Things To Do Around Spring Mill State Park

Nearby there are many great attractions to check out during your stay at Spring Mill State Park.

Nearby Indiana Towns

Mitchell

Less than 4 miles west of the park.  Shop for antiques in the historic downtown area, visit the Grissom Boyhood Home/Museum, or take in a show at the Mitchell Opera House.

Bedford

Just 14 miles north of the park.  Visit the Lawrence County Museum of History (Lawrence County is the Limestone Capital of the World), pick up some fresh squeezed apple cider from Applacres, then travel a bit north and have a drink and bite to eat at Salt Creek Brewery.

French Lick / West Baden Springs

About 20 miles southwest of the park.  These sister towns are home to lots of attractions, including the Indiana Railway Museum/French Lick Scenic Railway and French Lick Resort (which includes the historic West Baden Springs Hotel, the historic French Lick Springs Hotel, and the French Lick Casino).

Wineries

Carousel Winery

Less than 7 miles northeast of the park.  Offering tastings, tours and more.

French Lick Winery

Just over 20 miles southwest of the park in French Lick/West Baden Springs.  Offering tastings, gift shop, café and distillery.

Patoka Lake Winery

About 35 miles southwest of the park just outside the main entrance to Patoka Lake.  Offering tastings, tours, snacks, gift shop and more.

Outdoor Attractions

Bluespring Caverns Park

Just 11 miles northwest of the park. Enjoy seasonal boat tours of an underground river flowing through a cave, guided kayak trips (year round) and much more.

Hoosier National Forest

Here you’ll find a large selection of very nice trails.  The closest area is the middle section of Hoosier National Forest – a couple trails are hiking only, though most are multiple use (also allowing horseback riding and mountain biking).  If you venture further north to the Lake Monroe area you will find hiking and multiple use trails in the northern section of Hoosier National Forest.

Lake Monroe

About 30-40 miles north or the park, depending on which area you visit.  Opportunities at Indiana’s largest lake include boating/boat rentals, fishing, swimming and more.  Also near the lake are several trails in the northern section of Hoosier National Forest.

Patoka Lake

About 30-40 miles southwest of the park, depending on which area you visit.  Opportunities at Indiana’s second largest (and cleanest) lake include boating/boat rentals, fishing, swimming, hiking and more.  Wildlife boat tours and wine cruises on the lake available from Patoka Lake Marina.

Paoli Peaks

About 17 miles south of the park.  During the winter months you can enjoy skiing, snowboarding and tubing.

Marengo Cave US National Natural Landmark

About 30 miles south of the park.  Several different cave tours and cave exploration offered, as well as many other activities.

For more area attractions visit limestonecountry.com