Coronavirus: Outdoor Places to Explore in Solitude

With indoor play places closing and other activities being canceled to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus, families may want to take advantage of the beautiful weather and get outside, away from people and things. Here are a whole bunch of places to explore.

Turkey Run State Park is less than an hour and a half away from Indianapolis. You’ll find 2,382 acres of hiking trails, canyons, ravines, sandstone gorges, old-growth walnuts and sycamores, a fun suspension bridge over Sugar Creek (known for great tube floats, canoeing, and fishing), a saddle barn, horseback riding, a nature center.

Head to Hancock County with your hiking shoes or your bikes and explore these hiking and biking trails with your kids.

Our preschoolers LOVE the manageable hikes at the Marian University Eco Lab.

Check out these kid-friendly hiking trails in Indianapolis.

Here are some stroller friendly hikes near Indianapolis.

Go fly a kite at one of these best places to fly a kite.

Visit the 100 Acres Art Park at Newfields, but wash your hands well if you touch the sculptures.

Looking for an alternative to the library? Check out a free StoryWalk: Fishers has a StoryWalk. Hendricks County has a StoryWalk at Hummel Park. Check out the Urban Forest Story Trail in Franklin.

Ritchey Woods has beautiful hiking trails for many abilities.

McCloud Nature Park is beautiful!

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