The rolling hills of south-central Indiana cradle deep ravines and creek beds, a departure from the glacier-flattened lands of the northern parts of the state. The landscape is varied and surprising, a new formation around every bend. The three major lakes in the Bloomington area come up like surprises, a glistening oasis just beyond a hillcrest. Griffy Lake is convenient and quiet, a quick reprieve from the bustle of campus and downtown. Lake Lemon is lined with homes and guesthouses, a family-friendly vacation spot. Monroe Lake is massive, with plenty of space for fast boating and quiet fishing.
In verdant spring or the coolest days of fall, past City Hall or around Lake Lemon, Bloomington’s 200 miles of trails put you in the center of rolling...
This guide can help you find the perfect water-based getaway. All you have to do is find a time to get away.