Tag - outdoor adventure

10 Summer Break Ideas Your Family Will Love

Friday, June 14, 2019 9:00 AM by Eric Ivie

It doesn't take long for the excitement of Summer Break to wear off for kids, and then suddenly they're bored. If you're looking for some ideas of how to entertain your children this summer, we have a lot of fun activities and places to take them…

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…

Did you know a brand new park just opened in Avon, Indiana? The first of its kind in Washington Township, Pecar Park is a 46-acre nature park with a playground, staff naturalist and campsites! My 5-year-old son and I went to check it out, and we were…

Top Spring Break Options in Hendricks County

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 2:00 PM by Josh Duke

With Spring Break approaching for many kids and adults, we here at the Hendricks County Insider like to provide alternatives to the more expensive and distant spring break destinations. Yes, believe it or not, you can spend a long weekend or even a…

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…

Outdoor Winter Fun In Hendricks County

Friday, November 23, 2018 10:00 AM by Jamie Hergott

Last weekend, I was invited to a fall birthday bonfire. It had been on my calendar for four weeks. But when the day came, it was actually more like winter, a frigid 20 degrees outside. The party still took place and was actually one of the most fun…

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…

Weekend Primer: June 30-July 1

Monday, June 25, 2018 2:00 PM by Beth Fife

A variety of fun outdoor events are happening this weekend. From fireworks to crafts to live music, you can find an activity for everyone to enjoy. This is the first weekend in awhile that my family's calendar is finally clear. We are going to attend…

One of Hendricks County , Indiana's premier destinations is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year, and there is no better time to visit McCloud Nature Park . Nestled in the northwest corner of the county, just outside of North Salem, McCloud…