Author: Eric Ivie

Eric Ivie is the Assistant Superintendent for Hendricks County Parks & Recreation, 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 26, 2020 10:00 AM by Eric Ivie

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

Top 10: Hendricks County's Best-Kept Secrets

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 2:00 PM by Eric Ivie

Chances are pretty good that when you hear about Hendricks County, Indiana, you're familiar with many of our main attractions. Lucas Oil Raceway in Brownsburg is home to the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals and many other motorsports events on…

8 Outdoor Winter Activities in Hendricks County Parks

Wednesday, February 5, 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…

Top 20 Events in Hendricks County in 2020

Friday, January 24, 2020 2:00 PM by Eric Ivie

Editor's Note: Events on this calendar are subject to change. Please check with the event organizer to ensure event is still taking place. Visiting Hendricks County, Indiana, is a good idea anytime of the year because we have family-friendly fun here…

Before you know it, 2020 will be upon us! Whether you're celebrating a wonderful 2019, thanking the stars for the end of 2019 and a fresh start in 2020, or somewhere in between, we have some great options here in Hendricks County, Indiana, to spend…

Top 10: Holiday Light Displays in Hendricks County

Monday, December 2, 2019 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…

Top 10: Holiday Events in Hendricks County

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 11:00 AM by Eric Ivie

'Twas the month before Christmas throughout Hendricks County, and people were making a holiday bounty. Family events were on top of the list, with trees, lights and shopping that cannot be missed. We called elves and Santa, baked some cookies and…