday, May 5, 2022

One of the best, easiest, most fun activities for families is taking a trip to the park to play on the playground. For kids, playgrounds are kingdoms full of imagination, exploration, adventure, and fun. For adults, a trip to the playground offers a chance to enjoy the outdoors and relax as the kids... Read More

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Bloomington is home to a long list of great outdoor destinations. While they're all incredible during any time of the year, certain places seem to really shine during specific seasons. While you're visiting B-Town this summer, check out the following lakes, recreation areas, parks, and other... Read More

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Monroe County offers an incredible assortment of nature hikes for every experience level. Certain hikes have a peak season when it comes to the beauty of the surrounding nature, and the following trails are known to be a special treat during summer. Lace up your walking shoes and give these five... Read More

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Bloomington is known for it's stunning natural beauty and abundance of outdoor offerings, both near the hustle & bustle of the city and in the heart of our surrounding nature. The outdoors is for everyone in B-Town because we offer an expansive range of destinations and activities for every... Read More