Thursday, February 28, 2013

Highland House B & B

Highland House B & B
14370 East River Road
Shoals In 47581
Cellphone: 765-346-1035
Homephone: 812-247-2306
Email:highlandhouse.saltboxlodge@frontier.com

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Enjoy nine hundred feet of riverbank along the White River at the Highland House B & B. Take in the comforts of a home cooked breakfast in the bed and breakfast or fend for yourself in one of three other accommodations, a saltbox lodge, a river camper or a river cabin. The room in the B & B has a spacious guest suite with two bedrooms, one with log bed, sleeping for five, and great room with cathedral ceiling, wood stove, TV, DVD, VCR, private entrance and hot tub on the deck. Highland House consists of two hand hewn log cabins that were dismantled and reassembled here on this spot overlooking the White River.

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Friday, February 22, 2013

Lark Ranch

Lark Ranch
3145 Killion Mill Rd.
Loogootee, IN 47553
(812) 295- 9000

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Lark Ranch is a 600 acre ranch which lies between Loogootee and Dover Hill.

Open Every Weekend
September 28th through October 28th, 2012

Features for 2012:
15 Acre Corn Maze!
Hay Ride
Pumpkin Patch
Barnyard Animals
Buffalo Herd
Pony Rides
Dinosaur Dig

Other Attractions:
U-Pick Pumpkin Patch
Pumpkin Train Ride
U-Mine Gem Rocks
All-New Animal-Viewing Area

Additional Activities

U-Pick Pumpkins (Sold for $0.25/lb)
Bouncy Barn (80 lb limit) $1.00
Pumpkin Train (100 lb limit) $2.00
Pony Ride $3.00
Gem Mine (Guaranteed to find a treasure) $4.00

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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Tranquil Inn & Spa

Tranquil Inn & Spa
424 High St
Shoals, IN 47581
(812) 247-2053

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Tranquil Inn & Spa's luxurious accommodations at the Inn include a guest room and guest suite, each with their own private bath. The community rooms are for all Tranquil Inn & Spa guests to enjoy. These rooms are the parlor, dining room, kitchen guest bar, and living room.

All rooms are non-smoking and pet-free.

Wi-Fi internet is available upon request. Each room is equipped with cable TV, DVDs and VCRs. We have an extensive library of movies to choose from.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Overlook Rentals

Overlook Rentals
PO Box 12
6380 US Highway 50
Shoals, IN 47581
(812) 247-3003

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Overlook Rentals cabins are two completely furnished, immaculate cabins located on Hwy 50 at ‘The Overlook’ the second highest point in Martin County with gorgeous views you won’t find anywhere else.

Overlook Rentals cabins overlook the White River, 450 feet over it, with 180° panoramic view of the valley below. Watch the trains come around the bends, and also see the deer come in and eat at the feeder, day or night. Watch the eagles mate in the air.

The cabins are completely furnished. Three bedrooms, bath, kitchen, living room and more. All you need is food and your clothes. Lots of nature for the photographer, fishing, hunting, spelunking, canoeing, horseback riding, golfing, skiing, rappelling and numerous sights to see.
State and Federal lands within minutes.

A variety of good eateries are nearby. Amish, fast food, German, Mexican and more.

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Monday, February 18, 2013

Martin State Forest

Martin State Forest
14040 Williams Rd.
Shoals, IN 47581
(812) 247-3491

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DESCRIPTION
Martin State Forest offers a variety of educational opportunities through its woodland management trail and arboretum. The forest features rugged hills, deep woods and long hiking trails.

ACTIVITIES
Camping
Primitive(class C) camping is available at Martin State Forestfor a fee. There are 26 designated campsites located within the forest. Pit toilets and drinking water are available near sites. A self check-in station is located in the campground. We do not accept reservations, camping is available on a first come, first served basis.

Fishing
Three lakes are open to fishing; a valid Indiana fishing license is required.
Martin Lake (3 acres)
Hardwood Lake (4 acres)
Pine Lake (3 acres).
Species of fish are channel catfish, bluegill and largemouth bass, as well as some crappie and redear. Boat motors are limited to electric trolling motors only. Swimming is not permitted in any of the lakes.

Hunting
Whitetail deer, turkey, gray squirrel, ruffed grouse, quail, rabbit and raccoon. A valid hunting license is required..

Picnicking
Several picnic areas including 4 picnic shelters are available for day use. Picnic areas, with picnic tables and grills, are located throughout the forest.

ARBORETUM
The Hooser Woodland Arboretum is located adjacent to the state forest office, and is open year round without charge. Spring, summer and fall are the best times to visit the arboretum. The trail through the arboretum is self-guiding and the walking is easy. You may park your vehicle across from the arboretum entrance or at the forest office. An accessible parking spot and connecting trail are located adjacent to the arboretum. The arboretum contains about three acres with a ¼ mile winding trail. There is a shorter segment of the trail that is wheelchair accessible in dry weather.

This informal arboretum was established in an existing wooded area. Additional species have been added to those already present, and the collection currently contains about 60 different species identified by signs along the trail. The most common species, such as the oaks and hickories, are represented within the arboretum by several specimens. These specimens were present when the arboretum was established. Unlike many arboretums, our goal is not to provide a great number of different species, but to offer a representation of the common woodland trees in Indiana.

Woodland Education Trail:
The trail is approximately 1-1/4 miles long, or about one hour of easy walking.

Tank Spring Trail:
Tank Spring Trail is a moderately rugged hiking trail situated in the hills of eastern Martin County. The trailhead is located along a county road approximately three miles from the Martin State Forest office. It can be reached by going straight south out of the forest entrance on State Road 650 and following the signs to the trailhead.

The hiking trail was initially established in 1979 and led directly to Tank Spring. In 1980-81, a second section of trail was constructed which began at the Spring and followed a different route back, thus completing a loop and bringing the total trail length to three miles. Several Young Adult Conservation Corps (YACC) crews supplied the labor to build the trail.

Mountain bike trails
Martin State Forest offers 7 miles of mountain bike trails. Mountain bikes are only permitted on those designated trails. For further details and a trail map, click the loop you are interested in riding.

Firelanes
Easy. Numbered and mapped firelanes.

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Routt House

Routt House

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Constructed in 1832, the Routt House was the first stop for the stage coach New Albany-Vincennes Trace route in the middle 1800's. Except for this house, the town of Mount Pleasant has disappeared from history. The Routt House is located two miles south of Indiana State Road 550 on the Mount Pleasant Road.


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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Houghton House

Houghton House


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Major William Houghton, a Civil War Veteran, built this house in 1835. He was the president of the White River Bank. The house is one of two stage coach houses in Martin County. It was also a part of the Underground Railroad. It can be found southeast of Loogootee, a little less that a half mile east of the Houghton Bridge across the White River.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Muster Elm

Muster Elm

Muster Elm is the place in Trinity Springs where the 65th Indiana Regiment mustered in 1861 proir to marching off to the Civil War. The site is now a park with picnic tables. An historical marker marks the spot of the Muster Elm.

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Monday, February 11, 2013

Trinity Springs

Trinity Springs

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Trinity Springs was one of the many sulphur springs that made southern Indiana a tourist mecca for people seeking the healing powers of natural spring water. This group of three springs became well enough known that passengers from six trains a day brought people to the depot to be whisked away by horse drawn bus to one of the seven hotels that served tourists at Trinity Springs. When the railroad changed routes the supply of passengers diminished and Trinity Springs faded away. The three springs are still there, about eight miles north of Shoals and one half mile west of Harrisonville, Indiana.
Trinity Springs is an unincorporated town on Indiana State Road 450.

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Friday, February 8, 2013

Overlook Park - Shoals, Indiana

Overlook Park



       




Overlook Park is located west of Shoals, Indiana on US Route 50/150. There is a wonderful veiw of the White River Valley below the park.

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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Spout Spring

Spout Spring

Spout Springs, at the base of the Bluffs of Beaver Bend near Shoals, Indiana, is one of the highest volumn springs in Indiana. Nearby the visitor will see "Date Wall," a place where the locals go out in a boat and mark the water levels and date of floods on the White River.

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Bluffs of Beaver Bend

Bluffs of Beaver Bend

Directions
To get to Bluffs of Beaver Bluffs from Shoals, travel west on U.S. 50 into town. Immediately past the White River Bridge on the southeast corner, turn left (south) onto Water Street (C.R. 63). Continue south to Spout Springs Road (this is the first right you can take) and turn right. Travel roughly .13 mile to the parking lot on the left side of the road.

The Bluffs of Beaver Bend possess a rich variety of ferns and wildflowers. The colorful sandstone bluffs tower one hundred feet above the White River. The Bluffs were used by the American Indians for shelter and they gathered food from the river. The Nature Conservancy & Division of Nature Preserves owns and manages The 748 acre. There are no trails so visitors are asked to please tread carefully.

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

House Rock - Martin County

House Rock



       




There are numerous "rock houses" along the White River in Martin County but this one is the biggest. The early settlers and American Indians used rock houses for shelter and as meeting places as they are sheltered from the elements. House Rock in Jug Rock Nature Preserve is well worth visiting. Paul Wonning's Books on Amazon Page
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Monday, February 4, 2013

Pinnacle Rock

Pinnacle Rock



       




Pinnacle Rock, or simply the Pinnacle, is located in Jug Rock Nature Preserve near Shoals, Indiana.  Pinnacle Rock is a huge sandstone rock formation with a vertical drop of over two hundred feet. Pinnacle Rock was part of a huge sandstone rock formation that eroded away over the centuries leaving the formations of Pinnacle Rock, Jug Rock and other rock formations along the river.

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Friday, February 1, 2013

Jeffersonville Farmers Market

Exploring Indiana's Historic Sites,  Markers & Museums -  South East Edition
Exploring Indiana's Historic Sites,
Markers & Museums -
South East Edition
Jeffersonville Farmers Market

Jeffersonville Farmers Market is hosted at
Big Four Bridge in Downtown Jeffersonville.

Jeffersonville Farmers Market
Jeffersonville Farmers Market Hours

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Martin County Museum

Martin County Museum
Capital Ave
P.O. Box 564
Shoals, Indiana 47581
812-247-1133

The old Court House in Shoals serves as the home of the Martin County Musuem on Capital Ave. The building is on the National Register of Historical Places and houses a nice collection of records and memorabilia of Martin County's past.

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