Best Outdoor Activities in East Central Indiana

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When deciding on a place to move, outdoor activities can be a huge selling point for those who enjoy exploring nature. Luckily in East Central Indiana, there are several places that the whole family can enjoy. Let’s explore the hidden gems together!

Prairie Creek

Prairie Creek Reservoir boasts 3.3 miles of water recreation and more than 750 land acres of natural landscape. While just being 5 miles southeast of Muncie, it is the perfect evening getaway. There are an abundant amount of activities for you or the whole family. Whether your thing is boating, swimming, camping, hiking, biking, or horseback riding there is something for you. There are activities for all difficulty levels including a jungle gym for the kids or for the advanced athlete the Ironman Triathlon that is being hosted on Saturday, October 2nd. 

Cardinal Greenway

Explore Indiana’s longest rail trail, Cardinal Greenway, that stretches from Marion to Richmond. This 62-mile trail is perfect for walking, running, and biking. Along the path, you can explore several towns in East Central Indiana, such as Marion, Gas City, Jonesboro, Gaston, Muncie, Blountsville, Losantville, Economy, Williamsburg, and Richmond. So wherever you choose to be your home base, you can enter the Cardinal Greenway on over twenty trailheads that are equipped with facilities. Register for their BikeTOURberfest event that inspires locals to utilize the trail in whichever way you’d like from October 3rd – October 31st. 

Canoe Country

Try out something new at Canoe Country, you can rent canoes, kayaks, tubes, or camp by appointment. Located in Daleville, Indiana the White River allows you to customize your perfect day by checking out their different maps that range from 2.5 miles to 17 miles. This is a great opportunity to see wildlife and Mounds State Park from a different perspective. Soak up the rest of the good weather while you still can! 

Crestview Golf/Footgolf

Crestview Golf Club extends through 6,198 yards of lush green and offers a family-friendly atmosphere at an affordable rate in Muncie, Indiana. This unique course is challenging yet pleasant for all skill levels and also offers a 9-hole executive course for new golfers or those in a rush. If you are in need of a refresher check out their golf lessons at the pro shop. For those with kids try out their footgolf course which is a combination of golf and soccer. After a long game, stop by their restaurant Mulligans for a bite to eat! 

Gardens of Matter Park

This 6.3-acre garden is nestled inside the expansive 101-acre Matter Park located in Marion, IN. This garden showcases over 7,000 annual plants, shade structures, bronze statues, and various seating. In addition, there is an award-winning Butterfly Garden that fosters Monarch butterflies. The garden hosts many different public events including a plant sale, educational programs, Monarch Festival, and family events which are all FREE! Check out this oasis and stop in the Garden House that is perfect for private parties or events. 

These are just a few of the unique and beautiful places to explore in East Central Indiana! If you are interested in exploring more wonderful places such as Mounds State Park, Oakhurst Gardens, Christy Woods, and more please contact me at (765) 744-9951 to find your ideal home. Tune in next month for Fall activities for the whole family – you don’t want to miss it! 

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