Top 3 Places for a Winter Hike in Madison County

It may be cold outside, but why should that stop you from going out? Layer up and grab your snow boots because Madison County has so many parks that look even more magical in the winter season!  

Here’s our list of the top 3 places to take your walks in the winter!

Falls Park Tunnel – @hoosier_focus on Instagram

Falls Park 

You can find 3 ½ miles of pathways for walking, running, and biking at Falls Park. View the historic “Bee Line” rail, walk the long wooden bridge that crosses Prairie Creek, and go under the “1910 Tunnel” beneath the CSX railroad. All the trails connect to various parts of the park, including two ponds and two creeks. 

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The Bronnenberg Home at Mounds State Park – @1aaronriley on Instagram

Mounds State Park 

This Indiana State Park is known both for its history and beauty! Walk around the 10 unique earthworks built by the Adena-Hopewell people in pre-historic times. The largest of them all, the Great Mound, has disability-accessible paths around so everyone can view the site year-round. Don’t like to hike alone? Join a naturalist-led hike, offered every weekend! 

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Shadyside Memorial Park – Dale Pickett

Shadyside Park  

Shadyside Memorial Park is a wonderful place for those who want a beautiful view with each step they take. With paths that surround Shadyside Lake, you will always have a view of the water on your walk! Stick with that track to find the picturesque red covered bridge, then head over to Bobber’s Café for a meal to warm you up. 

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Cover image: Jerry Byard

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