Visit Hamilton County's 8 Great Towns any weekend in January or February and enjoy the following activities:

-Friday night: Travel back to the 19th-century during Hearthside Suppers at Conner Prairie. Here you will experience an authentic and intimate dinner in the Conner House, central Indiana's first brick home. Help with preparations by the hearth, sip on hot cider and indulge in a delicious multi-course meal. Everything from the menu, created from early 19th-century recipes, to the costumed hosts will take you on a journey to Indiana's past. Event is also open on Saturday and Sunday evenings. Make your reservation today by calling 800-966-1836.

-Saturday or Sunday afternoon: Explore the town squares of Downtown Noblesville or the Carmel Arts & Design District. Window shop, stroll through art galleries and dine on delicious food from local eateries. Stop in for something warm to drink at Noble Coffee & Tea in Noblesville or for a sweet treat at the Simply Sweet Shoppe in Carmel.

-Saturday night: If the weather is COLD enough, grab your skates and head to Redman Park in Westfield for an evening of free outdoor ice-skating. If it is too warm for skating outside, drive north to the charming town of Arcadia for live music and dancing at the Hedgehog Music Showcase.

-Sunday morning: Begin your day by dining on the famous donut holes or a big stack of pancakes at Bub's Cafe in Carmel. Before heading home, spend some time at the Snowflakes & Silent Nights Exhibit at the Cool Creek Nature Center in Westfield. Here you can appreciate the beauty and peacefulness of winter, visit the greenhouse and do a little bird watching. This free exhibit is open daily until March 7.