Fall in Hamilton County, Indiana

Plan a fun family fall break in Hamilton County, Indiana this year. Located just north of Indianapolis, the cities of Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville and Westfield are ideal for a weekend getaway this season. Find inspiration for your family adventure with the top 5 things to do this fall in Hamilton County below. If your kids are coming home from college for fall break, here are our recommendations for your fall getaway just north of Indianapolis.

1. Conner Prairie

Conner Prairie is a year-round family attraction but features even more fun in the fall. Visit the Apple Store for a hand-dipped caramel apple before you navigate the corn maze. In October, make plans to attend the Headless Horseman festival, complete with spooky (or not-so-spooky) hayrides.

2. Apple Orchards and Pumpkin Patches

It isn’t fall without an apple cider slushie or pumpkin doughnut. Visit a local pumpkin patch and cider mill to stock up on fall treats, pick a pumpkin and enjoy family-friendly activities. Locations include Stuckey Farm Orchard & Cider Mill, Spencer Farm, Stonycreek Farm and Russell Farms Pumpkin Patch.

3. Strawtown Koteewi Park

Enjoy the crisp fall air outdoors and head to Strawtown Koteewi Park. Within the park, experience ziplines and aerial obstacles at Koteewi Aerial Adventure Treetop Trails; archery at Koteewi Range: Sport and Target Archery Center; horseback riding at K-Trails Equestrian Adventures; and canoeing and kayaking with White River Canoe Company.

4. Nickel Plate Express

All aboard the newest attraction in Hamilton County, the Nickel Plate Express. Excursions run through the northern towns of Atlanta, Arcadia and Cicero and include a special Pumpkin Train and Ghost Train in October.

5. Fall Festivals

Plan your visit in conjunction with many of the popular fall festivals, like the Carmel International Arts Festival, Hamilton Harvest Festival, Potter’s Bridge Fall Festival and Indiana Renaissance Faire.

Top 3 Things to Do for College Students over Fall Break

Empty-nester looking for a fall getaway? College student looking for a day trip for fall break? In addition to the ideas for families listed above, here are three things to do this fall for adults.

1. Local Brews

With 10 craft breweries and more on the way, you don’t have to go far to enjoy a local beer in Hamilton County. Enjoy a pint in the outdoor beer garden at Four Day Ray, or try a handcrafted cocktail at the new Sun King Spirits in Carmel.

2. Dining for Foodies

Hamilton County has become a dining destination with exciting new eateries. Start your foodie adventures on Park Street in Westfield with Chiba, Rail Epicurean and The Italian House on Park or dine along the Tenderloin Trail throughout Hamilton County.

3. Monon Trail

Explore Hamilton County on two feet or two wheels and walk or bike the Monon Trail, a paved pedestrian path that spans more than 20 miles and connects to Indianapolis. Rent a bike for $3/hour at one of the Zagster bike share stations.

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