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Category - Outdoors

Thursday, March 16, 2023

Father's Day is coming up in a few weeks, but you don't need a special occasion to spend time with dear old dad! Whether you're looking for things to do with dad on the big day or you simply want to do something fun together, here are five activities you can do in B-Town with the father-figure in... Read More

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

There’s a long list of reasons to visit Bloomington during the spring season, but we’re giving you the scoop on the best-of-the-best activities a visitor should seek out during a flowering foray to make the most of a spring trip to B-Town. From the iconic cream & crimson tulips to The World's... Read More

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

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 spring, check out the following parks, trails, golf courses, nature & wildlife... Read More

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

You've likely heard of Bloomington's Community Farmers' Market, but we're here to tell you everything you need to know before experiencing it yourself. Who, What, When, Where Who: The Community Farmers' Market is comprised of small farm vendors, food & beverage artisans, and local artists. What:... Read More

Monday, March 13, 2023

When it comes to fishing, Monroe County has a great selection of lakes, creeks, and ponds to bob a line. With seven stocked bodies of water to choose from and miles-upon-miles of shore to fish on, you'll have a new location to try each time you embark on a fishing adventure. Please note: All people... Read More

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

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 spring. Lace up your walking shoes, don a light jacket,... Read More

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Spring is a special time in Bloomington. Rising temperatures allow us to get back out in nature, dine on outdoor patios, browse farmers' markets under the sun's rays, and explore the glory of Old IU once more. Simply being witness to the miles-upon-miles of beautiful blooming landscape is enough to... Read More

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Visiting Bloomington is a great idea at any time of the year, but a slightly underrated time to visit is during spring break. With the majority of Indiana University's students away, B-Town becomes a little quieter, a little slower-paced, and much less crowded. For families with elementary-aged... Read More

Monday, February 27, 2023

Bloomington offers an abundance of venues, events, and activities for those who are 21 & older, but that doesn't mean there isn't a ton of fun to be had in the 20 & under crowd! B-Town offers more than you think for those who have yet to reach the milestone birthday — from outdoor recreation to... Read More

Thursday, February 16, 2023

Sometimes you want to get out of the house and roam around town without spending any money, and Bloomington is the perfect place to do just that. Our community offers a long list of free things to do for a variety of interests, from activities for kids and live music performances to nature... Read More