Things to Do at Salt Creek Golf Retreat
Located just outside of Nashville, Indiana is Brown County State Park. This amazing park is a place you will want to visit often as it has so much to offer. Amenities include: picnic shelters, 20 miles of mountain biking trails, 20 miles of hiking trails and 70 miles of horse trails. It opened in 1929 and is rich with native pine, black locust, black walnut and spruce trees. The park is open all year and there are also a lodge for activities.
- Zip Line & Arial Adventure Parks-
Experience the tree top views and the breath taking forest in a way that only Zip lining can offer. You can also take an ATV tour and even if you are a novice, you’ll have a great time! Check out eXplore Brown County website for more information on how you can zip line or take a tour!
The TC Steele State Historic Site is a must visit for history-loving travelers. You’ll enjoy guided tours of Steele’s studio and home, stroll through Selma Steele’s restored gardens and discover the ever-changing views of scenic southern Indiana.
- Theater –
The Brown County Playhouse Performing Arts Center is managed by the the Brown County Community Foundation (BCCF). The playhouse features live dramatic performances of comedy, dance, the latest films and a variety of musical events.
- Winery and Distillery Libations –
Brown County Winery provides customers with high quality local wines, a relaxed atmosphere and an educational and enjoyable experience. They offer complimentary, daily tastings of a variety of dry, semi-sweet and dessert wines made from grapes and berries. When visiting Nashville stop by the downtown tasting room or the winery on State Road 46, where they produce and bottle award-winning wines. If you’re interested in sampling local moonshine, Bear Wallow Distillery is the place to go. Made with the first legal still in Brown County, Hidden Holler Moonshine is typical of the kind of whiskey that is known to have been made in southern Indiana illegally since the late 1700’s.
- Horseback Riding –
Schooner Valley Stables offers a variety of rides from walk/trot to cantering so all level of riders will have a great time. A great experience for the whole family.
- Golf –
The Salt Creek Golf Retreat itself has a par 71 golf course that spans through the Indiana wilderness. Also in the area, there are two other nearby golf courses for travelers to try for a low score. If you like to hit the links, be sure to bring your clubs along on your vacation to Salt Creek Golf Resort!
- The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis –
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is the world’s largest children’s museum. With 12 outside sports experiences and five indoor floors consisting over 120,000 artifacts, it’s easy to see why it receives more than one million visitors annually. It’s only an hour away from our property, so if you have some free time check it out! You’ll enjoy it just as much as the kids!
What To Pack
When visiting Brown County, In. you’ll need a variety of items. If you plan on exploring the national park, hiking shoes are a must. Choose fast drying clothing as there are puddles, rivers and streams for you to splash through. Bug repellent is also a great idea anytime you’re spending the day outdoors. Even in the summer, the temperature drops at night and you’ll be comfortable if you bring a light jacket or wrap. Don’t forget sunscreen and your golf clubs if you will be out on the course. For additional packing hacks and tips, check out our Sundance Vacations Packing Tips video.
The easiest way to see everything in Brown County is via public transportation. There are also several rental car companies in Bloomington, In. for travelers to use. Visit Payless Car rental, Avis, ACE Rent A Car, or Enterprise all located on Walnut St, Bloomington In. If you are looking for tips to help save you money on that rental car, be sure to read this article on the Sundance Vacations Travel Blog: “10 Tips for Saving Money on Rental Cars”
- January – Frosty Trails 5 Mile Run
- March – Brown County Music Celebration, Maple Syrup Festival
- April – Indiana Wine Fair
- May – Taste of Brown County
- June – Art Village Cinefest
- July- Indiana State Fingerstyle Guitar Festival
- August- Bean Blossom Blues Fest
- September- Hoosier Hops & Harvest
- October- Back Roads Studio Tour, HMBA Brown County Epic
- November – Gingerbread Log Cabin Competition
- December- Christmas in Brown County
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- Home of the world’s oldest bluegrass festival. Bluegrass great Bill Monroe made Bean Blossom his home away from home for more than forty years. In June, 1967 he held his first two-day bluegrass festival.
- In 1949, the Brown County Playhouse started an exciting theatre tradition in the hills of southern Indiana.
- Indiana’s greatest contribution to the history of American art was the art colony that began in Brown County in the early 1900’s.