Known to many as "the Little Smokies," Brown County State Park is the largest state park in Indiana.
It is also one of the best spots in the state to see some gorgeous fall foliage. It's filled with a wide variety of tree species, including Oak, Hickory, Maple, and the endangered Yellowwood tree.
This 15,543 acre park is the most visited park in the entire state, which is easy to believe due to its beauty and recreational activities. Residents at Honey Creek are less than one hour away from the park, making it easy to spend a day wandering around and enjoying all of the fall colors. In fact, there are over 12 hiking trails in the park that offer visitors more than 18 combined miles to explore. While you're here, don't forget to climb the 90' Fire Tower to enjoy the breathtaking views of the surrounding hills, or to visit the nature center.
If you're visiting from farther away, there are plenty of places to stay for the night. The park has over 600 camping sites, some of which offer electricity connections. There is also the Abe Martin Lodge, which features rooms and cabins, some of which are pet friendly! Residents at Mill Pond can reach the park in just two hours, and spend the weekend at one of the many accommodation sites available at Brown County State Park.
Don't miss the chance to see the sunset or sunrise over the hills, highlighting the magnificent beauty of the trees that have changed color in the fall. Don't forget to bring a camera to capture just how picturesque the Brown State Park really is.