Brown County State Park
Park at any vista in the Brown County State Park, and you are guaranteed a stunning view of Brown County’s “Little Smokies.” New York Travel Guides agrees! The website recently ranked it the third-best state park for fall foliage in the United States! You must see it to believe it. While you are there, plan to shop in downtown Nashville and enjoy a meal at one of the town’s unique restaurants! You will probably hear live music and see an artist painting, carving, or crafting, too!
The view at Overlook Park is beautiful any time of year, but when the leaves transform from a deep green to the warm colors of fall, it is quite the sight to see! You can see the winding White River, farms, and the valleys of the Indiana Uplands. Bring a picnic and a cozy blanket to enjoy a meal at the shelter!
The Overlook Restaurant
Fried chicken with a side of a beautiful 20-mile panoramic vista of the Ohio River. What gets better than that? Enjoy dinner as you watch the sunset behind the wooded hills in the Indiana Uplands at this restaurant in Crawford County. The Overlook Restaurant boasts delicious food served by a friendly staff. This restaurant is definitely worth a visit this fall!
With trails, a marina, and boat tours, you are sure to find the best fall view at Patoka Lake! Patoka Lake is the second-largest reservoir in Indiana, spreading across Dubois, Crawford, and Orange counties in the Indiana Uplands. Visit the Patoka Lake Winery in Dubois County to taste delicious wines and buy a bottle to pair with the great lake views!
Grab a slice – er, glass – of Apple Pie wine and take in the enchanting autumn views at the state’s oldest and largest winery, Oliver Winery! Stroll the gorgeous gardens, then grab a flight of wine to sip at the hillside picnic area – a perfect spot to see all of the colors on the trees this fall!
The 2,307-foot-long and 157-foot-tall Tulip Trestle is nestled in one of the most scenic areas in Greene County! The trestle is still in use today – truly a sight to see! Add in a splash of fall colors, and you have a spectacular view of autumn in the Indiana Uplands!
McCormick’s Creek State Park
Picturesque waterfalls surrounded by colorful trees flowing into a winding creek through a limestone canyon – you must see Indiana’s first state park in the fall! Hiking trails offer unique views of the rolling hills in McCormick’s Creek State Park. Want to see a bird’s eye view of it all? Take a trek up the fire tower!
Wander along two miles of this charming paved walking path in the heart of Jasper as it winds along the Patoka River. The path is primarily shaded, so make sure to take a moment and look up at the red, yellow, and orange leaves we know – and love – in the Indiana Uplands! The nearby Dave Buehler Plaza features four shelter houses, boat access to the river, a playground, restrooms, and more.