Limestone Country in Southern Indiana, Bedford
Adventures carved in stone in Limestone Country!
Thanks to the unique limestone terrain, we have rolling hills to hike, rivers to paddle and caves to explore! Bluespring Caverns in Bedford is an amazing underground adventure. Take a guided boat ride on America’s longest underground river. You’ll discover amazing formations, dark passageways and blind fish, too!
Paddle and Pedal!
With the winding East Fork of the White River and Salt Creek, Limestone Country is an ideal spot for canoeing and kayaking as well. Most High Adventure Outfitters rents canoes, kayaks and bikes for family excursions through the scenic Indiana terrain.
State Park Surprises!
Limestone Country is home to one of the best state parks for outdoor recreation. At Spring Mill State Park in Mitchell, you and your family can hike, geocache and camp. The park offers surprising activities, too. You can travel through time! At the Pioneer Village, costumed re-enactors demonstrate pioneer days while the impressive water-powered grist mill grinds corn into corn meal. From the pioneer era to the space age, Spring Mill State Park is also the home of the Gus Grissom Memorial, honoring Hoosier astronaut Virgil "Gus" Grissom, America's second man in space. The Memorial features interactive exhibits, Grissom's space suit and a real space capsule he flew.
The fall season is breathtaking in Limestone Country when limestone terrain is accented by hills of fall color. Check out the Leaf Cam to view Limestone Country’s fall color in real-time!
This season is time for local fall flavors, too. Salt Creek Brewery in Bedford is the county's first and only craft brewery. It is located in a comfortable converted service garage and the former "alignment pit" is now where beer is crafted. Adults and families love the pub food and special atmosphere.
Go Ahead and Try It!
While in Limestone Country, visit the restaurant in the Spring Mill Inn to taste a local fall favorite, persimmon pudding. A persimmon is a plum-sized fruit that has an orange color with a unique fig-citrus flavor. Persimmon pudding is a baked pudding dessert that is created with the fruit’s pulp. It has the texture of gingerbread and is usually served in squares with a dollop of whipped cream! Give this special dessert a try, you’ll love it!
Plan a Visit!
Plan your visit to Limestone Country by stopping by the Lawrence County Visitor Center at 533 W. Main Street in historic downtown Mitchell. Or, visit limestonecountry.com.
Find Your Getaway!
Limestone Country is Lawrence County, Indiana, located 1-1/2 hours south of Indianapolis and 2-1/2 hours west of Cincinnati. Visit limestonecountry.com or call 800-798-0769 to plan your Limestone Country fall getaway today.