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Address: Martinsville, IN
Phone Number: 765-342-4026
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Relaxing spot between Bloomington and Indy

This is a great hike (or drive) through a managed hardwood forest. Several ponds provide fishing opportunities, numerous trails for hiking/biking, and a clean campground with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This is a great hike (or drive) through a managed hardwood forest. Several ponds provide fishing opportunities, numerous trails for hiking/biking, and a clean campground with playgrounds.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I grew up with this forestry in my back yard. But I still visit it often. I have been hiking all over it through the years. The best part about it; finding neat old stuff randomly. Last summer while hiking through the forest with my kids, we came across what appeared to be a foundation of a house from who... More 

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indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We love this place. The trails are well maintained and quiet...no crowds! Because you don't see a lot of people, I don't go alone. There is cell service in most areas. Although we have only hiked at the forestry, I believe they have camping, paved roads for biking, possibly hunting, shelter houses and two cabins to rent (one small and... More 

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Anderson, Indiana
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99 reviews 99 reviews
24 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We visited the Morgan-Monroe State Forest for our anniversary hiking trip this year. We chose this location because it was close, we had not been here before, and we knew we could hike both trails in two days. All total (including walking down to the lakes and other off-trail jots) there are 22-ish rugged hiking miles within two trails: The... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

A great picnic place, but don't expect accomidations. Camping is primitive, no showers, or much of anything, but nature. So it might bore some, and refresh others. Plan to bring what you need, and enjoy natural Indiana.

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

Visited on a weekend - no crowds! Miles of trails, ample parking, nothing but nature. There are 3 lakes near the area and a trail that will take you to all. Great picnic facilities as well. Will definitely be back!

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Martinsville, Indiana, United States
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69 reviews 69 reviews
8 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

MMSF has great opportunities for hikers, photographers, campers, hunters, cyclists, and others. The area is hilly and covered with native hardwoods. Hiking trails run from short to very long, from easy to difficult. While there are lakes in the main MMSF area, such as Cherry and Bryant Creek, they are lack-luster for fishing. They are hit heavily every weekend. Perhaps... More 

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Martinsville, Indiana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

Morgan-Monroe State Forest's boundaries are almost adjacent to ours. It's mostly just forest, with the remains of old settlements still visible in places. Some great folklore is associated with Morgan-Monroe, too, with some pretty great ghost stories.

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Martinsville, Indiana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Love driving through this forest especially in the fall. Enjoy riding my cycle there, very little traffic.

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Martinsville, Indiana
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Has some of our favorite nearby picnic spots. The last time we had one was in October. Multiple picnic areas with both shelter houses (which can be reserved for large groups) and individual tables under the trees or in the sunshine. Fishing, hiking, and camping. Some hunting areas in season. Ignore the silly woman who was afraid of ghost stories... More 

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