Category - hikes & bikes

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…

Weekend Primer: Oct. 25-27

Monday, October 21, 2019 7:00 AM by Eric Ivie

We're headed toward the last weekend before Halloween, and there are a lot of fun activities for the whole family coming up here in Hendricks County, Indiana, to get you in the holiday spirit. We have cats, bats, scarecrows, Doctor Who, and more this…

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…

Plainfield Indiana Boasts Top-Notch Trails System

Thursday, September 19, 2019 12:00 PM by Beth Fife

When my family moved to Hendricks County, Indiana, several years ago, we were unfamiliar with local parks or trails. As nature lovers, avid runners/walkers and "entertainment researchers" for the kiddos, it was necessary to seek out the best ones…

A Labor Day Tradition: North Salem Old Fashion Days

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 10:00 AM by Eric Ivie

One of my favorite annual events in Hendricks County, Indiana, takes place over Labor Day Weekend each year: North Salem Old Fashion Days. I can't wait for Aug. 31 - Sept. 2 to get here because Old Fashion Days always has so much to offer my entire…

Weekend Primer: July 26-28

Monday, July 22, 2019 2:00 PM by Eric Ivie

We have another busy summer weekend on tap here in Hendricks County, Indiana, with a celebration of peaches, some unicorns, a street car takeover, a hike up Big Walnut Creek and a "snowball" fight! Which of these events sound good to you? Beasley's…

Did you know that the average American child spends more than 50 hours per week using electronic media? That works out to more than seven hours a day. Let that sink in for a moment, and then I'll tell you about the good folks at the Indiana Children…

Weekend Primer: May 31-June 2

Monday, May 27, 2019 5:00 PM by Eric Ivie

We're already looking ahead to the weekend, and Hendricks County, Indiana, has a lot going on! Come on over to our neck of the woods and enjoy a summer kickoff festival, some live music, some local wine, a bicycle ride, an adrenaline-pumping trip…

Parks play a vital role in society. More than just a place to relax and have fun, parks provide economic value, health and environmental benefits and social importance to communities. Hendricks County, Indiana, already boasts an impressive system of…