7 Reasons to Think Spring

Trail at Lincoln State Park going uphill with bright green grass on either side and redbud trees blooming for spring

Warmer days are starting to make an appearance around here. And bitterly cold days are becoming fewer, fingers crossed. That can mean only one thing: Spring is coming! 

(Of course, we’re not putting our parkas and boots away just yet… this is southern Indiana, after all!) 

If you’re ready to shake off the winter blues, here are seven reasons to start thinking spring. 

7 Reasons to Get in the Swing of Spring 

  1. Hikes at Lincoln State Park and Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial are about to get a lot more colorful. The scenery will start greening up before too long, and dogwood and redbud trees will soon add a splash of their vibrant hues to the landscape.
  2. Spring is a time of rebirth and renewal… and a great time to revamp your closet! Evergreen Boutique & Christmas Shop has just what you need to add a special spring touch to your wardrobe.
  3. Calling all crafters! Get ready to work on your spring projects at the Spring Crafting Retreat Weekend at Santa’s Lodge, April 16 – 18.
  4. Warmer weather means the return of outdoor dining! Find the best places to dine outside, from favorite restaurants to prime picnic spots.   
  5. It’ll soon be time to get back in the saddle. Santa’s Stables kicks off the season with weekend rides in April. Contact them today to make your reservation!
  6. Shed winter pounds when you get active at one of the area’s many community parks. Hit the walking trails at Jim Yellig Park. Enjoy a round of disc golf at Grandview Park. Or play like a kid again on the playground at Dale Park. See all parks and other outdoor recreation.  
  7. Take a trip back in time when Lincoln Pioneer Village & Museum hosts its popular Spring Heritage Day on May 8. Enjoy a day of fun and education for all ages, including costumed interpreters, kids’ activities, food, music, and more. 

Plan Your Spring Visit 

In the spring mood now? Start planning your visit! The My Trip Planner Tool will help you find a place to staythings to do, and the best eats in the area.

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