Top 10 Leaf-Peeping Locations In Indiana

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Dennis Nottingham
October 10, 2022
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Pumpkin spice, apple cinnamon, sweater weather, and the falling leaves in all shades of warm colors - Fall is finally here! The changing of the leaves from the green hues of summer to the warm shades of bright gold, orange, and red of autumn is something to look forward to each fall season. Lucky for Hoosiers and those traveling to the Hoosier State, Indiana has numerous spots to witness the beautiful autumn foliage.

Here are the top 10 Spots we recommend:

Indiana Dunes State Park

1600 N. East, Chesterton, IN 46304

Indiana Dunes State Park is among the best places to visit during the fall to witness the aesthetically pleasing color changing of the leaves. This park has a total of 2,182 acres, with several spots for anyone to enjoy the foliage either from the comfort of their cars or while walking and wandering the outdoors. 

Turkey Run State Park

8121 Park Rd, Marshall, IN 47859

Located along State Road Southwest of Crawfordsville, Turkey Run State Park offers the option to enjoy the autumn foliage either on foot or from a canoe. Stroll along the trails as the Miami Indians used to, enjoy the breathtaking sandstone cliffs and gorges, or enjoy the forest along Sugar Creek, which looks stunning from the park's Suspension Bridge, or while onboard the canoe. 

Monon Trail

Monon Trail, 1430 E 96th St. Indianapolis, IN 46240

Enjoy the colors of fall up close at the Monon Trail. Pedla, jog, or stroll along the paved pathways of the trail and pass under long stretches of leafy canopies as you make your way through an alternating mix of urban, suburban, park, and agricultural landscapes. You can find plenty of colorful leaves all around, overhead or underfoot, while at the same time enjoying numerous places to rest, shopping, cultural amenities, and more.

Indiana University

900 E. 7th St, Bloomington, IN 47403

This campus looks regal in all seasons of the year, but fall is when it stands out the most. The way the fall-toned foliage and the limestone architecture play off one another is simply breathtaking. The institution also offers tours with tourist guides wherein they can also come in groups to experience its Instagram-worthy architecture.  For tour information, visit : visitorcenter.indiana.edu


Spring Mill State Park

3333 State Road 60 E, Mitchell, IN 47446

All around Pioneer Village, autumn colors fill the natural area. Its rustic scenery sets a cozy ambiance for visitors. Visiting Spring Mill is like traveling back to the 1800s with its abundance of oak trees, great hills, and the restored pioneer village. Tourists can also embark on a guided tour and other activities.

Clifty Falls State Park

Madison, Indianapolis

Clifty Falls is among the most picturesque parks in Indiana, and during the fall, the beautiful foliage provides a fitting frame for the park's 4 major falls. Families have an option to enjoy a hike that ranges from easy to rugged or unwind and listen to the tranquil flow of the waterfall and view the amazing wildlife in the area. For those who want to spend a night in the park, Clifty Falls Inn offers rooms and suites with family-friendly and modern amenities for everyone to enjoy.

Brown County State Park 

Nashville, Indianapolis 

With a land area of 16,000 acres, the park offers a calming bird's eye view of the entire area's greens, oranges, and reds. Hiking trails, guided horseback rides, and many more activities can also be enjoyed while enjoying the scenery.

Versailles State Park 

1387 U.S. 50 E, Versailles, IN 47042

 Ranked as the second largest state park in Indiana, Versailles State Park is home to various species of songbirds and all sorts of wildlife, which makes it an even more exciting location for leaf-peeping during the fall. 

Fort Harrison State Park 

6000 N. Post Road, Indianapolis, IN 46216

 Autumn feels amazing at Fort Harrison, with its breathtaking sunny scenery that compliments the colors of the autumn leaves. This 1,700-acre park features walking and jogging trails, picnic sites, fishing access to Fall Creek, and two national historic districts.

Potato Creek State Park 

25601 State Road 4, North Liberty, IN 46554

A wide array of activities and facilities are offered year-round in Potato Creek State Park. Apart from the beautiful foliage view, visitors can enjoy boating and fishing at the 327-acre Worster Lake or the trails through the park, where hikers walk through old fields, woodlands, prairies, and wetlands.


If you're looking for a home with a picture-perfect view come the fall season, RE/MAX Advanced Realty can help!

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