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Fun Fall Activities in Indiana

The dog days of summer are over and the cool, crisp fall days in conjunction with the changing leaves make the perfect setting for fun, fall family adventures!

Bird Walks on the Marian University EcoLab Trails
Explore over 55 acres of protected land and trails owned by Marian University on a guided bird walk. There have been over 165 different species of birds found here, so bring your binoculars and a notebook to record your findings!
https://www.marian.edu/about-marian/nina-mason-pulliam-ecolab

Conner Prairie Treetop Outpost
Now that the weather has cooled, add climbing the Treetop Outpost – a four story treehouse loaded with fun activities – to your list of things to do. When you are finished with the outpost, spend the rest of the day exploring the remaining grounds and learn about the history of Indiana.
https://www.connerprairie.org/

Go Ziplining or Explore the Treetop Adventure at Go Ape
Five different zip lines offer an exhilarating experience at Go Ape. You can also explore their treetop adventure complete with five different sections that gradually lead you higher and higher into the forest canopy.
https://www.goape.com/

Kotweei Park
An archery range, aerial trails, horse back riding, hiking trails and more make Kotweei Park an all day adventure for your family. Explore the grounds, learn a new skill, and don’t forget to book your slopes pass for this winter before they sell out!
https://www.hamiltoncounty.in.gov/Facilities/Facility/Details/Strawtown-Koteewi-Park-11

Marengo Cave
Marengo Cave has been giving tours since its discovery by schoolchildren in 1883. Tours are complete with beautiful lighting, optical illusions and an abundance of learning about this beautiful landmark. In addition to the cave tours, one of the most popular attractions is “The Crawl”, which allows kids to feel like they are discovering the cave for the first time!
https://marengocave.com/

Clifty Falls State Park
The State Park, located in Madison, Indiana is the perfect place to view the changing leaves of fall. Trail 5 will lead you into a canyon, where you will find Trail 2 to head past the famous falls and beautiful cliffs. Taking Trail 3,4, or 5 will lead you back along an old railroad grade and will turn you out at a historic railroad tunnel with an interesting history.