Strawtown Hiking FamilyIndiana schools are back in session, and the temperature will soon cool down making way for changing leaves and crisp autumn air. My family is already looking forward to fall break, which is just around a corner. If you are looking for a great fall getaway, Hamilton County, Indiana is closer than you think. Planning an escape to Hamilton County, Indiana is easy with the trip planner and won't drain your bank account.

Whether you are a family or a group without little ones, visitors of all ages can enjoy fall festivals on the weekends, pumpkin picking, and dining at locally-owned restaurants. Stay busy with a visit to Conner Prairie Interactive History Park, amazing shopping, or a train ride with the Indiana Transportation Museum. Continue reading for great ideas on creating the perfect fall getaway!

Family of Four Weekend Adventure for less than $450

-Overnight accommodations for two nights, including breakfast ($100 per night)

- Stroll along the tree lined Monon Trail ($0), or rent a bikes through Carmel's bike sharing program for extra fun ($24 for a family of four to bike for two hours)

- Share a yummy pizza at the newly opened Brixx Wood Fired Pizzas in the Fishers Depot ($40)

Conner Prairie with Horse


- Travel back in time with an afternoon visit to Conner Prairie Interactive History Park in Fishers ($54)

- Take a hayride to select your own pumpkin from the patch during the Pumpkin Harvest Festival at Stonycreek Farm ($5 for parking, extra for pumpkin and activities) OR visit the Apple Store at Conner Prairie for hand dipped caramel apple and apple cider slushies.

Tom Thumb mini golf forest park


- The next day, make memories at Forest Park in Noblesville. Ride the Carousel OR play mini golf ($4 per group per activity). Hop aboard the caboose for an unforgettable ride with the Indiana Transportation Museum ($20)

- For a special, but still family friendly, meal, visit the Lazy Frogg in Cicero, located on the water ($70)

Grown Up Getaway for less than $450

-Overnight accommodations for two nights, including breakfast ($100 per night)

Peace Water Winery


- Visit the Carmel Arts & Design District to explore the cool shops and unique galleries. While there, unwind with a bottle of wine from Peace Water Winery ($30)

- Watch a show at the state of the art Center For the Performing Arts in Carmel ($20-$60)

- Dine at one of my favorite local restaurants, the Local Eatery and Pub, in Westfield for a unique farm to table experience ($75)

NEW Palladium Attendees


- Stretch your legs, enjoy the perfect weather while exploring a perfect fall Indiana day on the trails of Strawtown Koteewi Park in Noblesville ($0)

- After visiting the park, experience one of the top restaurants in the central Indiana, 10 West ($75)

Start planning your itinerary now with the trip planner at to build your perfect Hamilton County, Indiana fall fun getaway.

*Insider Tip: Before leaving for your trip download the free Hamilton County apps available for your smart phones. These apps allow visitors to discover the nearest restaurants, attractions, trails, parks and more during your time in Hamilton County!