Brown County State Park in Indiana is a beautiful place to visit. We recently did a family field trip to explore and enjoy it’s beauty.
It reminded me of our time in North Carolina and the foothills of Upstate South Carolina.
It is covered in dense forest and the low lying areas have wondering creeks and streams.
The trees are a different variety than in the Carolina’s, but otherwise it gave such a similar feeling.
There are two small lakes in the park where you can fish or boat.
There is also a campground, swimming, horseback riding, miles of hiking trails, and some play spaces for kids.
This park within the park has a log cabin theme and it was a great spot to get out and stretch our legs.
The Brown County State Park was a 3 1/2 hour drive from home, so we really appreciated this play space even though it could use some of updating.
The kids were facinated by the streams. The park has a stream behind it, and it joins a bigger stream right across the road.
The stream behind the playground is small and covered with forest.
It was a great day of adventure.
We looked for fossels and really cool rocks. But there was a lot of broken glass in this back stream so it wasn’t suitable to walk around in it.
We decided to go across the street and explore that stream and this proved to be a great idea.
It was fast moving, but shallow, and the kids really enjoyed exploring.
They built a small bridge half way across the water with nice flat stones.
They stood on a flat stones to get their balance in the water.
It was a beautiful family outing and I can’t wait to return and explore more of the state forest trails and natural beauty.
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