Brown County Trip Guide | Midwest Living

Brown County Trip Guide

Nashville (population: 803), the county seat, is a great destination for cool boutiques, artsy finds and the artists’ inspiration: rolling hills and natural beauty.
Brown County State Park
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Bean Blossom Covered Bridge.
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What to do

Brown County State Park Visitors flock to Indiana's largest state park for horseback riding, hiking and mountain biking. See reviews and ratings. (812) 988-6406; stateparks.in.gov

Brown County Craft Gallery More than 20 local artisans show their works, including pottery, jewelry and baskets, at this Nashville spot. (812) 988-7058; browncountycraftgallery.com

Hoosier National Forest More than 200,000 acres and 266 miles of trails await, with camping, hunting, fishing and boating. (866) 302-4173; fs.usda.gov/hoosier

Where to eat

The Nashville House Fried biscuits, hickory-smoked ham and apple butter satisfy in a homey setting. See reviews and ratings. (812) 988-4554; browncountyinn.com

Story Inn Feast on inventive seasonal fare, such as pecan-crusted chicken with peaches, in a converted store at the site of the former town of Story. (Stay here if you dare: This B&B claims to be haunted.) From $129. See reviews and ratings. (800) 881-1183; storyinn.com

Where to stay

Abe Martin Lodge Settle into the cozy stone and timber lodge or cabins at Brown County State Park. An indoor aquatic center makes it a hit with families. From $72. See reviews and ratings. (877) 563-4371; indianainns.com

For information: Brown County Visitors Center (800) 753-3255; browncounty.com

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