Fall Break Plans


Brynne Varvel

With fall break fast approaching (October 8-11), students may not know what to do with these extra days. Fear not, because Optimist has you covered on activities for the four-day weekend. With the mild fall weather finally setting in, students have the perfect opportunity to visit the numerous state parks within an hour drive of Bloomington. Brown County State Park, McCormick’s Creek State Park, The Hoosier National Forest, and Yellowwood State Forest provide endless places to hike, camp, canoe/kayak, and bike. From the creekfalls in McCormick’s Creek to the historic home of TC Steele, these parks also offer beautiful scenery for their visitors. Brown County has the historic town of Nashville, which features great places to eat and shop along with a very calm atmosphere. If you are looking for a good group activity, try paintball or zip lining, which can be found in various locations within the parks. Looking for something to do in town? Lake Griffy offers kayak and canoe rentals on Saturdays and Sundays, or you can visit the hiking trails around Griffy or Monroe lake.