Tips for an Active Outdoor Fall Season

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Published on October 17, 2018 with No Comments

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Whether you’re a sports enthusiast or a nature lover, you are likely going to be taking full advantage of the great fall weather by getting outdoors this season. Before heading out, consider the following tips to make the most of your time.

Get a Head Start

Heading afar for your outdoor trek? Remember that leaf peepers, weekend warriors and day trippers are all going to be out on those same roads with you, so get a good early morning start to take full advantage of the waning daylight hours. Depending on the length of your journey, you may want to pack some food and beverages for the car to avoid stops and get to your destination sooner.

Gear Up

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Treat it Like a Workout

Remember that active time spent outdoors is like any other workout. Hydration is key, as is a proper warm up and cool down. Be sure to do a dynamic stretch routine before getting started and long static stretches before climbing back in the car. Stay fueled and encourage muscle repair with easy-to-pack foods that are nutritious, protein-rich and easy to digest, particularly if you plan to engage in any rigorous activity.

Don’t let fall pass you by without getting outdoors to enjoy the season. A few simple strategies can help you make more of your time. 

Top spots for Hoosiers to witness changing of fall foliage

Who doesn’t love fall with its football, fun, and foliage? The changing of colors of leaves may be among the most under-rated features of this state.

So where can you go to find the most beautiful leaf displays? Here, according to visitindiana.com, are the top 10 spots selected for fall foliage.

Brown County State Park - 1810 State Road 46 East, Nashville, IN 47448812-988-6406 

Indiana Dunes State Park - 1600 N. 25 East, Chesterton, IN 46304219-395-1882 

Clifty Falls State Park - 1650 Clifty Hollow Rd, Madison, IN 47250812-265-4135

Turkey Run State Park - 8121 Park Rd, Marshall, IN 47859765-597-2635

Indiana University - 107 S Indiana Ave, Bloomington, IN 47405 | 812-855-4848 

Explore Brown County - 2620 Valley Branch Rd, Nashville, IN 47448812-988-7750 

Spring Mill State Park - 3333 State Road 60 E, Mitchell, IN 47446812-849-3534 

West Beach - 376 North County Line Road, Gary, IN 46403 | 219-926-7561

 McCloud Nature Park - 8518 Hughes Rd, North Salem, IN 46165 | 765-676-5437 

University of Notre Dame - Notre Dame, IN 46556 | 574-631-5000


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