Brown County

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21 mi 34 km


75 mi 121 km




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No matter what you’re looking for, escape comes naturally in Brown County. Eclectic boutiques and galleries, breathtaking scenery, welcoming accommodations, and endless outdoor adventures await. A great spot for the true nature lover, Brown County is home to a state park (Indiana's largest), a state forest, and a national forest. Hiking, mountain biking, zip lining, kayaking, horseback riding, golf, ATV tours, and more, Brown County is your gateway to the great outdoors! Unplug from daily life and reconnect with one another as you experience the rustic beauty and artisanal charm of Brown County. Plan your escape today… you’ll be glad you did.

Visiting Tips

Any time of year is a great time to visit Brown County! As the most forested county in Indiana, we always have beautiful scenery and plenty of outdoor activities. Fall is the most popular time to visit due to our stunning colorful foliage, but you can expect a wonderful visit any month!

Camping & Lodging

Brown County has some great accomidations like the Brown County Inn, Cornerstone Inn, Robinwood Inn, Creekside Retreat, Rawhide Ranch, Story Inn, or one of the many cozy cabins.

Food & Drink

For post run refreshments check out Big Woods Brewing Company, Brown County Inn, Big Woods Pizza, Out of the Ordinary, and Pine Room Tavern/Muddy Boots Cafe.

After the Run: Local Favorites

Soup To Nuts Great service! Even better food! Best value in Nashville! And make sure you ask about the candles!
Hobnob Corner Restaurant Get the pot roast sandwich on the french bread...absolutely amazing!!!
N Van Buren St, Nashville IN — (812) 988-4114
Big Woods Pizza Chelsea is the Best waitress! Great pizza and bread sticks!
Brownie's Bean Blossom Family Restaurant We are hoping to go back there in October their breakfast is absolutey wonderful. We will have to try their pie
Story Inn Did lunch and dinner here. Excellent service and food with a quaint atmosphere. Resident dog greeted us at arrival. Definitely a place we will stop at while visiting Brown County from here on out.
Scenic View Restaurant I assure everyone that we are prepared for all the business we can get this year! Our kitchen staff is reformed and we are getting excellent customer feedback! We have great drink and dinner specials!
Mother Bear's Pizza Get the breadsticks and cheese. Best pizza anywhere!
1428 E 3rd St, Bloomington IN — (812) 332-4495
Noodles & Company The small is usually enough. I do recommend getting the chicken with most courses. It adds some extra flavor
Finch's Brasserie Amazing root beer (seriously). And the calamari rules.
BuffaLouie's at the Gables Try the Sweet Lou burger! So good!
Runcible Spoon They roast their own coffee beans.
412 E 6th St, Bloomington IN — (812) 334-3997
Falafels Middle Eastern Grill The Shwarma is absolutely incredible!
The Village Deli The red velvet pancakes will blow your mind. Fact.
Chipotle Mexican Grill Burrito bol with chips=unbeatable
Laughing Planet Can't go wrong with burrito of the week.
Anatolia Turkish Cuisine excellent red lentil soup
405 E 4th St, Bloomington IN — (812) 334-2991
Rush Hour Station had the vegetarian soup. rice noodles, onion, carrots, cilantro and tofu in vegetable broth. absolutely loved it! the owner is very friendly too! highly recommended!
Taste of India Come in for lunch buffet its mostly vegetarian the pakora is yummy
316 E 4th St, Bloomington IN — (812) 333-1399
Samira FAVORITE place to eat in Bloomington when I visit! The eggplant appetizer is wonderful....
100 W 6th St, Bloomington IN — (812) 331-3761
Baked! Of Bloomington cookies n cream. nuff said.
313 E 3rd St, Bloomington IN — (812) 336-2253

Other Activities

Stroll around the downtown Village of Nashville (home to over 150 unique shops), get some grub at one of our great restaurants, try some beers at Big Woods Pizza or Brewing Company, sample some wine at one of our four downtown wine tasting rooms, take a tour of Bear Wallow Distillery, drive out and explore the historic Story Inn, learn about Brown County's past at the History Center or Pioneer Village, catch some live music in our bars and restaurants, or even take part in one of our exciting festivals (over 30 per year to be exact)!

If you're looking for a cooler activity you can explore the backwaters of Brown County via a kayak tour with Most High Adventure Outfitters.

Maps & Guidebooks

Stop by the Brown County Visitor Center to get all your maps and materials!
Women's Intro to Hiking: Jul 26 - Castleton REI
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Family Camping Basics: Jul 27 - Castleton REI
Have you wanted to try camping with your family but don't know how to get started? We will cover the basics including: how to be comfortable camping, gear and equipment, and family fun activities. Details
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42.6 mi 68.5 km
#1 Tecumseh Trail
Bloomington, IN
42.6 mi 68.5 km Bloomington, IN
0.6 mi 0.9 km
#2 Discovery Trail
Nashville, IN
0.6 mi 0.9 km Nashville, IN
1.2 mi 1.9 km
#3 Ogle Lake Trail #7
Nashville, IN
1.2 mi 1.9 km Nashville, IN
All Clear
Dry, Mostly Dry
94 days ago
4.9 mi 7.8 km
#4 Lake Trail
Nashville, IN
4.9 mi 7.8 km Nashville, IN
1.2 mi 2.0 km
#5 Pine Loop Trail
Nashville, IN
1.2 mi 2.0 km Nashville, IN
3.9 mi 6.3 km
#6 North Tower Loop
Nashville, IN
3.9 mi 6.3 km Nashville, IN
1.1 mi 1.8 km
#7 North Gate Trail
Nashville, IN
1.1 mi 1.8 km Nashville, IN
3.3 mi 5.4 km
#8 Aynes Loop
Nashville, IN
3.3 mi 5.4 km Nashville, IN
Nashville, IN
2.8 mi 4.5 km Nashville, IN
1.3 mi 2.1 km
#10 Trail 6
Nashville, IN
1.3 mi 2.1 km Nashville, IN
2.9 mi 4.7 km
#11 North Loop Trail
Nashville, IN
2.9 mi 4.7 km Nashville, IN
Nashville, IN
4.2 mi 6.7 km Nashville, IN
Nashville, IN
2.5 mi 4.0 km Nashville, IN
Nashville, IN
2.5 mi 4.0 km Nashville, IN
All Clear
Dry, Mostly Dry
94 days ago

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