Thursday, June 18, 2009

Brown County State Park, Nashville, Indiana

June is a beautiful time to drive through Brown County State Park, with its cool, lush foliage and 16,000 acres of forests, lakes, hiking trails, picnic areas, camping sites, and wildlife!

We just had our family reunion in the State Park and became reacquainted with all it has to offer.

If you enter via the North Gate, you'll have the opportunity to drive through the covered bridge, which was originally built in 1838 and relocated to Brown County State Park in 1932. Lookout towers and vantage points offer spectacular views, any time of the year!

You'll find about 20 miles of hiking trails, 20 miles of biking trails, and 70 miles of horse-riding trails through the scenic, hilly countryside. Guided horse riding is also available at the Park.

The Nature Center has snake and bird exhibits, along with other special events throughout the summer. Swimming, fishing, tennis, playgrounds, and a country store provide plenty of activities and picnic supplies.

To reserve one of the many picnic shelters, cabins, or campground sites, you can contact the Brown County State Park at

For information on local Brown County shops or the Nashville shops in the quaint little town of Nashville, Indiana, visit