Winter Weekends in Hamilton County, Indiana
Thursday, January 21, 2010 by Hamilton County Tourism
Visit Hamilton County's 8 Great Towns any weekend in January or February and enjoy the following activities: [caption id="attachment_1609" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Hearthside Suppers at Conner Prairie, image from ConnerPrairie.org."][/caption] -Friday night: Travel back to the 19th-century during Hearthside Suppers at Conner Prairie. Â Here you will experience an authentic and intimate dinner in the Conner House, central Indianaâ€™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 Indianaâ€™s past. Â 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. Â Window shop, stroll through art galleries and dine on delicious food from local eateries. Â 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. Â 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. Â Before heading home, spend some time at the Snowflakes & Silent Nights Exhibit at the Cool Creek Nature Center in Westfield. Â Here you can appreciate the beauty and peacefulness of winter, visit the greenhouse and do a little bird watching. Â This free exhibit is open daily until March 7.