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Adventure, Nature and History Meet at Strawtown Koteewi Park

Imagine what Hamilton County used to look like. Not just before its small towns grew into vibrant cities with 21st century amenities, and not just before those little towns first sprang up at the confluence of rivers and trading routes. Go back even further, before pioneers cleared the land to build homes and plant crops. Picture the days before those pioneers even arrived. Can’t picture it? That’s OK. You don’t have to. Hamilton County’s Strawtown Koteewi Park gives you a glimpse of what the state’s untouched prairies looked like, how the original forests stood along the banks of the White River, and how Native Americans lived in this area centuries before white men arrived. The kicker? The park gives you surprising and adventurous ways to see that landscape: hiking, biking, horseback riding, canoeing, snow tubing, and even gliding through the canopy on a zipline…

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The Transformation of the Monon Trail

On a nice Saturday, take a seat on one of the big yellow recliners outside Anthony’s Chophouse at the corner of the Monon Trail and Main Street in downtown Carmel, or grab a trail-side table across the way at Bazbeaux Pizza. Then sit back and watch the world go by. You’ll see countless cyclists – from moms and dads pulling kids on tag-a-long bikes to serious pedalers geared up like they’re riding the Tour de France – and innumerable runners. You’ll see parents pushing strollers, couples out for strolls and small groups walking and chatting. On farmer’s market days, the people you see might be carrying baskets of fresh produce, bags of baked goods or bouquets of colorful flowers. In the evening, you’ll see folks gussied up for performances at the Palladium, others heading down to Sun King Spirits for a beverage or a game of outdoor ping pong at Midtown Plaza, and still others simply walking from place to place. You’ll observe seniors, Boomers, Gen Xers, Millennials, hipsters and everything in between. In short, from your trailside perch, you’ll see all sorts of people finding all sorts of ways to enjoy the strip of urban respite that winds through the heart of Carmel…

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Five Places to Enjoy Fall Foliage in Hamilton County

Fall is the season of leaf peeping, the unofficial term used to describe travelers who seek out fall foliage to view and photograph. The leaves overhead will soon be ablaze in a stunning array of yellow, orange and red. Here's a list of places to view fall foliage in Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville, Westfield and beyond - and fun family activities to enjoy along the way…

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Rollfast Gran Fondo: High-Speed Cycling with a Heartfelt Mission

When hundreds of Lycra-clad cyclists click into their pedals and roll out of Carmel’s Coxhall Gardens for the Rollfast Gran Fondo early on Sept. 15, they’ll know they’re participating in the world’s fastest “gran fondo” bike ride. And they no doubt will be aware that the event has been selected as the Gran Fondo World Tour’s 2019 world championship race.     What they might not know is the story of the couple behind the race, a story that blends an unlikely connection, a shared passion for fitness, a startling tragedy and a desire to make a difference for people facing overwhelming darkness…

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Visit Koteewi Run Seasonal Slopes this Winter

Hit the slopes this winter right here in Hamilton County, Indiana - just north of Indy. Koteewi Run Seasonal Slopes is a snow tubing hill now open in Strawtown Koteewi Park in Noblesville, Indiana. Experience this thrilling outdoor winter adventure for yourself. Here’s what you need to know before you hit the hill…

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Top Places to Hammock in Hamilton County

As the temperatures drop and leaves begin to change, there's no better time get outside. One of the best ways to enjoy the outdoors this time of year is in a hammock. Imagine setting a hammock up in the backyard to read a book or at a local park to enjoy the company of a friend. Lucky for you, Hamilton County offers plenty of amazing spots to set up a hammock. Here’s a list of the top five places to hammock in Hamilton County, Indiana…

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Goat Yoga Arrives in Noblesville, Indiana

Yoga has been around for more than 5,000 years, but the latest trend is yoga with animals. Not only is it adorable and Instagram-worthy, but it’s good for your health, too. Animal therapy releases oxytocin, which reduces stress and induces feeling of happiness. After watching countless goat yoga videos on the Internet, I was on the hunt for a place to try it myself. Luckily, I didn’t have to go far. Happy Goat Lucky Yoga opened in June 2018 in Noblesville, Indiana…

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