If you want to escape the city to unwind, enjoy nature, and reconnect with yourself, you’ve landed in the right place! Your next getaway just got a lot easier to plan. Below, we’ve outlined several wonderful parks that offer stunning backdrops and scenic trails for hiking near Indianapolis. Take notes and grab your hiking shoes, because you’re in for a memorable vacation!
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3 Trails You’ll Love for Hiking Near Indianapolis
Zionsville is an excellent location for a weekend getaway, and not just because it’s close to downtown Indianapolis. Our area boasts beautiful state parks that give you the chance to reconnect with nature. One of our favorite places to hike is Starkey Park. Here, you can explore 80 acres of pristine land with a beautiful hiking section that connects to the Big-4 Rail Trail. Breathe in the fresh air, admire the creek, and take time to listen the sound of birds chirping as the sun shines on your face. Starkey Park is open year-round from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Creekside Nature Park
Another wonderful option for hiking near Indianapolis can be found at Creekside Nature Park. This 18-acre park is home to a lovely recreational trail system, including a 0.6-mile handicap-accessible pathway that runs from the parking lot to Eagle Creek. We highly recommend packing a picnic basket and enjoying a scenic lunch by the water! The park is open year-round from dawn to sunset.
Turkeyfoot Nature Park
Turkeyfoot Nature Park is a particularly popular choice for hiking and biking. This 23-acre park features stunning trails that wind through the woods and along the creek. Enjoy a scenic walk or ride, or check out some of the fishing spots along the trail. You can even embark on a fun and relaxing adventure via canoe during the warmer months. Turkeyfoot Nature Park is open year-round from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
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After a rejuvenating hike at one of these fantastic parks, come home to Brick Street Inn and unwind in style. Our high-end boutique hotel in Zionsville is the perfect place to stay during your vacation. Choose one of our beautiful accommodations and add some luxury to your getaway with one of our packages!
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