FeaturesJune/July 2014 Issue

Visit Indy!

The Nature Buff Experience

Photo of Indy and Bikes courtesy of Lavengood Photography/Visit Indy

Photo of Indy and Bikes courtesy of Lavengood Photography/Visit Indy

The Indianapolis Cultural Trail is an internationally acclaimed 8-mile biking and walking trail that connects the city's five downtown cultural districts. The trail is a family-friendly way to explore the city.

Two exceptional back-to-nature experiences await you on the north-western side of the city, less than a half hourís drive from downtown Indy.

Eagle Creek Park (eaglecreekpark.org) boasts nearly 4,000 acres of land and 1,400 acres of water. Park activities include sailing and boat rentals, hiking trails, swimming and tons of beautiful areas for picnicking. For the adventurous, be sure to visit Go Ape, a treetop adventure course with zip lines, Tarzan swings and log balancing. At the unique Earth Discovery Center, youíll find exhibits and natural history information about native wildlife, insects and plants, as well as a beautiful deck with a view of Eagle Creek Reservoir. You might want to stop first at Georgetown Market (georgetownmarket.com), where youíll find plenty of gluten-free and allergy-friendly foods and snacks for a picnic.


Traders Point Creamery (tpforganics.com) in Zionsville is a picturesque family-owned organic dairy farm and artisan creamery. Check out the Friday night farmersí market or take a self-guided tour through the beautiful pastures where youíll likely spot deer, hawks, blue herons and even an occasional bald eagle. Cow milking takes place daily around 4 pm and is open to the public. Traders Point offers a great learning experience for the kids and a beautiful pastoral respite for folks of all ages. Be sure to plan a meal at the creameryís Loft Restaurant.

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Comments (2)

This magazine is about gluten-free. I would have much prefer more insight into the foods you ate at the places you visited. One line blurb doesn't say much.

Posted by: veganstylist | June 20, 2014 11:18 AM    Report this comment

Excellent article! Great travel guide to Indianapolis - even without the outstanding detail on GF choices. Nice work Ms. Rampton!

Posted by: RJ House | June 1, 2014 8:07 PM    Report this comment

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