INDIANA - Although it’s been an unusually warm fall so far, the recent 50 and 60-degree temperatures are prompting trees’ leaves to begin turning. Sure, you could head out to your backyard to take in the colors -- but why not enjoy them in a much more serene atmosphere?
We’ve compiled the best spots in in the state to head to enjoy the fall colors. For example, Brown County State Park is a short drive south of the city and always features lovely colors. You can even keep an eye on the trees in the area in real time to decide when to travel to the park. Just use the Leaf Cam.
Don't forget Indiana has an abundance of state parks and reservoirs that will be open all autumn. Those, along with colleges and universities, plus hiking trails, are great spots to find changing leaves.
Here are the top 10 places in Indiana, ranked in order, to go take in the autumnal views, according to In.gov/VisitIndiana. Click on each link to find out more about the locations.
- Brown County State Park in Brown County
- Indiana Dunes State Park in Chesterton
- Clifty Falls State Park in Madison
- Turkey Run State Park in Marshall
- Indiana University in Bloomington
- Explore Brown County in Nashville
- Spring Mill State Park in Mitchell
- West Beach in Portage
- McCloud Nature Park in North Salem
- University of Notre Dame in South Bend
We’re still looking for contenders for our “honorable mentions” section for best spots to take in the changing fall colors. If you know of a spot, send us the information at WRTVwebstaff@wrtv.com.