October is the perfect month for a road trip in Indiana! The leaves have begun to change color and there’s crisp air in the morning. The landscape has an abundance of brilliant colors and there are fall festivals to enjoy. Here are a few ideas for your next road trip:
As a long time Indiana resident, the first trip that comes to mind is to the Covered Bridge Festival in Parke County. With the brilliant changing leaves and cool nip in the air, why not drive to Parke County to view 31 of the 98 covered bridges for which Indiana is renown?
The Covered Bridge Festival runs from October 8 – 17, 2021 and is well worth your time. It showcases Parke County’s 31 historic covered bridges and features arts and crafts from local artisans, food vendors and a beautiful fall environment. Autumn is a great time to get out the old map and see how many covered bridges you can visit while enjoying the brilliantly colored fall foliage. https://www.coveredbridges.com/events
A road trip to Brown County is an annual tradition for my family. When the leaves begin to turn, we head to Brown County to enjoy the spectacular autumn scenery, charming downtown Village and the wide variety of outdoor possibilities.
You can visit the largest state park in Indiana, the Brown County State Park. Enjoy the walking nature trails, hike the rolling hills, ride horseback through the woods or just drive the scenic routes. There are so many ways to enjoy the everchanging fall landscape and get back to nature with family and friends.
The Brown County Village has something for everyone. It offers over 150 shops, boutiques, wineries, restaurants, bakeries, candy stores, art studios, toy stores, art galleries and fall decor stores, just to name a few. Local eateries and wine tasting can be enjoyed in between your holiday shopping. https://www.browncounty.com/blog-fall-getaway-guide/
A quick trip to Northern Indiana is the perfect way to spend the day outdoors exploring the County Line Orchards in Hobart. Open from October 1 – 31st , the orchard features 30 varieties of apples and the trees date back to 1989. A quick tractor ride through the scenic fields will deliver you to the perfect spot to pick fresh apples from the orchard. There are even bee yurts to observe near the orchard. They house hundreds of bees that pollinate the trees so that apples continue to grow. Its a great day outdoors learning about and observing nature in action. http://www.countylineorchard.com/
No fall trip would be complete without a visit to Russell Farms & The Pumpkin Patch in Noblesville, Indiana! The Russell Family has owned the farm for over 50 years and they encourage visitors to stop by to learn about farm life. Guests interact with the farm animal exhibit and learn about goats, pygmy goats, turkeys, pigs, miniature horses, peacocks, ducks and an occasional chicken. Everyone can experience the animals and learn their roles on the farm.
Russell Farms also offers an exciting hay wagon ride through the fields to the Pumpkin Patch where visitors may pick and purchase their own pumpkins. After a quick visit to the patch you may continue on to visit the two corn mazes. The smaller five acre maze offers a scavenger hunt theme and is available for anyone wanting to find their way around while searching for designated farm items throughout the maze. A larger ten acre maze is available for those who want a real challenge! http://www.russell-farms.com/activities
Wherever you choose to explore, The Albrecht Team hopes you have a safe and enjoyable trip!! If you are ever in need of a realtor in Carmel, Indiana or the surrounding areas, look us up at https://www.keithshomes.com/.