With two world-class environmental centers, a variety of trails, cusatomizable adventure packages and more, 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 and Wayne County Indiana.
Children can get up close and personal with nature at Hayes Arboretum's Nature Playscape! Unlike traditional playgrounds, the nature playscape uses natural materials to provide a creative and interactive play experience.
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 $50/IN state resident, $60/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.
A beautiful assortment of flowers attract butterflies to Hayes Arboretum's Butterfly Garden. The butterfly garden is not only stunning to observe, but it makes a meaningful impact by creating habitat for butterflies in all of their life stages. Bring your cameras and relax in this peaceful oasis.
Get back to nature along Indiana's longest paved rails-trails which spans 62 miles from Richmond through Muncie to Marion, Indiana. The terrain is gentle, for hikers, joggers, cyclists, skaters, and outdoor enthusiasts. No Bike, No Problem . . . Cycling & Fitness Warehouse offers FREE bike rental and is located one block south of the Greenway trailhead.
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
Play in an inner city public community park that offers a unique variety of 8 baskets.
Bird watching is a favorite pastime here as well as hiking and exploring the 100 acres of 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.
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 just east of 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, refreshing apple cider and more.
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 Indiana's old growth forest, and uses all of the terrain features of the park. This 18 basket course is challenging, yet not so hard that it scares new players away.
Does your game need a little practice? The Glen Miller practice course is a great place to freshen up.
Also enjoy a two mile golf cart path for walking, running and skating.
Established in 1885, this park has a springfed lake, disc golf, skate-park, playground, tennis courts, trails, GaGa pit and music garden. Roosevelt Hill is a great location for kite flying. There are many locations throughout the park for an enjoyable picnic.