America the Beautiful is so appropriate in the Fall season. The leaves begin their slow changeover to beautiful and majestic colors. The reds, the yellows and oh, I could go on forever. The cooler temperatures have arrived and the leaves have started their color changes and are beginning to blow in the wind and fall to the ground.
Growing up in Indiana and living here all of my life, I have been able to enjoy some of Natures beauty right here in the Hoosier state. Indiana is a wonderful state to visit in all the 4 seasons, but Fall is especially nice as we all know that love explodes with the radiant beauty that nature gives us this time of year.
As frost nears and the Pumpkins shine in the night sky, the leaves rustle in the fall breeze. The holidays are near and will eventually come and go. Cold temperatures and snow will invade many of our areas including where I live. The days will get shorter as night time finds its way into our homes far to early. As winter will eventually become a memory, the temperatures will warm up and the days start to become longer again. From there, Nature will start the process all over in the Spring and the blossoms will beautify our trees once again, only to become radiant in the fall.
One of the most beautiful places to visit in the fall is Brown County Indiana. Located about an hour south of Indianapolis, this hill infested county comes to life with natures beauty. If you are in the Midwest, I highly encourage you to visit this wonderful location. Other notable areas I have personally visited over the years include McCormicks State Park in Spencer Indiana, Monroe Lake in Bloomington and we can’t forget Patoka Lake in the southern part of the state.
Brown County State Park – Nashville, IN
Indiana Dunes State Park – Chesterton, IN
Clifty Falls State Park – Madison, IN
Turkey Run State Park – Marshall, IN
Indiana University Campus – Bloomington, IN
Spring Mill State Park – Mitchell, IN
West Beach – Gary, IN
McCloud Nature Park – North Salem, IN
Notre Dame University Campus – South Bend, IN
Sultans Run Golf Course – Jasper, IN
Indiana is a photographers paradise in the fall, but the season is short. The peak times are September and October, but in most years, early November is also a good time to see Indianas finest fall colors. Keep in mind that the farther north you go in Indiana, the earlier in the season the colors will change. The southern part of the state tends to change later and last longer than its northern areas. A wet summer in 2016 has brought out some of the best colors in recent memories.
Do yourself a favor and visit Indiana in the fall to see some of the best fall foliage around.
Don’t forget your camera!!!