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State sponsors Outdoor Experience to let Hoosiers try sports, activities

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosiers who want to pick up a new outdoor hobby will now have the chance to at the Ford Hoosier Outdoor Experience this weekend at the Fort Harrison State Park. The outdoor experience – sponsored by the Indiana Natural Resources Foundation and the Department of Natural Resources – will […]

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Explore: Bikeshare, Cultural Trail offer fun

Explore: Pacers Bikeshare allows fun way to view the Indianapolis Cultural Trail on Vimeo. By Emily Metheny TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — As a crow in a red and white striped bathing suit once said, “there’s more than corn in Indiana.” There are soy beans, for example.  However, I doubt he was talking about was not our […]

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A few DNR campsites still available for holiday weekend

By Seth Morin TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS- Available campsites are getting harder to find this holiday weekend. But the Indiana Department of Natural Resources said a few campsites are still available. Fireworks will be prohibited. Sites at Lincoln and Skakamak state parks are still available for those who prefer primitive or non-electric camping. For those who want […]

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Damaged areas of Knobstone Trail to reopen next week

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The entire length of the Knobstone Trail in Southern Indiana will reopen to hikers next week after being closed 18 months to repair tornado damage. The official opening of the affected trail areas and the Jackson Road Trailhead is Oct. 11. However, work on damaged horse trails continues and those […]

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State needs volunteers for outdoor experience event

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Natural is looking for volunteers for the fifth annual Hoosier Outdoor Experience, which takes place late next month at Fort Harrison State Park in Indianapolis. The Hoosier Outdoor Experience, sponsored this year by Central Indiana Ford dealers, is the state’s largest hands-on outdoor recreation event and […]


An outdoor workshop for women

Staff report The Statehouse File   INDIANAPOLIS – Women interested in the outdoors have a chance to take courses ranging from shotgun shooting to fly-fishing.   These classes are open to women who want to practice their skills with others or just enjoy the activities. Participants will choose four activities from among 27 offerings. New for […]