September 20, 2016
Fill Up Your Fall with Adventure

Six opportunities to adventure through Indiana's most wild places, with beer and literature in hand!

Thursday marks the first day of autumn. Leaves will begin to change, the cool air will set in and our Next Indiana Campfires schedule will begin to take you to you Indiana’s most wild places! Join us at one of our Next Indiana Campfires, designed to connect nature, literature and Indiana’s Bicentennial. We’ll take you through some of Indiana’s most wild places while reading the works of important Hoosier authors. We’ll complete our excursions with an Upland Brewing Co. beer and thoughtful conversation around a campfire.

Here are six opportunities to fill your fall with a bit of adventure. Join us for:

  1. A sunset hike around Centerville’s Cope Environmental Center grounds on Sept. 29. Complete with Upland Brewing Co. beer and s’mores! Grab your ticket.
  2. A 90-minute paddling adventure by long canoe on Oct. 8 in Michigan Citycomplete with lively discussion and Upland Brewing Co. Beer. Don’t miss this.
  3. A hike through the restored Loblolly Marshes that inspired Gene Stratton-Porter’s beloved novel A Girl of the Limberlost on Oct. 8. Register now.
  4. A scenic walk through the 55-acre natural area nestled on the Marian University campus on Oct. 21. Sign up to explore this spot, first restored more than 100 years ago by prominent landscape Architect Jens Jensen.
  5. A two-hour long adventure through Glaciers End Nature Preserve with our friends at Central Indiana Land Trust on Oct. 29. You’ll explore this unique ecological site with an Upland Brewing Co. Beer in hand! Get details.
  6. An exploration of Morgan-Monroe State Forest with the Indiana Forest Alliance, as part of the 2016 Spirit & Place Festival. Snag a spot.

Can’t make it? Explore Indiana’s wild places with your friends and family. Register for one of our 1,000 FREE “Trek & Talk Toolkits.” Toolkits include discussion materials, swag and everything you need to make your own Next Indiana Campfire.

Get all the program details and catch our past “Campfire Chatter” here.


Next Indiana Campfires is a unique way to connect nature, literature and Indiana’s Bicentennial. The program is supported by the Efroymson Family Fund, the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust and Pulitzer Prizes Centennial Campfires. Indiana Humanities is supported in part by Lilly Endowment Inc. and the National Endowment of the Humanities. 

This post is part of the weekly blog series devoted to the initiative. Check back every Tuesday to learn more about Indiana’s great environmental literature, find out interesting facts about Hoosier stewardship, get all the latest program details and more.


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