Fall is a beautiful time of year to get outside. The changing colors, the smell of leaves, the crisp breeze and the soft sunshine, let’s not forget the tastes of Fall offered at Tuttle’s or Piney Acres Farm!
Here’s a great list of Fall foliage walks in our own Hancock County from Greenfield Community:
Begins at CR 600W, New Palestine, IN 46163
Pennsy Trail is a 5.6-mile asphalt paved trail that runs parallel to US Route 40 (and I-70) through downtown Greenfield. Walking or biking the Pennsy Trail offers both tree-lined views and access to downtown sights and shopping. With multiple parking areas along the trail, you can easily decide whether your autumn stroll is a long or short one. Don’t miss the trail markers pointing out important spots in Hancock County history!
333 N Lincoln St, Greenfield, IN 46176
Known as the “feature park” of Greenfield, Riley Park has multiple paved walking areas for a fall hike, as well as open areas to play. When the splash pad and pool close down for fall, you know the hundreds of trees on this 40-acre property are getting ready to explode with the colors of fall foliage. Before it cools down too much, take in the autumn sights at Brandywine Creek where natural wildlife abounds.
2770 N Franklin St, Greenfield, IN 46140
If you want to get into nature this fall, Beckenholdt Park is the spot for you. With 75 acres of land that includes two wetlands, a native prairie, a fishing pond, plus paved or unpaved trail options, there’s something for everyone at Beckenholdt. You can even bring along your furry friend for an autumn romp through the two-acre Rover’s Run Bark Park, with passes available from the Greenfield Parks Department.
JACOB SCHRAMM NATURE PRESERVE
1926 S 600 W, New Palestine, IN 46163
Ready to get off the beaten path? Try visiting Jacob Schramm Nature Preserve in New Palestine. These mature woods offer a beginner-level unpaved loop trail featuring a number of indigenous trees, local wildlife and beautiful wildflowers. You’ll definitely get the fall leaves experience as you crunch your way through this unique nature preserve.
400 W Church St, Fortville, IN 46040
Take in fall in Fortville with a visit to Memorial Park. Meet up with friends at a shelter for an autumn picnic, play with your kiddos at the three different playgrounds, or take a walk along their numerous foot trails to see the changing leaves on the mature local trees. Rolling hillsides and natural waterways create a gorgeous atmosphere for enjoying a fall Indiana day.
5624 S Carroll Rd, New Palestine, IN 46163
Located just inside Marion County and managed by Indianapolis Parks and Recreation, Southeastway Park is a 188-acre destination spot for families and nature lovers to spot fall foliage. Southeastway offers seasonal programming such as hayrides each fall, and a paved 2.5-mile walking trail, playground, prairie preserve, and wetland area with a pond and access to Buck Creek.
Get Outside! And Enjoy the season!