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Category - Outdoors

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

With so many colors decorating the landscape in Bloomington, fall is the perfect time to explore with your camera. We've picked 10 of our favorite places to experience fall in Bloomington whether you want to shoot the golden hues of fall foliage, IU campus icons, or pumpkins of all shapes and sizes.... Read More

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Playing Sink the Biz at Nick's, seeing a show at The Bluebird, visiting the Farmers Market; there are certain things you just can't miss in Bloomington. The same goes for fall in Bloomington. To help you enjoy one of the busiest seasons in town, we've created this bucket list of things every... Read More

Thursday, September 14, 2017

As the tips of the trees begin to turn a golden yellow and the crisp autumn air begins to settle in, it's the perfect time of year to get outside and have an adventure. Whether you rent a bike and cruise the B-Line or climb the Hickory Ridge Fire Tower , there are plenty of things to do in the... Read More

Thursday, May 18, 2017

It's almost summer, which means that Bloomington is busting with tons of fun things to do outside. From lounging at the pool to hiking in the woods, there are probably a hundred places to get outside and enjoy the warm temperatures and natural beauty of the area. Our staff is pretty active so we've... Read More

Monday, April 10, 2017

The sun is shining, the pollen count is peaking, the birds are chirping, and the flowers are blooming. Now that spring is here, it's time to head outdoors and appreciate nature from the comfort of your own hammock. If you're looking for somewhere new to post up and hang out, here are some of my... Read More

Thursday, January 26, 2017

From seeing miles of rolling hills stretched out beneath you to exploring deep gorges in the forest, Bloomington’s seemingly countless hiking trails and nature preserves gives everyone, regardless of skill level, the opportunity to experience the wonders that southern Indiana’s natural landscape... Read More

Friday, October 21, 2016

Bloomington is well-known as a cycling town: we have a silver level status by the League of American Bicyclists, dedicated biking lanes, a city commission on bicycle and pedestrian safety, and host several cycling events each year. There are great routes to ride and several places to purchase or... Read More

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Summers are meant to be spent outdoors, and our community is fortunate to have a plethora of outdoor recreation opportunities. Whether your family is into hiking in the wilderness or riding water slides at the pool, you've got multiple options for both. So many options, in fact, that's it's... Read More

Friday, June 24, 2016

Written by Betsy Sweeny, intern, and Teal Strabbing, Sales & Services Coordinator. Looking for fun things to do and see in Bloomington for the 4 th of July? Bloomington's patriotic festivities kick off on the 1 st and continue through the 9 th . We've got racing, live music, ice cream, lakes, a... Read More

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Bloomington sits in the middle of limestone country, whose ravines, fissures, underground springs, and caves make the land quite hilly -- perfect for adventurous cyclists. I asked some local cyclists about their favorite Bloomington routes, and because they're cyclists, they also offered their... Read More