Fall into Fun Outdoor Package Activities
Wanting to getaway with social distancing in mind? Check out Richmond ~ Wayne County’s outdoor recreation deals. We've paired fun outdoor adventures with lodging offers so you can stay overnight, play longer and pay less!
Crisp air, festive foliage, flavors to savor, and fall fun abound in Wayne County. Sweater weather makes hiking and biking even better as you soak in the quiet, natural beauty along our numerous trails. Visit a local orchard or pumpkin patch in search of a future jack-o-lantern. A corn maze, sunflower fields, elk farm, fossil hunting, canoeing, scenic drives, and delicious apple treats are here for you to discover. Fall into Fun in Richmond/Wayne County!
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.
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.
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.
The Cope family purchased the land in the 1940s. They were motivated by a sense of environmental stewardship and a passion for renewable energy. During the hike, you'll learn about the evolution of the land and their legacy.
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.
Follow the migration of the nation. The nation's first interstate highway, however, was built at a time when vehicles were typically "one-horse" power! Established by an act of Congress in 1806, the Old National Road made its way westward from Maryland in 1811 to western Illinois, where it was completed in 1832.
Stroll the open-air Walk of Fame that plays tribute to the jazz, country, big band, blues, and gospel greats who recorded at Gennett Records during the early 19th century. Louis Armstrong, Hoagy Carmichael, Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Ellington, Charley Patton, Thomas A. Dorsey, Gene Autry are some of the many artists that recorded at Gennett Records.
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.
This skate park has a really fun bowl, plus a variety of crazy ledges and rails.