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Category - Outdoors

Thursday, September 13, 2018

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

Friday, September 7, 2018

There’s nothing quite like southern Indiana in the fall. The rolling hills of kaleidoscopic leaves against limestone cliffs. The crisp morning air blowing across a still lake. And the warm Hoosier hospitality at every turn. With countless atmospheric locales and seasonal treats available, it’s clear... Read More

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

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

Friday, August 31, 2018

Hiking is one of the best things you can do in Monroe County. Many of us have our favorite go-to hikes , but for those of you looking for something new, or something off the beaten path, here are some special hikes you might not have heard of. Or maybe everyone has told you about them, and you're... Read More

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The end of summer draws near but that doesn't mean the fun has to end. Labor Day Weekend in Bloomington is packed with events for the whole family. Take a long weekend; you deserve it. Fourth Street Festival of the Arts and Crafts The Fourth Street Festival of the Arts and Crafts is celebrating its... Read More

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Bloomington is full of adventure and exploration to help you reach new heights. Whether you want to clear your mind or get your heart racing, Bloomington can get you there. What To Do Hikers and trail runners chasing new personal bests will enjoy time spent in the Hoosier National Forest .... Read More

Friday, May 11, 2018

Once Indiana University classes end in May, the pace of life in Bloomington slows down a little. The days get a little longer making the options around town endless; Memorial Day Weekend is no exception. Check out what's happening this year. Memorial Day Weekend Events Kayak Tours with Indigo... Read More

Thursday, April 19, 2018

There is a moment in time when you’re finished with school, your work life is feeling good, and you don’t yet have kids to care for—they’re the sweet-spot years for impromptu getaways. Make the most of it and choose your own adventure during a weekend in Bloomington or take advantage of the smaller... Read More

Thursday, April 19, 2018

When you’re overdue for a break, a quick trip to Bloomington can be just what the doctor ordered. No kids, no obligations, and no plan necessary. Whether you’re looking to go it alone, to reconnect with your partner, or to let loose with the girls, Bloomington has unexpected options to suit every... Read More

Friday, March 30, 2018

Bloomington Community Farmers Market Every Saturday, Starting April 7 The Bloomington Community Farmers Market is one of the areas most beloved traditions. Over 100 local vendors sell a variety of foods and goods that are grown and or made in Indiana. You can shop for fresh fruits and vegetables,... Read More