Category - hikes & bikes

Father's Day Ideas in Hendricks County, Indiana

Thursday, June 11, 2020 11:00 AM by Eric Ivie

Father's Day is June 21, and with all of us slowly emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic, it can be challenging to figure out how to celebrate dad this year. You want to spend time with your father, you want to have fun, but you also want to be safe…

Editor's Note: This is a series of posts in which Visit Hendricks County is partnering with the Hendricks County ICON and Business Leader by re-publishing stories that first appeared in their publications. These stories will highlight some of our…

There was a time in Hendricks County, Indiana, when railroads played an important role in transportation, commerce, settlement and expansion of the area. As time marched on, though, railroad traffic declined nationwide, and rail companies began…

You can't see me as you read this, but I'm wearing two hats right now. One hat is that of a Visit Hendricks County blogger. The other hat is that of the Assistant Superintendent of Hendricks County Parks & Recreation -- the agency that is bringing a…

A person can only be cooped up in the house for so long. Eventually, we all need some exercise and fresh air. One activity that my family and I like to do for a change of scenery is to pile into the car and take a road trip to visit a park or trail…

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…

Have you ever wanted to go for a bike ride on a random beautiful day, but you didn’t have access to a bike? Or maybe you don’t have room in your car to haul your bike to a decent trail. Look no further than the town of Plainfield, Indiana. In a…

5 Locations to See Fall Color in Hendricks County

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 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…