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Fort Harrison State Park, Indianapolis

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Fort Harrison State Park is a state park for many seasons for many reasons. Patrons may enjoy visiting the park all year round, especially in winter since Fort Harrison features the Sledding Hill, one of the biggest in this area. Spring is the season to walk with the woodland wildflowers in full bloom across the park. Summer is the perfect time for a canoe trip down Fall Creek, the major water feature that runs through the north side of Fort Harrison. Autumn brings warm, sunny days and breathtaking fall colors to this, the last forested corner left in Marion County. Enjoy The Fort Golf Course and for an overnight trip, stay at the Fort Harrison Inn and Conference Center.
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  • This is a very nice state park that includes places to hike, bike, fish, cookout, ride horses, and they even have a museum on site. I was here recently and must say I was very surprised at how great i...  more »
  • We visited for a photo shoot of the grand kids. We found multiple areas to capture great images. Many swing sets and tons of green grass and trees. We could see the bike and walking paths and lots of ...  more »
  • We love the Fort Harrison State Park. There are so many bike, hiking, jogging and walking trails to choose from.  more »
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  • Staff was able to direct us to exactly the kind of trail matched what we were looking for as well as helpful tips when the park is busy. The trail we tried (the shared bike and walking path) had excellent views snaking around a ravine. The path is narrow and probably more than a little dangerous when wet. It wasn't too difficult where it was dry though.
  • It's great having an easily accessible State Park pretty much in our backyard. We love the hiking trails and our son loves the playground. My husband and son plan to go fishing there soon, great stocked pond. We also love the horses! I think a guided horseback ride is on the agenda for this summer as well.
  • Great park near Indianapolis. They have some great ponds, camp sites, and many nice trails. We went for the annual outdoor and were able to enjoy archery, shotgun shooting, fishing and more.
  • Love it here! Plenty trails for biking and walking, playgrounds, a pond and lots of open space. Great for families and pets. Limited garbage cans though.
  • Love this park! Tons of things to do A museum Trails Bbq stations Play grounds Ponds Fishing Tons of walking paths n trails n biking Horse back riding n lessons Pony rides Beautiful place

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