"Brown County State Park, Indiana" Brown County State Park by Stephen-KarenConn
Brown County State Park Travel Guide: 19 reviews and 59 photos
Located just outside the art colony of Nashville, in south/central Indiana, Brown County State Park sprawls over 15,696 acres, making it the largest and most popular park in the Hoosier State. The park was established in 1929, and in 1934, the Civilian Conservation Corps constructed many of the buildings, roads, shelters, ovens and trails that visitors to the park still enjoy today.
In a state that is known for its flat farmland, this is an area of wooded hills with the second highest point in Indiana, Weed Patch Hill, located within the park. These hills are sometimes referred to as the "Little Smokies" because of frequent low lying fogs in the forested valleys.
Karen and I visited Brown County over the long Martin Luther King Junior weekend in January, 2006. Although it was the dead of winter, we had a very enjoyable three days of hiking, exploring, and experiencing this special place of quiet beauty.
Abe Martin, for whom the Lodge at Brown County State Park is named, is not a real person but rather a cartoon character.... more travel advice
There are several scenic overlooks in Brown County State Park. Perhaps the most notable of these is Hesitation Point on... more travel advice
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