With two world-class environmental centers and a variety of trails, Wayne County’s mantra could well be “take a hike.” Meant in the most positive way, for a profusion of physical, mental and spiritual reasons.
By paddle, pedal, foot or golf cart, you're going to have ample opportunity for things to do in Richmond / Wayne County Indiana.
Cycling and Fitness Warehouse, on S. 3rd in Richmond, across from the Cardinal Greenway, rents free bikes. They also rent helmets and locks. Bikes are available on a 1st come 1st served basis.
You can launch your own fishing boat there for only $6/day or you can buy a yearly launch permit for $46/IN state resident, $56/out of state resident. The Middlefork Reservoir is a "NO WAVE, NO WAKE" area. Rental options are currently unavailable.
Brookville Lake is situated in the picturesque Whitewater River Valley with traces of prehistorical Indian mounds known for their archaeological significance. Something for everyone. Brookville has a 5,260 acre lake that is great for fishing complete with 10 ramps around the lake and four marinas. There are picnic and camping areas, beaches, and cabins for rent.
Get back to nature along Indiana's longest paved rail-trail which spans 58 miles from Richmond through Muncie to Gas City, Indiana. The terrain is gentle, for hikers, joggers, cyclists, skaters, and outdoor enthusiasts, surrounded by the sights and sounds of nature.
A public memorial was built to honor those who served in Vietnam. A POW/MIA memorial from the when the traveling wall memorial came through Wayne County, a stone listing the number of those who died in Vietnam, and a statue of the military rifle and boots are all included surrounded by Indiana stones. Please respectfully visit the site at this residential home and take pictures. Parking is a
Plays in an inner city public community park that offers a unique variety of holes.
Over 100 acres of natural and developed wildlife habitats including wetlands, ponds, wooded ravines, and a native Indiana prairie. The Jim Cope Conifer Trail features 55 species of pines, spruces, larches, and firs from around the world. Over three miles of hiking trails are available 365 days a year. Environmental education programs are available during all seasons and on weekends.
Olympic sized outdoor pool with water slides and separate large childrens' pool.
Over the years a total of 29 covered bridges were built in Preble County, Ohio. Today, seven covered bridges remain including the oldest bridge in the state of Ohio.
Dougherty Orchards is the oldest family owned apple orchard in the state of Indiana. Located in Cambridge City, Dougherty Orchards has been growing apples for 134 years and creating family memories for generations. Make a day trip out of it—Visit Dougherty's Petting Farm, enjoy a tasty homemade apple cider donut, or come try our Craft Beer and Apple Wine.
Owned by NASCAR driver Tony Stewart. A 0.5 mile high-banked clay oval hosting Pennzoil World of Outlaws, USAC, Modifieds, All Star Sprints, Late Models, 360 Sprints, and other series. Season: April-Oct. Ticket prices and race times vary.
This course sits in the biggest park in Richmond, IN. It plays through the some of old growth forest, and uses all of the terrain features of the park. It is challenging, but yet is also not so hard that it scares new players away.
Under the lights driving range is open from sunset to 10 pm. Two mile golf cart paths may be used for walking, running and skating.