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“Brown County Park is the reason for our visit”

Brown County State Park
Ranked #1 of 32 things to do in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Nicknamed the "Little Smokies" because of the area's resemblance to the Great Smoky Mountains, Brown County encompasses nearly 16,000 acres of rugged hills, ridges and fog-shrouded ravines. Glaciers from the most recent ice ages stopped short of the "hills o' Brown," but their meltwaters helped create the narrow ridges, steep slopes and deep gullies of Brown County State Park. Indiana's largest park is a traditional fall color hot spot, with nearly 20 miles of tree-lined roads and many scenic vistas overlooking miles of uninterrupted forestland.
Reviewed May 4, 2013

We didn't expect the beauty and color we found. The staff at the Abe Martin Lodge are great even though we couldn't stay there (we have pets). It is a wonder break from the hustle and bustle of Nashville's shopping and restaurants. Try to get there for sunrise or sunsets. Horse riding instructors are very patient with rookies. The nature center is terrific. The exhibits are educational and the "bird watching room" is very relaxing. It offers large comfortable chairs, a full glass to watch the birds and the sounds of the birds are piped in thru a stereo system. The roads are fun to drive but watch for hikers, runners and horses! No trip to Nashville is complete without visiting the park! Visit in the morn, leave to shop in Nashville, and return for sunset drive and then dinner at Abe Martin Lodge dining room.

Thank darren c
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Reviewed April 29, 2013

We try and visit the park a couple of times every year. Fall is spectacular, but spring is a great time to visit too. We have hiked almost all of the trails here over the years. We just spent a couple of days visiting and did a few trails that we had not hiked. We had a great time.

Favorites: Trail 5 Ogle Hollow rugged is a nice summertime trail because it is cool in the hollow. Trail 10 the Fire Tower trail is rugged and full of scenery. Also fun to walk to the top of the fire tower. The Discovery trail is a new favorite, it is short, but very interesting.

We have camped here and stayed at the Inn.

This is a great place to make family memories and for photos.

Nice to see the addition of the mountain bike trails. I understand they are some of the best biking trails in the state.

Thank AdventurousAmy77
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Reviewed April 27, 2013

Beautiful state park with good hiking trails, bike trails, swimming pool, fishing pond, bird watching. Whatever your outdoor interests are - you are likely to be able to enjoy them here.

Entrance fee: $5 for Indiana residents; $7 for out of state.

Thank ClevelandJP
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Reviewed April 25, 2013

We have camped here and just gone for the day. The scenery reminds me of mountains in the south. It is a busy state park so a lot of things are open year round... unlike other state parks. The horse back riding is good, and the restaurant at the Inn isn't bad either. Lots of campsites, but the tennis courts could use a picnic table by them. The outside pool is nice as well and if you get bored at the campground "Little Nashville" is always a fun place to shop.

Thank jedandgrace
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Reviewed April 6, 2013

Great trails for families that are just starting to hike together and everyone from the park staff was very friendly.

Thank billw115
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