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A Guide to Birding in Hamilton County, Indiana

According to the American Audubon Society, there are more than 47 million birders in the United States. The observation of birds as a recreational activity has grown in popularity, and there are plenty of places to go birding in Indiana, including parks here in Hamilton County. “How do I start birding? What do I need? How do I identify birds? Where are the best places to bird near me?” To answer these questions and more, we talked to Amanda Smith, Superintendent of Natural Resources & Education and resident birder for the Hamilton County Parks & Recreation Department…

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A Guide to the Monon Trail in Indiana

The Monon Trail is one of the most popular outdoor amenities in central Indiana. This premier destination is a paved pedestrian pathway, perfect for biking, walking and running through the heart of Hamilton County, Indiana and connecting to Indianapolis. On any given day, you’ll see families with strollers, dogs on leashes, hardcore cyclists and runners or people simply strolling. Before you hit the trail, learn more about this unique outdoor experience in Indiana…

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Best Places for a Winter Hike in Hamilton County, Indiana

There's a saying that goes, "There's no such thing as bad weather - only bad clothing." The temperatures may be below freezing, but that shouldn’t stop you from bundling up and getting outdoors in Indiana this winter. Put on your thickest socks and a few extra layers and take a winter hike outside. Here is a list of the best places to take a winter walk in Hamilton County, Indiana - just north of Indianapolis…

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