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Winter Wellness Weekend at Brown County State Park, Jan. 18-20

Brown County State Park

Brown County State Park. AroundIndy.com staff photo, (c) 2009, all rights reserved.

By Jamie Newton
Brown County Visitors Center
http://www.browncounty.com/

Need a cure for your cabin fever? Then come on out to the Winter Wellness Weekend, happening January 18–20, 2013, in Brown County State Park, Nashville, Indiana. Shake off those winter blues! The event offers Winter Hikes, the Frosty Trails 5 Mile Race, and Warm UP from Within – a weekend full of relaxing workshops and classes.

Take a hike on one of the two self-guided trails, which will have hikers taking in magnificent surroundings with some interactive and warming activities along the way. Visitors can choose from the Southern Loop Hike (3.5) miles or the Woodland Hike (2.75) miles. If you are a runner, there’s also the Frosty Trails 5 Mile run; a challenging course in the Park. Lift your spirit with Warm UP from Within at Abe Martin Lodge Friday, Saturday and Sunday. This event includes a wide variety of activities to get you moving and reflecting for only $45.

“The Winter Wellness Weekend has grown from just a couple of hikes to a full weekend of hiking, running, yoga, meditation, and more. Enjoy the activities, and of course, the beautiful scenery that Brown County State Park always offers. The energy felt around the park is unmatched and is such a great event for anyone looking to get a little active before spring,” said Jane Ellis, Executive Director of the Brown County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

With so many activities in which to participate, this is a perfect place to escape for the weekend! For more information, please visit http://www.browncountywinterhike.com/ or call the Brown County Visitor’s Center at 800-753-3255.

List of Events

Winter Hike
9:00am
Cost $1.00
Brown County State Park
Starting points at Nature Center and the Recreational Hall
812-988-7303

Southern Loop Hike (3.5 miles): Beginning at the Nature Center, hikers begin on a closed park road past breathtaking Hohen point, into Strahl Valley then around Lake Strahl. Return to the Nature Center via Trail #6.

Woodland Hike (2.75 miles): Beginning at the park’s Recreation Building and proceeding through Ogle Hollow Nature Preserve (Trail #5), around Lake Ogle (Trail #7), and returning to the Recreation Building.

Warm Up from Within
Classes all weekend
Cost $45.00
Abe Martin Lodge
http://www.riverlightyoga.com/
812-988-9642

Breakfast with the Naturalists
7:00 am
Cost: Menu prices
Little Gem Restaurant at Abe Martin Lodge
http://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/inns/abe/
812-988-4418

Frosty Trails Five Mile
10:30 am
Cost $25
Brown County State Park
Headquarters at the Lower Shelter
http://www.inrunco.com/frostytrails
812-822-0327

Hiker’s Lunch Buffet
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Cost: Menu Prices
Little Gem Restaurant at Abe Martin Lodge
http://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/inns/abe/
812-988-4418

About Brown County, Indiana

For more than 100 years, artists and adventurers alike have been drawn to the rustic beauty and quiet charm of Brown County, IN, one of America’s original artists’ colonies. Everyone will find something to love – whether it’s eclectic boutiques and galleries,
mountain biking and zip line adventures, outstanding scenery, welcoming accommodations, or simply the opportunity to reconnect with one another. Whether you’re looking for a quiet getaway or an exhilarating adventure, your perfect escape awaits you here.

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