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…

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…

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…

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…

My fellow blogger Becky Wilson-Lusk recently wrote about 8 Indoor Activities for the Kids in Hendricks County, so as the interim superintendent of Hendricks County Parks & Recreation, I thought I would complement Becky's post with one about 8 outdoor…

Are you considering visiting Hendricks County 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 take a…