Top 5 drive-worthy activities to add to your fall bucket list

View of Brown County State Park in the fall with water and colorful foliage

Brown County State Park in the fall. Photo via @anweshade.

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Whether you love sipping on a PSL (or apple cider slushie) or watching the leaves change color, we’ve got you covered with all the best fall festivities to add to your bucket list this season.

Visit Brown County to get the best views of fall foliage. You gotta see it to be-leaf it. With the warmest season we’ve seen so far + leaves dropping earlier than usual, you may want to make the trip soon.

Pro tip: You can always keep an eye on the colors with the Brown County Leaf Cam. 🍂

📍 Brown County State Park | ~90 minutes south of Indianapolis

Get lost in Northwest Indiana’s largest corn maze at Exploration Acres. You may recall the super cool “Stranger Things”-themed maze they did a few years back. This year’s theme is racing. 🏎️ 🌽

📍 6042 New Castle Rd., Lafayette | ~1 hour northwest of Indianapolis

Pick some apples + pumpkins at Apple Works in Trafalgar. This spot is a true southside fall destination that has a little bit of everything: apple orchard, pumpkin patch, petting zoo, and play area for kids.

📍 8157 S. 250 W., Trafalgar | ~50 minutes south of Indianapolis

Get spooked at Indiana’s scariest haunted house. Indy Scream Park is bringing back its creepy attractions + a new addition this year — Bonzo’s Beer Garden. Fully stocked with all the best local craft beers around, Bonzo (the creepy clown)’s Beer Garden in the Monster Midway is now open, and he’s ready to make a killing.

📍 5211 S. New Columbus Rd., Anderson | ~50 minutes northeast of Indianapolis

Stay wary on the Prairie. The Headless Horseman Festival has arrived at Conner Prairie. The grounds have been transformed into Conner Scarie, complete with the iconic haunted hayride, corn maze, spooky games and storytelling, + a scarecrow building contest, which is new this year.

📍 13400 Allisonville Rd., Fishers | ~35 minutes north of Indianapolis


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