Tecumseh Trail, Indiana

The Tecumseh Trail is a 43 mile moderately challenging trek through Southern Indiana. Its not especially difficult as the hills are not steep and water can be easily obtained. There is limited camping along the trail.

France Park, Logansport, Indiana

We’ve been eyeing France Park since pictures of the lake started populating our Facebook groups. The blue lake has beguiled us and it was worth a detour home.

Love the Outdoors? Want to Share That Love?

Hacking the Hike can only hike so much and we want to hear about your outdoor excursion. If you love the outdoors and regularly hike/canoe/backpack/kayak/camp or otherwise live your life outside, we want to hear from you. Readers, that means look forward to a future Weekend Warrior series. A lot of us work all week […]

Wabashiki Wetlands

The Wabashiki Wetlands are part of a larger Wabashiki Fish and Wildlife Area (FWA) west of Terre Haute, Indiana. Wabashiki has been featured frequently by the local media for recreational opportunities as well as bird watching. While I’m focusing on kayaking for this post, I don’t want to ignore what else Wabashiki has to offer. […]

Turkey Run State Park, Marshall, Indiana

I’m not sure I’ve ever met anyone that didn’t like Turkey Run State Park.  Its a refuge in a state covered in corn and beans.  Its known for its gorges and canyons cut out of Mansfield sandstone. 

Camp Differently with Hipcamp

Camping in an established campground is fun and convenient. There is usually electricity and running water. Shower houses are nearby. Most have a metal ring ready for a fire. Growing up, this was the only way to camp. I discovered backpacking late in my teens and I loved the feeling of adventure. As a dad […]

Hawthorn Park, Terre Haute, Indiana

Hawthorn Park has long been my favorite park in Terre Haute. I’ve ran laps around the lake preparing for the Indy Mini Marathon. I’ve backpacked the trails practicing for longer trips. The wife and I have enjoyed kayaking the smaller lake. There are a couple different playgrounds for kids (and they love them). The labyrinth […]

Maple Avenue Nature Park, Terre Haute, Indiana

No, this isn’t some challenging hike through canyons. It’s a pleasant, relaxing walk around a lake across from an elementary school and only a few blocks from Collett Park.

Bridgeton, Indiana

Bridgeton is a small town in Parke County in West Central Indiana. It is an annual host to the Covered Bridge Festival in October.

Shades State Park, Waveland, Indiana

Shade State Park in west central Indiana is simply beautiful.  Its often overlooked as many Hoosiers choose Turkey Run, a nearby state park, but Shades has plenty to offer.  Its usually less crowded with the views as still amazing.  There is plenty of hiking between canyons and cliffs across the 3000 acres.

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