When winter comes around, there are two choices: stay inside for a few months or get outside and enjoy winter fun.
Here in Festival Country Indiana, as soon as we get enough snow to cover the ground, I like heading to Freedom Park in Greenwood. The park’s large hill is often filled with people enjoying sledding. Another popular sledding spot is Province Park in Franklin.
For cross-country skiing, I usually either head to University Park in Greenwood, which has 40 acres to explore, or Laura Hare Preserve at Blossom Hollow. The preserve has a nice trail to walk during the summer, and in winter it is a fun place to cross-country ski. Note that it is a bit hilly.
The best part about winter fun is getting back inside to warm up. I recommend stopping at one of our coffee shops and tea houses, like 1823 Bakehouse in Franklin (which is gluten free) Benjamin’s Coffee House in Franklin, Brickhouse Coffee in Greenwood, Coffeehouse Five in Greenwood, Sassafras Tea Room in Greenwood and Strange Brew Coffee House in Greenwood.