Author: Eric Ivie

Eric Ivie is the Assistant Superintendent for Hendricks County Parks & Recreation and Director of Communications for Hendricks County's ABA basketball team, the Indiana Lyons. (He's the one with the shorter nose in the photo.) Eric is an avid sports fan, and he loves being outdoors and exploring new places and things. He is especially partial to the more rural parts of Hendricks County, where wonderful places and people with impressive skills and talents are hidden away, awaiting discovery. Eric is a married father of two and has lived and worked in Hendricks County since 1999.

Insider Guide to Maple Syrup Days at McCloud Nature Park

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 10:00 AM by Eric Ivie

A fun, free and educational family event returns to Hendricks County, Indiana, the first two Saturdays in March. McCloud Maple Syrup Days celebrates McCloud Nature Park's sugar maple trees and the delectable sweetness that they produce. Located just…

Have you tried winter hiking? It requires bundling up, but winter hiking provides several unique opportunities that aren't as readily available when hiking during the other three seasons of the year. We have a number of hiking opportunities in…

It's a new year and time to start working on those New Year's resolutions! Getting in shape is a common resolution, and we have several unique options here in Hendricks County, Indiana, for doing just that. Not all of us are gym rats or fitness…

Top 10: Holiday Light Displays in Hendricks County

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 10:00 AM by Eric Ivie

During the holiday season, one of my family's favorite activities is to drive around Hendricks County, Indiana, to look at Christmas lights. Over the years, we've figured out where 10 of the best holiday light displays are located throughout the…

8 Outdoor Winter Activities in Hendricks County Parks

Thursday, November 19, 2020 2:00 PM by Eric Ivie

My fellow blogger Jamie Hergott recently wrote about locations to enjoy Outdoor Winter Fun in Hendricks County, so as the assistant superintendent of Hendricks County Parks & Recreation, I thought I would complement Jamie's post with one about 8…

Central Indiana is bursting with fall colors this time of year, which makes it a fabulous time to gather up the family and take a road trip to view the autumn foliage. Hendricks County, Indiana, is nestled in the middle of some excellent spots for…

5 Locations to See Fall Color in Hendricks County

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 10:00 AM by Eric Ivie

We're not far away from peak fall colors here in Hendricks County, Indiana, and since I work for Hendricks County Parks & Recreation, I have a pretty good idea of where to find the beautiful autumn foliage that makes the season so colorful. Fall…

Autumn has arrived and is my favorite season of the year for a number of reasons, including that there is so much to do around Central Indiana. If you and your family are looking for reasons to get out and about, here are 10 fun fall destinations…

Are you considering visiting Hendricks County, Indiana, this fall? Get lost. You read that correctly. Get lost...with your entire family in any or all of the fun and challenging mazes that Hendricks County has to offer during the autumn season! Let's…