Friday, February 26, 2010

Stumler's Restaurant and Orchard

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Stumler's Restaurant and Orchard
10924 St. John's Road
Borden, Indiana
(812) 923-3832

Hours: Monday - Thursday 11:00am - 8:00pm
Friday - Saturday 11:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 6:00pm



Stumler's Restaurant and Orchard is nestled amongst the lush, rolling hills or Southern Indiana. The orchard offers a charming country atmosphere and the restaurant has a weekend buffet along with the regular menu. The specialty is fried chicken, a classic southern Indiana dish. Of course a marvelous variety of fruits and vegetables is served fresh in season. See the petting zoo, fish feeding, shuffleboard, putt-putt golf, hayrides and farm market.

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Schimpff's Confectionary - Jeffersonville, IN

Schimpff's Confectionery 
Schimpff's Confectionery
Schimpff's Confectionery 
A Visit to the Falls of the Ohio
History
Bavarian widow Magdalene Schimpff dispatched her twelve-year-old son, along with his uncle, to the United States to investigate possible places to settle. Louisville had a large German community, thus the family chose to settle there. The pregnant Magdalene, with her five children migrated to Louisville sometime before the Civil War. She and her daughters established an embroidery business, while the sons opened a confectionery store. One of Magdalena’s sons, Charles, opened a confectionery store across the Ohio
River in Jeffersonville around 1871. The store was successful for almost twenty years until Charles decided to close it.
Gustav A. Schimpff Sr. (1843–1918)
Gustav had worked at a local confectionery business, the C.G. Block & Company during this period. This business evolved into the Wurach & Bergreen Company. Schimpff bought a share of this company in 1871. This company closed in 1889 and Schimpff started working for the Frank A. Menne Company, another leading confectioner. After Charles closed his store in Jeffersonville, he urged Gustav to open one in Jeffersonville, as his had been quite successful. Thus on April 11, 1891 Gustav, along with his son, Gustav Jr., opened a confectionery store at the current location at 347 Spring Street. It is the only candy store in Indiana that has operated continuously for over 125 years.
Museum
Schimppf's Candy Store Museum
Schimppf's Candy Store Museum

In addition to the wonderful variety of candies made right in the store, the owners have on display in the store thousands of artifacts of American candy memorabilia. The collection has taken decades of work to acquire and display. Visitors will delight at the vast array of old time store displays, candy tins, dispensing machines and signage.
Products
Schimpff's Confectionary Candy Assortments
Schimpff's Confectionary Candy Assortments

The signature candy is the Cinnamon Red Hots, first made by Gustav in 1891. Customers can watch as workers make Modjeskas, hard fish candy and other sweet treats behind the counter.
Tours
Candy Making at Schimpff's Confectionery
Candy Making at Schimpff's Confectionery

Interested visitors can arrange for a tour of the store conducted by Jill Schimpff. She can accommodate up to forty people on the free tour, which includes a candy making demonstration and tour of the store. Although the store, Candy Demonstration Area, Chocolate Dipping Room, and Candy Museum are always open during normal store hours, the only way to guarantee that the candy making process is in operation is to book a tour in advance.
For more information, contact:
For more information, contact:
Schimpff's Confectionery
347 Spring Street
Jeffersonville, IN 47130
(812) 283-8367
http://www.schimpffs.com/history.html

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Jeffersonville Indiana Walking Tour

Jeffersonville Walking Tour

Jeffersonville Walking Tour
Acquaint yourself with the history and architecture of Jeffersonville, Indiana. The walking tour includes historical businesses, buildings and bridges of one of Indiana's oldest towns. Visit the Grisamore House, walk the Ohio River Water front as you explore Jeffersonville, Indiana. Cross the Ohio Rive on foot using the Big Four Bridge.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Atlantis Water Park

Atlantis Water Park

Exploring Indiana's Historic Sites, Markers & Museums - South East Edition
Exploring Indiana's Historic Sites,
Markers & Museums
 South East Edition
The Atlantis Water Park has a 28,000 Square Foot Wave Pool, over a quarter-mile of water slides, gift shop, ice cream stand, and large play area for kids. Enjoy the Tsunami Sea, wave pool, Mt. Olympus, water slides and King Neptune Cove. There is also 6,000 square foot of child-friendly fun space for children under forty-eight inches tall.  Open Memorial weekend to the end of August (weather permitting).
11:00a.m.-6:00p.m. daily.
$7.00 per person Mon-Fri $8.00 Saturday and Sunday.
 Season passes are also available
Atlantis Water Park
515 Marriott Drive
Clarksville, Indiana
(812) 285-0863
Group Reservations (812) 283-1604


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Thursday, February 18, 2010




John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail - Indiana Civil War Raid

A Visit to O'Bannon Woods State Park and Corydon Indiana
A Visit to O'Bannon Woods State Park and
Corydon Indiana
John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail 
Morgan’s Raid (July 8-13, 1863)
Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan, in an effort to draw Union troops away from their campaign in Tennessee, crossed the Ohio River with over 2000 trained and seasoned Confederate troops. Fresh off two raids in Kentucky that rattled Union commanders in the area, he defied orders from his superior General Braxton Bragg, by crossing the Ohio River into Indiana on July 8 and 9, 1863.
John Hunt Morgan (June 1, 1825 – September 4, 1864)
The eldest son of ten children born to Calvin and Henrietta (Hunt) Morgan, John's father migrated to Lexington, Kentucky after the failure of his pharmacy. He attended Transylvania College but the university tossed him out in 1844 for dueling. He enlisted in the Army in 1846 to serve in the Mexican-American War. He had an avid interest in the military and raised a unit in 1852, which the state legislature disbanded. When tensions began rising during the years before the Civil War, he raised another unit in 1857, which he trained well. When war broke out, he did not immediately favor secession. But when the southern states began seceding, he and his men joined the cause. Using his corps of "Lexington Riflemen" as a nucleus, he soon raised a unit, the 2nd Kentucky Cavalry Regiment. This unit fought at the Battle of Shiloh. On July 4, 1862, Morgan launched the first of his Kentucky raids. This successful action resulted in the capture of over a thousand Federal troops and the requisitioning of tons of Union supplies and hundreds of horses. A second series of raids against Union Major General William S. Rosecrans supply lines disrupted the Union troops and created havoc in the Union command in Kentucky. The success of these raids encouraged his foray into Indiana.
Battle of Corydon Memorial Park
Battle of Corydon Memorial Park

The Crossing
Morgan launched his raid from Burkesville, Kentucky, which is near the Tennessee/Kentucky state line. The beginning of this raid coincided with General Lee's Battle of Gettysburg far to the northeast. From Burkesville, the troops rode north to Brandenburg, Kentucky. He had already scouted the Ohio to find suitable places to cross and had settled on this site. His soldiers commandeered two riverboats on July 7 and by the next day; they moved north towards Corydon and the only Civil War battle to occur on Indiana soil.
Visitors can visit the battlefield here:
Battle of Corydon Memorial Park
100 Old Hwy 135 SW
Corydon, IN 47112

After Corydon
Morgan did not rest after his victory at Corydon. He continued east, crossing Harrison, Washington, Scott, Jennings, Jefferson, Ripley and Dearborn counties. Corydon’s townspeople cared for Morgan’s wounded soldiers from the battle, using the old Presbyterian Church as a hospital.
The Indiana portion of the raid has been mapped into an Auto Tour. The John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail traces the route of Morgan’s Raiders through Indiana as it fled through the countryside into Ohio.
Find out more Morgan's Raiders in Indiana here.

John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail 
1981 S. Industrial Park Road, Ste. 1
PO Box 407
Versailles, IN 47042
hhhills@seidata.com
812-689-4107




Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Hanover College

Hanover College
P. O. Box 108
359 E. LaGrange Road
Hanover Indiana, 47243



Hanover College was founded in 1827 and is Indiana's oldest private college. The campus comprises 650 acres along the beautiful Ohio River. There are approximately 1000 students attending the school. Hanover College offers over 31 areas of major study. There are more than 50 student organizations, NCAA Division III athletics and active fraternities and sororities.


Hanover, Indiana

Monday, February 8, 2010

Indiana Hiking Trails - Clifty Falls State Park Canyon Rim Hike

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A favorite hike of ours is one I like to call the "Canyon Rim Hike". We start this hike at Clifty Falls Shelter, hike the east rim of the canyon, descend into Clifty Creek canyon, cross the creek and hike the west rim. This hike is just at eight miles long and takes us usually just under five hours. The hike entails several different trails to form a loop. The eastern portion is extremely rugged. It is one of the roughest trails we have hiked anywhere.

Clifty Shelter, below the parking area, is closed right now for some major repairs. The steps to the base of the Clifty Falls have been closed for a number of years, and now these are going to be rebuilt, too. There is only one observation point for the falls open right now. As we visited today, there was a significant amount of water going over the falls. Sometimes in summer and fall there is only a trickle.



Next on the trail is Cake Rock. This huge limestone slap, from the right angle, resembles a huge slice of chocolate cake. Right now it is covered generously with heavily blooming orange columbines. They cling to the rock in just about every crevice in an unbelievable show. This was one of the reasons for our hike today, as Clifty Falls usually provides a bountiful show of spring wildflowers. We were not disappointed.

From here the trail passes down a steep set of stairs to a bridge which crosses just above Little Clifty Falls. From here on it is pretty rugged. Up wooden or stone steps, in some places it clings to a rock face, the canyon just a misstep away on the right. Wild geraniums, columbines, shooting stars, fleabane, several species of violets and wild delphinium color the canyon wall. The rugged beauty of the canyon below is really wonderful.



We have to hike the road for a one half mile stretch, re-entering the trail at Tunnel Falls. Next up is the old railroad tunnel. The trail here follows the old rail line which once traveled from nearby Madison, Indiana to Indianapolis. It featured the steepest incline for any railroad in the country. You can travel through the nearly quarter mile tunnel if you have a flashlight. We don't, so we pass it by.

As the tunnel's south entrance is passed the trail becomes much prettier. Majestic limestone cliffs tower over the trail on the right. On the left the heavily forested banks fall steeply into the canyon. The forest floor is blankented with geraniums, wild phlox, and other flowers.

We finally pass the final waterfall, Hoffman Falls. Here the rock cliffs are again heavily covered with columbines. A bridge crossing the creek just above the falls provides a good spot to stop and lunch on trail sausage and drink some water. It is a warm day, but pleasant as there is little humidity.




Moving along, we finally reach the point where the trail splits. Straight goes to Clifty Falls State Park Clifty Inn, about a mile distant. Our path will descend into the canyon towards the creek.

The trail which descends to the creek this time of year is a riot of color. Wild geranium, delphinum, violets of many colors paint the hillside is a myriad of colors. The air is scented with the earthy fragrance of spring in the forest. The trail descends impatiently at this point, it is in a hurry to reach the bottom and we are propelled into a land of sky blue violets, waterleaf and pink geraniums. Clifty Creek cascades over rocks as it moves hurriedly on to the nearby Ohio River.

To cross we have to remove our shoes and move gingerly over the sharp, slippery rocks to the other side. We sit on a rock, allowing our feet to dry in the warm spring sun. It is peaceful here, a wild landscape through which the creek flows through the heavily forested canyon.

We replace our shoes and begin the ascent. The lower woodland flowers, in the moist environment of the creek are replaced by more delphinium. Higher up, bright yellow wood poppies splash color along the hill. Our pace slows a bit, admiring the rich green and yellow woodland floor.

We finally reach the top. It is about a twenty minute huff up the hill. There is a large, dead log near the trail for the weary to rest. We decide to push on, though. Here the forest is dryer and the flowers are sparse. The woodland is open, allowing a good veiw of the surrounding forest. The trail is fairly level and our progress is good. The trail crosses three small streams, which create waterfalls as their beds fall away, the water tumbling to the rocks far below.

Finally, we near the end. We can hear Clifty Falls in the distance through the trees and the trail is now only twenty feet above the creek bed as we pass the falls, still traveling upstream. It is quite beautiful here and the trail is easily hiked. We cross the creek again, ascend the steep wooden stair to the parking area. Here it is just a short distance to the truck. Just under five hours, the feet are happy to shed the hiking boots and rest.




This hike at Clifty Falls State Park encompasses the Clifty Creek Canyon and utilizes portions of most of the trails at the park.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Indiana Hiking Trails - Clifty Falls State Park

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At Clifty Falls State Park
Near Madison, Indiana
12 trails at Clifty Falls which total about twelve miles. The trail descriptions are not meant to take the place of a map, nor are they meant to be detailed trail descriptions. Trail maps are available free at the entrance stations.

Trail One
Rugged
.75 mile.
This one starts at the Nature Center, which is near Clifty Inn. This is the trail you would use to access the rim trails of the canyon and Trail Two, which follows the course of Clifty Creek if you are staying at the Inn. This trail also leads to the observation tower, which affords a spectacular view to the Ohio River.




Trails At Clifty Falls State Park
Near Madison, Indiana
12 trails at Clifty Falls which total about twelve miles. The trail descriptions are not meant to take the place of a map, nor are they meant to be detailed trail descriptions. Trail maps are available free at the entrance stations.

Trail One
Rugged
.75 mile.
This one starts at the Nature Center, which is near Clifty Inn. This is the trail you would use to access the rim trails of the canyon and Trail Two, which follows the course of Clifty Creek if you are staying at the Inn. This trail also leads to the observation tower, which affords a spectacular view to the Ohio River.

Trail Two
3 miles
Rugged
This trail follows the bed of Clifty Creek. The trail is very tough walking, and may be totally impassable during periods of heavy rainfall. That said, the hike is quite pretty. It is also usually fairly busy, as a lot of people enjoy hiking this trail. The trail originally connected at the north end with a staircase which climbed out of the canyon and up to Clifty Shelter. This staircase has been removed, so if you pass the connecting trail which climbs up to Trail 8, you will be on a dead end and have to return. However, if you want to see Clifty Falls from the base this is the only place you can. It is worth the hike to the falls, because the area around the Falls is wild and pretty. There are connecting trails to Trail 8, Trail 5, and Trail 4. Bear in mind these trails can be somewhat hard to spot as you hike the bed of creek.



Trail 3
Rugged
1 mile
This trail starts on the west side of the main park road, about a quarter mile south of Poplar Grove Shelter. There is a parking area near the trail head. Trail 3 descends a fairly steep stair, connects with Trail 1, and then proceeds north along the canyon rim. It meets Trail 4 at the Hoffman Falls Overlook. Parts of this trail are fairly level. The veiw of the canyon is awesome, especially in the early spring and autumn.

Trail 4
Rugged
.75 mile
The south trail head is at the Hoffman Falls parking area, where the trail connects with Trail 3. The north trail head is at teh Lily Memorial parking area. The trail connects with Trail 5 at this point. There is also a connecting spur which drops down into the canyon to meet Trail 2 near the midpoint. The trail follows a portion of the rim of Clifty Canyon on the east side.



Trail 5
Rugged
.875 miles
The north trail head is located at the Tunnel Falls parking area. The trail may be entered from the south at the Lily Memorial, where the trail connects with Trail 4. There is a connecting spur below Oak Grove Shelter which descends to Trail 2. There are two interesting features on this trail. One is an old rail tunnel which may be hiked through, as a diversion to the trail. The floor of this tunnel is usually wet and slippery. It is also dark, so you will need a flashlight to proceed through. hike this with caution. And please be respectful of wildlife, as there can be bats on the roof of the tunnel. Disturb them as little as possible. The other feature is on the north terminus of the trail. Deans Branch creates a waterfall here as it tumbles 83 feet into the canyon on its way to Clifty Creek. The hike along the canyon rim from the falls to Oak Grove Shelter is pleasant and restful. But be careful, the trail hugs the rim of the canyon closely and there is no guard rail, so watch small children carefully. It is an 80 foot drop to the rocks below.

Trail 6
Moderately Rugged
.5 mile
This is a short, rugged trail which connects Lookout Point on the north to Hickory Grove Picnic Shelter on the south. It hugs the cliff and has some rocky footing in places.

Trail 7
Moderately Rugged
1.25 miles
This can be hiked as a loop trail from Clifty Shelter. It descends an impressive staircase on the south end of the Clifty Shelter Picnic Area, near the Clifty Falls lookout area. It follows along a rock wall, descends another stair way to a wooden bridge across Little Clifty Creek to Little Clifty Falls. This falls drops sixty feet into the gorge below. Just past the falls, a spur leads over to Lookout Point, where it connects with Trail 6. If you turn left at the spur and follow the main trail it will cross Little Clifty Creek again, loop back around to Clifty Shelter. This is a nice hike.

Trail 8
Rugged
4.5 miles
The trail head of this trail is west of the North Gate house in a small cul-de-sac to the right if you take the road from the gate house to Clifty Shelter. You can park at the cul-de-sac.This is a very nice trail, but somewhat rugged. It follows Clifty Creek above the falls and some nice veiws of the creek can be found here, but not of the falls itself. The first half, or so, of the trail is pretty level. There are a several nice vistas of Clifty Canyon as you pass beyond the falls, going south. At about the 1.5 mile point there is a connecting trail descending down to Trail 2 as it follows the creek. The trail is mostly through open woods with oak, buckeye, pignut hickory and other native hardwoods. This hike is a wildflower enthusiast's heaven in early spring through early summer. Especially after it begins its descent into the canyon. At the end, it joins Trail 2 after crossing the creek.

Trail 9
Moderate
1 mile
This is a fairly easy hiking trail which connects Clifty Inn to the Campground. The Nature Center is a short hike from the Inn along this trail. It passes the swimming pool at about the halfway point.

Trail 10
Easy
.75 mile
This is an easy hike, located just behind the swimming pool. Accessed from Trail 9.

The Canyon Rim Loop Hike
This is my name for a loop hike which begins on the east rim of the canyon, descends to Clifty Creek, ascends to the west rim of the canyon and returns to the starting point via Clifty Shelter.

To hike this loop, a .6 mile long section of the main park road must be hiked at some point, as the trail doesn't completely skirt the rim. We usually like to hike this part first to get it over with. The road is fairly busy and isn't the best place to hike.

This hike is approximately 7.5 miles long and will take about five hours. We usually take lunch along, or food of some kind, as the trail is pretty strenuous. Make sure you have adequate water.

We usually park at the Hickory Grove parking area, on the west side of the road. We then hike south on the park road, to the Tunnel Falls parking area. Here the steps are descended to Trail 5. A nice over look to Tunnel Falls is located here. This first section is a pleasant stroll along a steep cliff. Be careful here, there is no guardrail and it is about a sixty to seventy foot drop. The trail here follows an old rail line, and after a short hike an old rail tunnel comes into veiw. This can be hiked through, provided you have a flashlight. It will come out on Trail Five on the other side of Oak Grove Shelter. If you hike through, please be courteous to the resident bats which you may find on the roof of the tunnel. Disturb them as little as possible.

Below the Lily Memorial the junction with Trail 4 is reached. Go on Trail 4. Continue this trail until you reach Hoffman Falls and the beginning of Trail 3. Between Oak Grove Shelter and Hoffman Falls the trail is pretty rugged. But the scenery of the canyon on the right, especially in the early spring or late fall is spectacular. Continue on Trail 3 until the junction of Trails 1, 2, and 3 is reached. Go right on Trail 2, which descends the hill. Be careful, the footing can be tricky as the hill is fairly steep at some points.

When you reach the base you will want Trail 8, which crosses Clifty Creek and ascends the hill. This is a fairly long climb, but not real steep. It is also a treasure trove of wildflowers in April and May. Trail 8 ascends to the western rim of the canyon. Clifty Creek is visible through occasional breaks in the trees. At the top the hiking gets easier. There are a couple of nice spots near a bridge which make good impromptu picnic spots with a nice veiw of the canyon.

The last half mile or so, above the Clifty Falls, the trail follows Clifty Creek, and finally crosses it. The crossing can be tricky if it has been raining a lot. Trail 8 emerges into a cul-de-sac just north of Clifty Shelter. Continue south towards the shelter. There is a wood fence which skirts the canyon and leads to the overlook of Clifty Falls.

Just south of the shelter is the trailhead for Trail 7. You may follow this along the rim of the canyon to the right, or take a shortcut straight ahead to the wooden bridge which crosses Little Clifty Creek above Little Clifty Falls. Follow Trail 7 to the right above the falls. This spur of Trail 7 will take you to Trail 6 at Lookout Point. Follow Trail 6 to Hickory Grove and collapse in your car.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Clifty Falls State Park - Madison Indiana

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Clifty Falls State Park
1414 Acres
12 hiking trails which total 12 miles
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Map of 2221 Clifty Dr

Madison, IN 47250-1633

The campground has 106 Class A sites
It also has 59 Class C sites

Clifty Inn is situated on a bluff overlooking the Ohio River and has 63 rooms. 37 of these have balconies with a veiw of the Ohio River and downtown Madison Indiana. There is also an indoor pool. There are also four suites and banquet and conference rooms. Reservations can be made online. Phone numbers and web site are at the bottom of this page.

Clifty Inn has a restaurant which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. Clifty Falls State Park is located in southern Indiana near the historic river town of Madison. Clifty Falls is one of Indiana's best State Parks. The hiking is superb, the scenery around the park is wonderful, and the campground is great.

Clifty Falls State Park is named for Clifty Falls which tumbles sixty feet into the canyon below. Clifty Falls is visible from an overlook near Clifty Shelter. Clifty Shelter is on the north end of the park. There are three other waterfalls in the park, none of which are visible from the main drive. Little Clifty can be seen after a short hike of about one quarter mile from Clifty Shelter. There are some impressive steps to climb on the way to this falls. Tunnel Falls, so named for its proximity to an old railroad tunnel, is just a short distance from the main drive around the park. Again, there is a stairway to descend down to the trail. The fourth falls is called Hoffman Falls and is accessed by descending another long stair down to the trail it is on.

There are two entrances to Clifty Falls State Park . The North Entrance is accessed from State Road 62. When you pull in this entrance Clifty Shelter is to the right. This is a pretty big shelter, lots of room for picnicking. There is a large field suitable for soccer, badmitton, etc. The south entrance is on State Road 56, which also goes into downtown Madison. Clifty Inn is located to the left of this entrance after you ascend the hill.

The campground is located near the center of the park. Signs will direct you there. The outdoor pool is near the campground. You may drive to it, or use Trail 9, a one mile moderate hike from the campground.



Nearby attractions:

Madison is nestled among the hills on the banks of the Ohio River in one of the prettiest settings for a city in our state. With a population of about 12,000, it has a very nicely renovated downtown featuring antique shops, various retail establishments, a few bed and breakfasts, and restaurants. The riverfront boasts the awesome Riverfront Park. Bricked sidewalks with nicely landscaped areas in between, this well designed park are the site of the Madison Regatta. This event features the Unlimited Hydroplane Race and boat races in which speeds of over 200 MPH are attained.

The Ohio River Bridge here crosses into Kentucky via US 421.

State Road 56, east of Madison, goes towards Vevay, Rising Sun, and Lawrenceburg. It is about an hour or so drive to the riverboat casinos in Rising Sun and Lawrenceburg. The highway hugs the river for most of the distance and is a very pretty drive. Along the way, you will pass Markland Locks and Dam, which controls the river level and makes the river consistently navigable for the barges. The locks are on the Kentucky side of the river. They can be accessed over the bridge which spans the river over the dam.

Web Site for the Indiana Department Of Natural Resources:

http://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/index.html

Clifty Falls State Park Phone Number:
812-273-8885
Mailing Address:
Clifty Falls State Park
2221 Clifty Drive
Madison In, 47250

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Indiana State Parks

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

40th Annual Madison Chautauqua

TheAnnual Madison Chautauqua Festival is the most popular and largest festival in Madison, Indiana. It features over 250 booths along and near the Ohio River.

Artisans display handmade artwork designed and crafted by the artist. Selections include paintings, sculpture, jewelery, wood, leather and clay. There are many other art forms available during the festival which takes place on the fourth Saturday and Sunday in September.




You will also find all kinds of foods and continuous entertainment as you stroll the lovely, historic streets of Madison.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Canaan Fall Festival and Pony Express Mail Run Celebration

The Canaan Fall Festival and Pony Express Mail Run Celebration takes place during the second week end in September. Festivities begin on Friday and run through Sunday. There is a parade, a flea market, home made ice cream and contests.




Fri 9am-10pm
Sat 8am-10pm
Sun 9am-5pm.
812-839-4770 or 812-839-4101
Admission is Free

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Monday, February 1, 2010

Madison Regatta

The Madison Regatta has taken place every year since 1949. Boat racing began in Madison, Indiana around 1911. The Madison Regatta takes place during the last weekend in June and attracts thousands of people.